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The Road to Iguazu

In my last post we were in Montevideo, Uruguay. Nic and I had gone to a basketball game which was a crazy cultural experience. The next night Nic and he gals, Moire and Rose, went to a Tango show with Rose's friend Hannah. I decided to go part way through the first basketball game that night and catch the second game. I had been sick...

The Moire and Rose Tango

I must say that I was feeling a little like we have hit the ultimate highlight of our year of travel after Antarctica. We planned our entire year around getting there sometime in January or February. Now that it is over (although I will always remember the experience) we were now feeling like “okay so what now?” I am happy to...

Unbelievable Antarctica

  We embarked the MS Expedition at 4pm on February 17th. The Expedition is owned and operated by G Adventures (formerly GAP). The captain is a Canadian from Toronto with 25 years experience in these waters. He is also the head honcho at G. Nicola and I had separate rooms. She was in a triple with two other women and I was in a...

El Calafate, Ushuaia and Tierra Del Fuego

Back in El Calafate we returned to the hostel we had stayed at before. We only booked one night because we had figured we would be moving on the next day. However when we were last in El Calafate we had a change of plans and booked a flight to Ushuaia. This now meant we had a few days to relax in Calafate. We had to book another place to...

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Don't Cry for me Argentina   We arrived in Buenos Aires after 30 hours of travel. It is exhausting. We had left Egypt on a 4am flight. We flew through Istanbul and Sao Paolo before arriving in BA. We arrived at about 11pm on the same day (31st of January), Argentina time. That is a time zone five hours later than Egypt. By the...

Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way

Egypt to Argentina Is A Long Way In my last update we had just spent our first evening in Luxor. As it turned out we only drove past the Luxor Temple which was quite impressive when all lit up but we did not stop for photos. Maybe we would get another chance to go on our own the next night. The next morning we went to the Valley of the...

Egyptian Euphoria

We arrived in Cairo on the 17th of January. We flew Qatar Airways so our flight went from Cochin, India to Doha, Qatar and then to Cairo. Flying time was about 7.5 hours and Cairo is 3.5 hours behind India time. We were met immediately in Cairo by Achmed from On The Go Tours. He is OTG’s local representative in Cairo. He led us...

Kerala Frustration and Craziness

Kerala Frustration and Craziness We are now out of India. In my last post, we were on an overnight bus to Cochin. I had booked a week long tour with car and driver while we were in Bangalore. I paid for a deluxe package which meant that our hotels would be a little better and would include breakfast, air conditioning and wifi. I guesswe...

Hampi Birthday Nicola and Many Bangalore Returns

Hampi Birthday Nicola and Many Bangalore Returns In my last we had just arrived in Hampi after a night bus… quite a horrid experience. I am now writing soon to arrive in Cochin after another night bus. Another airborne experience but perhaps not as bad. It is a long story why we took another night bus to get here but nonetheless we...

Happy New Year… 6 Months Done Already!!!!

Happy New Year… 6 Months Done Already!!!! It is shocking to think that we left home about six months ago now. I never expected time to fly by so fast. A summary of 6 months in one paragraph… albeit a long one… We left home on July 5th and headed for Penticton, BC. We spent some time visiting with Nic’s mom Moire...

India, Tigers and Christmas

India, Tigers and Christmas Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family. It is Christmas morning and I have not written a blog in the last ten days or so. We are in a beach hut in Palolem Beach in Goa, India. Nicola is in the hammock and I am sitting on our little porch. Our beach hut is not much more than four walls made of plywood...