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Trip: Round the World Trip

There are [36] stories from my trip: Round the World Trip

Photos: Grand Canyon

USA | Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

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And now the end is near

USA | Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | Views [263] | Comments [2]

Sorry for the lack of up dates on our time in NY but the level of activity has been quite frenetic and we have tried to use every available moment to do things. New York allows that because there is something to do whatever the time of day or night. ... Read more >

New York, New York and more New York

USA | Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | Views [300]

Having only a week here and trying to make up for a life time of not visiting NY we are trying to do everything. 3 days gone and only 4 to go. As you can see from the photos we managed to get to the first game of the season between the Yankees and the ... Read more >

New York or how not to run an airline

USA | Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | Views [306]

Sorry to start out with a moan but we had a bit of a shock when we tried to leave LA. Apparently it is part of the practice of US airlines to over book on the expectation that a certain number of people will not turn up. If everybody turns up then someone ... Read more >

Photos: New York

USA | Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | Photo Gallery

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72 degrees and no leaves on the trees.

USA | Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | Views [273] | Comments [1]

As you can see from the photos the weather is perfect for walking.However it gets below freezing at night sometimes. Snow fell here a couple of weeks ago and some is still on the ground. I think spring depends upon as much on daylight as temperature.... Read more >

Second day in Sedona

USA | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013 | Views [282]

I must apologise to some of our readers who are desperate to hear about the beer in the USA. I am currently enjoying a local beer called Jacobs Creek. The is a village nearby of that name as well as the river. Most of my experince of US beer until now ... Read more >

Photos: Sedona

USA | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Psychic Sedona

USA | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | Views [265]

We were advised about Sedona by our friend Dorothy. The Dorothy that accompanied us to Sri Lanka. She said it was a good place to visit but we had our doubts after the Grand Canyon as anything after that was bound to be a disappointment. Well Dorothy ... Read more >

Grand Canyon 2

USA | Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | Views [267] | Comments [1]

Or how many superlatives can you take? We went on our last walk in the grand Canyon and I will not try and describe what we saw .I'll upload some photos but the artistry and equipment that I possess will not do justice. All I can say is that if ... Read more >

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon

USA | Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | Views [257] | Comments [1]

Or going down is optional and going up is compulsory. Creationists should be compelled to visit the Grand Canyon. Due to a particular friek in geological history the GC has a casm about a mile deep with overlaying stratas. This provides a unique timeline ... Read more >

Bottled out in Las Vegas

USA | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [280]

I have often wondered how I would cope with the temptations of mammon in Las Vegas. I thought that the way it would go would be that we would gamble a pre-determined amount, say $100 and then stop. If I was lucky then I might make modest profit. Unfortunately ... Read more >

Photos: Las Vegas

USA | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

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An aquarium to remember

USA | Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | Views [237]

As an event the aquarium in Long Beach was something that will be well remembered. We saw some amazing sea creatures and corals that the pictures on the blog will not do justice. It was also possible to touch some of the fish who seemed little worried ... Read more >

Getty Museum and Hollywood

USA | Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | Views [278]

It's their loss they weren't there to see us. Desperate for sone culture Cathy took us to the Getty museum in LA. It was a wonderful building in what seemed to us to be in a modern art deco style. The buildings were surrounded by beatifully arranged ... Read more >

Photos: California

USA | Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

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Arrival in Huntington Beach

USA | Monday, 18 Mar 2013 | Views [341] | Comments [1]

Or I have got myself a chevy but I can't find a levy. This is the first trip to the USA for both Mar.y and I  We had ordered a Toyata Corrola but ended up with a Cheverolet Cruze. I was quite worried about this but was reassured by  the ... Read more >

Tangariro Northern Circuit

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | Views [338] | Comments [1]

Or the long and dusty road. This the last of our walks in NZ and the only one in the north island. It was a complete contrast to all the others as it was like walking in a primitve landscape where there was no visible sign of life. That is except ... Read more >

Photos: Tangariro Northern Circuit

NEW ZEALAND | Saturday, 16 Mar 2013 | Photo Gallery

4 day walk
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Abel Tasman Coastal Track

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 10 Mar 2013 | Views [362] | Comments [1]

Or The Most Pointless Walk in History.                                                              ... Read more >

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