Tue

11

Dec

2012

Mexico - 11 to 15 Dec 2012

Hooters, Cancun - incredible food! (click to zoom)
Hooters, Cancun - incredible food! (click to zoom)
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Fri

30

Nov

2012

Guatemala - 30 Nov to 10 Dec 2012

Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua de Guatemala, Guatemala (click to zoom)
Santa Catalina Arch, Antigua de Guatemala, Guatemala (click to zoom)
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Sun

25

Nov

2012

El Salvador - 26 to 29 Nov 2012

Volcan Izalco, El Salvador (click to zoom)
Volcan Izalco, El Salvador (click to zoom)
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Thu

15

Nov

2012

Honduras - 15 to 25 Nov 2012

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (click to zoom)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (click to zoom)
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Fri

02

Nov

2012

Nicaragua - 2 to 15 Nov 2012

on the ferry from Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua (click to zoom)
on the ferry from Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua (click to zoom)
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Tue

23

Oct

2012

Costa Rica - 23 Oct to 2 Nov 2012

The gang about to embark on the "zip line" through the cloud forest - Monteverde, Costa Rica (click to zoom)
The gang about to embark on the "zip line" through the cloud forest - Monteverde, Costa Rica (click to zoom)
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Fri

12

Oct

2012

Panama - 12 to 22 Oct 2012

Archipelago de San Blas - this was our island for 3 days!
Archipelago de San Blas - this was our island for 3 days!
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Thu

27

Sep

2012

Colombia (Part II) - 27 Sep to 11 Oct 2012

Dingo, Fudgie and Juan Boy on Playa Blanca (near Cartagena), Colomiba
Dingo, Fudgie and Juan Boy on Playa Blanca (near Cartagena), Colomiba
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Sun

16

Sep

2012

Colombia (Part I) - 16 to 26 Sep 2012

Dingo and Fudgie at Guatape, Colombia
Dingo and Fudgie at Guatape, Colombia
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Sun

26

Aug

2012

Ecuador (Part IV) - 26 Aug to 15 Sep 2012

Playa Negro, Mompiche, Ecuador
Playa Negro, Mompiche, Ecuador
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Tue

21

Aug

2012

Ecuador (Part III) - 21 to 25 Aug 2012

Nariz del Diablo Tren, Alausi, Ecuador
Nariz del Diablo Tren, Alausi, Ecuador
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Thu

09

Aug

2012

Ecuador (Part II) - 9 to 21 Aug 2012

Quilotoa Volcanic Crater, Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador
Quilotoa Volcanic Crater, Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador
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Mon

23

Jul

2012

Ecuador (Part I) - 23 Jul to 9 Aug 2012

Playa Mann, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
Playa Mann, Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands
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Sat

14

Jul

2012

Peru (Part III) - 14 to 22 Jul 2012

Cathedral of Lima
Cathedral of Lima
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Mon

02

Jul

2012

Peru (Part II) - 2 to 13 Jul 2012

Machu Picchu, Peru
Machu Picchu, Peru
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Tue

26

Jun

2012

Peru (Part I) - 26 Jun to 1 Jul 2012

Colca Canyon, Peru
Colca Canyon, Peru
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Thu

14

Jun

2012

Bolivia (Part II) - 14 to 25 Jun 2012

Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
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Sat

05

May

2012

Bolivia (Part I) - 5 May to 13 Jun 2012

The Salar de Uyuni Crew on the Salar
The Salar de Uyuni Crew on the Salar
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Tue

24

Apr

2012

Argentina (Part III) - 24 Apr to 2 May 2012

Deborah and I with the Mantegini Family in Mendoza
Deborah and I with the Mantegini Family in Mendoza
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Tue

17

Apr

2012

Chile (Part II) - 17 to 24 Apr 2012

Santiago, Chile (click to zoom)
Santiago, Chile (click to zoom)
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Thu

05

Apr

2012

Chile (Part I) - 5 to 14 Apr 2012

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
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Sat

24

Mar

2012

Argentina (Part II) - 24 Mar to 5 Apr 2012

Big Ice Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier
Big Ice Trekking on Perito Moreno Glacier
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Wed

07

Mar

2012

Argentina (Part I) 30 Jan - 23 Mar 2012

Dr Pachi, Blanca, Dean, Deborah and Albert
Dr Pachi, Blanca, Dean, Deborah and Albert
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Fri

