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Sue's & Linda's great adventure In 2005, when Linda and I went to Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti, we realized #1 on both our bucket lists was Antarctica. We finally realized our dream in 2017 and have now visited all 7 continents.

Trip: South America/Antarctica

There are [21] stories from my trip: South America/Antarctica

Photos: Chacabuco

CHILE | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018 | Photo Gallery

We took the famous Carretera Austral which runs from Puerto Montt to the Simpson River Reserve and then onto Coyhaique (co hike a).
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Sue & Phyllis go to China

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Views [116]

The hardy people of the Falkland Islands

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Tuesday, 6 Feb 2018 | Views [233]

The Falklands are very remote and the weather is very windy and cold, so the people are pretty hardy and self-sufficient. He’d told a story about how he had his pregnant girlfriend on the back of his bike. (Before the war in 1982, there weren’... Read more >

Entertainment on ship

USA | Thursday, 25 Jan 2018 | Views [325]

In general, the entertainment was quite good. We saw: The Singers and Dancers of the Zaandam:      Variations      Rock Legends      Classique      Dance The Indonesian Crew ... Read more >

Mahjong Women

USA | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 | Views [275]

Linda was going to learn Mahjong while on the trip and the other Linda and Evi both wanted to learn as well. One day we were playing in the game room. At the end of the 2nd hand, something came up that I wanted to mention to the 3 of them. After I finished, ... Read more >

Uplifting movies

USA | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 | Views [236]

The first night on the ship they showed a very depressing movie. At dinner Evi asked if either Linda or I had gone to it. I said, "no, we're on vacation. Why would we want to go watch a depressing movie? What are they going to do next -- show us Titanic?" ... Read more >

A special dessert

USA | Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018 | Views [263]

One night Whoopie Pie was listed on the menu. We couldn't stop laughing. Maha came over and asked me what was so funny. I said,"do you know what a whoopie cushion is?" When he said "no", I then said, "well, it's like the cushion on the seat of your chair,but ... Read more >

Photos: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

We drove along the Avenida de Mayo, saw the Casa Rosada Government House, some cathedrals and visited Recoleta cemetary where Eva Peron is buried. We also went to La Boca, a really interesting/bohemian area.
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Photos: Iguazu Falls

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

Iguazu Falls is nearly twice as tall as Niagara Falls and rivaled only by Zambia and Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls, which is taller at 108 meters.The Iguazu Falls The falls are about 1.7 miles wide and vary from 200-269 feet tall. This makes the Iguazu Falls ... Read more >
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Photos: Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento

URUGUAY | Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest city in Uraguay was founded in 1680 (pronounced ur O way!) and declared a world heritage site in 1995. It has many old Spanish and Portuguese homes.
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Photos: Puerto Madryn

ARGENTINA | Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

Puerto Madryn is an Argentine city on the coast of northern Patagonia. Its sandy beaches and restaurant-lined promenade face Golfo Nuevo bay. Across the bay, rocky Valdes Peninsula is home to penguins and elephant seals, which are preyed on by orcas.... Read more >
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Photos: Falkland Islands

FALKLAND ISLANDS | Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

Stanley, which is the world's most southern capital, is located in the Falklands archipelago. The Falklands consist of two main islands, East and West Falkland, along with over 700 smaller islands. 98% of the Falklanders voted to remain British. Fishing ... Read more >
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Photos: Puerto Montt

CHILE | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

Puerto Montt, a port city in southern Chile’s Lake District, is a gateway to the Andes mountains and the Patagonian fjords. The city’s neoclassical cathedral, built from wood in the 19th century, overlooks Plaza de Armas square.
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Photos: Santiago

CHILE | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

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#1 on our bucket list

CHILE | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Views [236]

We arrived in Santiago on December 13th after a LONG overnight flight. Santiago is Chile's capital and its largest city. It is surrounded by the Andes. We booked a private tour of the city through our hotel. 

Photos: Dinner companions

CHILE | Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery

We knew we were in for a treat when we met our dinner companions and waiters. We all looked forward to dinner every night when we laughed and told of our adventures that day.
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Photos: Antarctica

ANTARCTICA | Tuesday, 26 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

one gorgeous scene after another....unfortunately we had to tuck in near shore for 2 days due to a bad storm (70 mph winds and 28' tall waves), but we felt fortunate to see Antarctica at all since many cannot.
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Photos: Ushuaia & Tierra del Fuego

ARGENTINA | Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

Beautiful Andes views and the end of the world. Ensendada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay -- the end of the Pan-American highway.
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Photos: Glacier Alley

CHILE | Saturday, 23 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

Cruising near Cockburn and Beagle Channels
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Photos: Cruising and Punta Arenas

CHILE | Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 | Photo Gallery

As we cruised through the Chilean fjords, we saw some glaciers which were unexpected. We also saw a life-size replica of Magellan's ship as well as a replica of Darwin's ship, the Beagle.
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