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Happy Birthday Fidel

CUBA | Monday, 31 Dec 2007 | Views [837]

Happy Birthday Fidel To Havana today. Though Fidel’s 80th birthday party isn’t until Saturday the military will be locking down the entire city tomorrow at midnight – no one will be able to go in or out. We want to be there a day early just in case.... Read more >

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ADVENTURE 4: Canoeing the Whanganui River

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [1194]

JEFF: We hate to say goodbye to our wonderful friends, Bob and Joan, but adventure calls. We’ll spend the next three days canoeing the Whanganui River. “That’s pronounced ‘Fanganui’. All Maori names that start with ‘wh’ are pronounced ‘fa’,” our outfitter ... Read more >

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ADVENTURE 3: Rotorua and Taupo, Two Hot Spots

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [705]

JEFF: We rise early, pack the tent and speed south. We’re heading to Lake Rotorua and the town of the same name which literally is New Zealand’s hot spot. There are geysers and boiling pots everywhere. Even our motorcamp has one. “And we have heated ... Read more >

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ADVENTURE 2: Farthest North

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [565]

JEFF: The Dutch couple and ourselves have been waiting for nearly an hour. What began as an animated interchange between travellers has degraded into a desultory series of remarks as we wait for the overdue tour bus. Finally a brightly painted bus ... Read more >

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ADVENTURE 1: Auckland and Kauri Country

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [689]

JEFF: It’s great to take a break. Whether it’s from the daily routines of work or an active retirement, new places and faces enliven the body and renew the spirit. We have only three weeks free so visiting an island nation like New Zealand makes sense.... Read more >

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