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Isla de Rain?

BOLIVIA | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [950]

We waited until this morning to buy our boat tickets to Isla del Sol, hoping for the cloudy, rainy weather to clear. It rained hard all night, so we thought for sure it would be sunny today. There's a bit of blue peeking through the clouds, so we decide ... Read more >

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Ascending to 3800M: Copacabana

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | Views [912]

While they call many things in Bolivia as "the World's Highest..." this actually is not accurate for Lake Titicaca, as there are other lakes in Peru and Chile that are higher.  But at 3800M, it's plenty high for us.  Too high to kick our head ... Read more >

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Making it to Dead Woman's Pass

PERU | Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | Views [2723]

Making it to Dead Woman's Pass Thankfully we awoke to Darrin feeling a little better. With hot mint tea delivered at 6:00 a.m. to the door of our tent, and a fresh batch of pancakes whipped up by our cook, along with the most amazing warm quinoa ... Read more >

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Happy Thanksgiving: Tough First Day on the Inca Trail

PERU | Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | Views [985]

We didn't know if we'd even make it to the starting line today. After having been so careful about what we chose to eat the four days before our trek, Darrin came down with a case of food poisoning around 11:00 p.m. last night, and was up all night. ... Read more >

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Bonito Baños

ECUADOR | Thursday, 8 Nov 2007 | Views [730]

The surrounding roadways into Baños are still in a state of disrepair from the late August 2006 eruption of Volcán Tungurahua, which destroyed some of the local villages and closed the road going south from Baños to Riobamba, causing people in Baños to ... Read more >

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A Warm Welcome in Boquete

PANAMA | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [875]

We met some really cool guys from the US on our bus to David.  Jim and John have been here for several years, sailing boats.  Jim knows everyone, and has been asked to sail some impressive boats here, and moves in the circles with some of Panama's elite.... Read more >

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Weekend Away at Guatemala Summer Camp

GUATEMALA | Saturday, 13 Oct 2007 | Views [1101]

We swore we'd never do a tour again. They always turn out to be lousy and we end up feeling ripped off. However, in Guatemala, it's just not safe to be venturing out on your own, and agencies have established small group tours with security guards/guides ... Read more >

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Yes Virginia, There is Surf in Vietnam!

VIETNAM | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [1173]

I couldn't believe my ears... the sound of surf pounding the beach had woken me up.  As I so often do, I wake up, not completely remembering where we are - what country, what city, and oh, we're in a hotel?  I could have sworn I was waking up in the camper-... Read more >

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"You Slide?"

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Views [707]

"You slide, sir, miss?" yell the little voices of girls and boys all running to us and surrounding our motor bike as Darrin slams on the breaks to avoid hitting the mob of children holding blue sheets of plastic. We are at the famous white sand ... Read more >

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Day 2: Beating the Island Heat

LAOS | Saturday, 23 Jun 2007 | Views [809]

Being the low, rainy season here, we couldn't find enough people to get out in the rafts to tackle the Mekong's class 3 section of river here in Si Phan Don, and tubing wasn't so appealing in the thick, brown, muddy river, so we decided to hire a couple ... Read more >

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Island Life: 4000 Islands

LAOS | Friday, 22 Jun 2007 | Views [891]

Don Det is one of over 4000 little islands spread throughout the Southern Mekong region of Laos, the area where the Mekong spreads to it's widest section, just along the border of Cambodia. Island is a relative term, some island are merely small clumps ... Read more >

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Travel the Globe to Watch TV?

LAOS | Sunday, 17 Jun 2007 | Views [832]

We arrived in the very scenic, beautiful town of Vang Viene, south of Luang Prabang by bus, about 4-5 hours. We traveled Route 13, the road where there's been recent attacks by insurgents. The Department of State, and US Embassy here in Laos has sent ... Read more >

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Welcome to the Jungle

NEPAL | Saturday, 14 Apr 2007 | Views [2990]

We kicked off the morning with a dugout canoe ride along the river that runs the boarder of the park. The canoe was like those we've seen throughout Asia and Papua New Guinea - a tree trunk carved into a thin, semi-stable canoe. Ours, however, had movable ... Read more >

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Indian Jungle

INDIA | Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | Views [903]

We had decided to splurge for a day, and stay at the Vythri Lodge in the middle of the Wayanad Jungle. The wildlife sanctuary is supposed to be a great place to go on wildlife safari tours in jeeps, to see wild elephants, tigers, and other ... Read more >

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As Close to Heaven as it Gets

INDIA | Saturday, 24 Mar 2007 | Views [652]

Under the road sign for the beach town of Muzhappilangad, “As Close to Heaven as it Gets” is written in black writing on a silver sign.   They are absolutely right.   We go no further than 5 kilometers from our hotel and hit a little fishing ... Read more >

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Cooking in 48 degrees

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | Views [636]

This weather is brutal.  Perth, today, 48 degrees celsius.  Picture yourself in a clothes dryer on high heat... it was still brutal when we walked out for dinner at 8:30 pm!!!

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Climbing the 60M Karri Tree

AUSTRALIA | Friday, 23 Feb 2007 | Views [2575]

No better way to use our time today, than touring through the fine wineries of Denmark and Pemberton (West Cape Howe and Old Kent River) as we wind our way toward Margaret River.   We spent the day traversing hairpin turns on the road through the ... Read more >

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Feeding Dolphins

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 14 Feb 2007 | Views [665]

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Yet another amazingly hot day- even hotter than yesterday.   We actually set the alarm for the first time last night, to be sure to get ourselves motored over to Monkey Mia - about a 30 minute drive away, for the 8:00 am ... Read more >

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