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The Adventures Of Susan & Lars "Where are we going?" said Pooh... "Nowhere", said Christopher Robin. So they began going there...

The Spectacular Sand Dunes of Namibia (South Africa into Namibia)

NAMIBIA | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [6056] | Comments [5]

[Editor's Note: Stick with me here, it gets funny toward the end] Our super-exciting, fast-paced Africa-overland safari-adventure started with... two days in exactly the same place where we already were. ... Read more >

Meerkat Magic! (South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | Views [3076] | Comments [1]

At this point we had a little over a week, and only a few hundred kms to go. This is the “Garden Route”, South Africa's answer to the Pacific Coast Highway. We shot over to Knysna, a pretty, but overrated town. The ... Read more >

Kudu Schnitzel, Lion Bites and Tourists Skewered (South Africa and Lesotho)

LESOTHO | Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [4012] | Comments [1]

After leaving Kruger at close, we had dinner at a little family run place and a long snooze in the town of Sabie. Waking up at 8-something is so nice after a week of 5 am alarms. We did a lot of deliberation about our route through South Africa, ... Read more >

Greased Palms, Gutted Giraffes and Gorgeous Game (Kruger National Park, South Africa)

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [3617] | Comments [4]

We had an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Johannesberg, and got in about 6 in the morning. We had a little bit of adventure getting from Bali to KL as we had overstayed our visas and would owe some extra fees. This process was pretty shifty, ... Read more >

38 Days in Bali... with several surprise guest appearances! (Bali)

INDONESIA | Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | Views [5858] | Comments [5]

Ubud was great. We spent 3 days in a cute little place arranged by our hosts at the Bali Dream Villa in Seminyak. Mostly we ate (and ate well) but we did log some time at the art museum and watching the monkeys in the "Monkey Forest."... Read more >

It Ain't All Fun and Games... (Borneo to Bali)

INDONESIA | Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | Views [1950]

After three months of traveling in Asia, Susan and I needed a break (see Alive and Well, Just Slacking in Bali).  Travel is great, but intense.  Asia especially so, and it ain't like we're staying at the Four Seasons (although we aren't rock-bottom budget ... Read more >

Leeches, Orangutans and more! Plus, Lars Scares the Locals (Borneo)

MALAYSIA | Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | Views [2197]

From Bhutan we had a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur, to reprovision and sightsee (and buy airline tickets), before travelling on to Borneo. It was my first experience with a Muslim country. Kuala Lumpur is a fast growing, and rapidly modernizing city.... Read more >

Our Last Day in the Happiest Place on Earth (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Friday, 12 Sep 2008 | Views [3369] | Comments [3]

Day 7... Our last full day in Bhutan, we set off from Punakha in the morning. We needed to get all the way back to Paro for our early morning flight the next day. We stopped in Thimphu for lunch with ... Read more >

A Naked Pretty Girl is Still a Naked Pretty Girl (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | Views [127055] | Comments [16]

Day 6 Our day in Punakha was pretty relaxed. We'd been setting an ambitious pace, both physically and informationally, so this was a welcome change. Again, Tashi's experience benefitted us, and Susan and ... Read more >

Penises and Polygamy (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | Views [19614] | Comments [3]

Day 5 The next morning we came down for breakfast and noticed the fruit was peeled. Actually, I really noticed this when breakfast was brought for another table in the restaurant and their fruit wasn't. I never ... Read more >

"Can You Hear Me Now? Sorry, the Monks are Chanting." (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Friday, 29 Aug 2008 | Views [1932]

Day 4 The next morning when I woke up I wasn't feeling 100%. Not really sure why (you never can be) but just in case I peeled my fruit at breakfast (we were always brushing teeth with filter water etc.) Today's itinerary was 2 hikes – one to ... Read more >

Of Puny Pilgrims and Proletariat Particulars (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Monday, 25 Aug 2008 | Views [3273] | Comments [2]

Day 3 Today our destination would be Thimphu, the capital and largest city in Bhutan. Before leaving Paro, however, we went to the weekend market. One of the great things about Bhutan's protective visa system is that, while tourists are welcome, ... Read more >

Into the Secret Layer of Batman... (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | Views [8837] | Comments [2]

Day 2... We had a full day planned, so rose early. Remedying the sleep deficit of the night skipped in Thailand would have to wait. Not that the morning was without consolations. Breakfast was served on a balcony overlooking the valley, with ... Read more >

Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, go directly to BHUTAN! (Bhutan)

BHUTAN | Monday, 18 Aug 2008 | Views [4599] | Comments [8]

Run, do not walk to your travel agent and book your trip to Bhutan. If there is a heaven on Earth, it might be the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan literally means “Middle Existence”, as this “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is wedged between giants India ... Read more >

Getting out of Mongolia and some extra photos... (This is the last Mongolia post)

MONGOLIA | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [1477] | Comments [1]

Day 14 – The delay day – good and bad A 10:40am intenational flight put us at the airport at about a eight. We got out of our cab, hauled our bags in and found the airport ... Read more >

They don't call it the world's harshest environment for nothing (Mongolia)

MONGOLIA | Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | Views [2715] | Comments [2]

Day 11 – At White Lake The night was a cold one, and we huddled deep into our sleeping bags. The wood-fired stove had gone out relatively early. It was raining when we went to bed, and turned ... Read more >

Did you hear the one about the Monastery, the Volcano and the Lake? (Mongolia)

MONGOLIA | Sunday, 3 Aug 2008 | Views [1568] | Comments [3]

Day 9 – Drive to Tsetserleg Tsetserleg is a “real city” with electricity, Internet, running water and pavement. Our ger had electric lighting (well, ok AN electric light), and we got to charge our cameras and ipods. We missed on the Internet, ... Read more >

Lars has found his true calling (Mongolia)

MONGOLIA | Thursday, 31 Jul 2008 | Views [1775] | Comments [1]

Day 7 – Drive to Waterfall with no water We rose early, packed the truck, and couldn't get out of Craptown fast enough. Our destination for the day was the “Waterfall” although, as Doc told us, there was no water – the snows have already melted, ... Read more >

That is one giant sand dune! (Mongolia)

MONGOLIA | Friday, 25 Jul 2008 | Views [1470] | Comments [1]

Day 4 – Stay at Dinosaur Bones, ride camels, take shower This was Susan's favorite place of the whole Mongolia trip. It was very, very beautiful. This was the area I described earlier – with red mud cliffs ... Read more >

Land of Fire and Ice! (Mongolia)

MONGOLIA | Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | Views [2034] | Comments [2]

Day 2 – Drive to “White Mountain” Red rocks The next morning we were off for another haul across the steppe. The landscape out the windows was constantly changing. Table-flat at times ... Read more >

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