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Monday Moment: Vang Vieng, Laos

17. October 2011

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River Crossing, Vang Vieng, Laos

I felt most ‘out there’ while in Laos. While it wasn’t difficult to get around, find a place to stay or a meal, it was definitely one of the more rustic places that we visited. There were several bridges like this in Vang Vieng; not only used by pedestrians and bicycles but also by motorbikes! We […]

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Monday Moment: Cappadocia, Turkey

10. October 2011

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Early Morning Balloons

It’s Thanksgiving today in Canada so I thought I would share a picture of where we were on Thanksgiving during our RTW trip. Traveling around  in Cappadocia Turkey is like traveling in a different world. The ‘fairy chimney’ geology creates a surreal scenery that is unlike any I have seen before. The underground cities and […]

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Monday Moment: San Telmo Market, Buenos Aires

3. October 2011

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Wander into the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires on a Sunday and find their market in full swing. It’s a quirky, fun market filled with knick-knacks and paddywhacks, foodstalls and winebars, antiques and entertainment. A must see if you’re heading that way.

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Remember That Time…We Got Soaked Over 50 Cents?

28. April 2011

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Amman View

Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that […]

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Remember That Time: We Realized We Would Never Make It As Drug Mules?

21. February 2011

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Vietnam Visa

Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that […]

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Remember That Time…We Visited The Dead?

25. January 2011

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Where’s Gillian

Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that […]

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Prost! Here’s To Schnaps!

4. January 2011

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Schnapps In Seesen

Without doubt one of my favourite traditions in Germany is the welcoming of guests with schnapps and, as we were guests with family during our time there, we were welcomed with open arms…and bottles. Schnapps, as we know it in North America, doesn’t hold a candle to the real deal. Here it is syrupy and […]

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India: If She’s Been Calling You, You Should Go

28. December 2010

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Has India been calling you? Her seductive voice reaching out and invading your imagination? The sounds of sitars and manjira filling your mind? The aromas of cardamom, ginger, cloves and turmeric tickling your nose? Then you should go. Have you been wondering if you can do it? You can. Everyone’s experience is different and many […]

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Leaving India: One Year Ago

14. December 2010

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We left India a year ago today. We left in a state of deep despair; saddened that it wasn’t working out, wondering what it was going to mean for us, and fearful that it would mean the worst… that we were going to have to go home. For a long time I couldn’t talk about […]

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Remember That Time…Creepy White Guys And Surprise Soup

6. December 2010

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Now that we’ve returned home and have settled back into our routine lives again we find it funny how our travel stories keep coming up. Invariably one of us will look at the other and say ‘Remember That Time…’ I thought it would make a good series; a way to tell these small stories that […]

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India Is Hard

18. November 2010

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India Is Hard

We entered India one year ago today. It is a place that I had been looking forward to seeing for many, many years. I was nervous and apprehensive but, more-so, I was excited. Finally I would be able to see what this great, magical country had to offer. I learned, more than anything, that India […]

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