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Thailand Itinerary

21. March 2009

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We come into Thailand after India. As I’m unsure of how I will feel about India, I’ve designed the Thailand itinerary to allow for some decompression which is, I’m told, what Thailand is all about. We plan for 5-6 weeks here so there is plenty of time to settle in and to move around. We’ll […]

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Every Experience is Perfect

14. March 2009

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While researching for this trip, one of the big pitfalls I’ve been careful to avoid is getting caught up in expectations. Long ago I had trouble truly enjoying travel because I was always trying to find the ‘perfect experience’ or the ‘best spot’ that I had read or dreamed about. I couldn’t really get lost […]

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India (and Nepal) Itinerary

7. March 2009

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India is a place that has facinated me for many years. I am, at the same time, excited to finally be going, and terrified of what it holds and how I will react. Ten weeks is not very long to spend – we have friends that spent 6 months in India alone! So we have […]

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Our Whole World On Our Backs

28. February 2009

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J and I bought our packs this weekend. A ‘100 Day Present’ of sorts. We’ve discovered, as we plan on carrying everything we own on our backs for the next year, that there is much to think about when considering the pack to carry it all in. Size is one consideration. At first I wanted […]

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100 Days!!

21. February 2009

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100 Days!!

  Today is 100 days until we leave…I am beyond excited. It just seems like an auspicious number. In the States they track the first 100 days of a presidency, in Korea they celebrate the first 100 days of a persons’ life so it seems natural to mark the 100 days until we leave. I […]

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Nostalgic Already?

14. February 2009

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We moved last weekend and, more than once, I found myself feeling nostalgic.  Not for the condo – I don’t seem to be sad to see it go – but for Victoria. Even though we’ll still be here for 3 months and 15 days, I was already missing it.  I think it was partly the […]

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Random Amusing Challenge and Fellow Bloggers to Check Out

7. February 2009

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My good friend Glenda, who blogs at PaperScissorsRock, tagged me for a Random Amusing Challenge this week. Works well for me as finding time to write this week is challenging because we are moving on Saturday after a whirlwind three weeks of closing the sale of our home, finding a place to live, and packing, packing, packing. The […]

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Turkey Itinerary

31. January 2009

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Our plan is to start our holiday in Turkey toward the end of September and stay until the end of October – should be almost 6 weeks. One of our goals is to not be in any one place during the ‘busy’ season, and I think Turkey in October meets that goal (hee hee…’Turkey in October’ […]

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21 Days…Ready, Set, Move!

24. January 2009

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Well, we finalized a deal on our home on Thursday and agreed to some crazy short timelines on the closing.  21 days…that’s how long we have to find a place to live, pack up all our stuff, and move. Yep, that’s right, we don’t have a place to move to yet.  Luckily, J and I […]

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Insuring A Good Time

17. January 2009

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I have read of travelers heading out without travel insurance. They say that medical care is cheap in foreign lands. They say that should anything happen to them they would get themselves back home and rely on the requirement of their local hospitals to help them. I say they are being naive, short-sighted, and irresponsible. Are […]

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Germany Itinerary

10. January 2009

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With only 3 weeks to spend in Germany, we will have to be selective in what we see in order to travel at a relaxed pace, see some urban and country sights, and to include some family visiting in too. Although we haven’t firmed up plans with family connections yet our hope is that our, […]

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