02

Mar

2012

Paraguay (2 to 6 Mar 2012)

Dean, Liz, Deborah and Liam out in Asuncion, Paraguay
Dean, Liz, Deborah and Liam out in Asuncion, Paraguay
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Tue

14

Feb

2012

Brazil (14 Feb to 1 Mar 2012)

Dingo & Fudgie in the Sambodromo, Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval (click to zoom)
Dingo & Fudgie in the Sambodromo, Rio de Janeiro during Carnaval (click to zoom)
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Sat

04

Feb

2012

Uruguay (4 to 13 Feb 2012)

Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
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Fri

16

Dec

2011

Australia (17 Dec 2011 to 30 Jan 2012)

Deborah and Lois at the Brisbane Int Tennis Tournament at Tennyson, Brisbane
Deborah and Lois at the Brisbane Int Tennis Tournament at Tennyson, Brisbane
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Fri

09

Dec

2011

Malaysia / Indonesia (9 to 16 Dec)

Dingo, Fudgie, Duncan & Harriet in Melaka, Malaysia
Dingo, Fudgie, Duncan & Harriet in Melaka, Malaysia
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Sun

27

Nov

2011

Sri Lanka (27 Nov to 9 Dec)

Dingo and Fudgie on train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya!
Dingo and Fudgie on train from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya!
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Wed

23

Nov

2011

Singapore (23 to 26 Oct)

Dingo & Fudgie outside Raffles Hotel, Singapore
Dingo & Fudgie outside Raffles Hotel, Singapore
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Mon

07

Nov

2011

Vietnam (7 to 23 Nov)

Old men chewing the fat in the grounds of the Presidential Palace Grounds, Hanoi, Vietnam
Old men chewing the fat in the grounds of the Presidential Palace Grounds, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Thu

27

Oct

2011

Geneva, Switzerland (27 Oct to 6 Nov)

Fudgie & Dingo back in Geneva for David & Suzanne's wedding
Fudgie & Dingo back in Geneva for David & Suzanne's wedding
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Wed

19

Oct

2011

Laos (19 to 26 Oct)

Vientiane, Laos
Vientiane, Laos
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Wed

12

Oct

2011

Cambodia (12 to 18 Oct)

on the bamboo train in Battambang, Cambodia
on the bamboo train in Battambang, Cambodia
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Mon

26

Sep

2011

Philippines (26 Sep to 11 Oct)

Boracay, Philippines
Boracay, Philippines


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Mon

12

Sep

2011

Malaysia (11 to 26 Sep)

Petronas Towers, KL, Malaysia
Petronas Towers, KL, Malaysia
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Sun

11

Sep

2011

China - TOP TEN!

10. The Chinese People- they were a lot more friendly and helpful than we expected! Even though they did not speak any English they were always willing to help out.

 

9. The various train rides, from the over night hard seat to the high speed train!

 

8. Biking the walls of Xian’s old city

 

7. Terracotta Warriors, Xian

 

6. Forbidden City

 

5. River Li Bamboo rafting

 

4. Walking and biking all around Chengdu

 

3. Panda’s, Chengdu

 

2. Summer Palace, Beijing

 

1. THE GREAT WALL of CHINA!

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Sun

11

Sep

2011

China - Observations!

  • No one seems to speak English in China! Some of the younger generation do, but very minimal!
  • Children pee and poo on the street and in bins
  • Babies don’t wear diapers. Just have their bum cheeks hanging out in the air, as bottoms are open if they have bottoms on at all!
  • People are A LOT more friendly than I thought. We just say hello “Ni Hau or Nimen Hou” and their faces light up and smile at us! They then continue speaking to us in Chinese as if we understand what they are saying!
  • Where are the crowds? Other than at the train stations and on the first train from Guangzhou have not felt that claustrophobic and full of people! Maybe will feel that way n Beijing.
  • Lots of snorting, spitting and slurping!
  • Smoke inside and smoke A LOT! Mostly men have rarely seen women smoking. So unhealthy between all the smoking they do and the unhealthy greasy food they eat!
  • Eat like animals
  • No stray dogs on the streets! To quote Dean” probably because they are all on the dinner table”
  • Women have hairy armpits and legs
  • Anywhere we have tried to use a credit card told we could only use Chinese one!
  • Feel very safe
  • Squat toilets everywhere and they are nasty! Smell awful, full on pee, shit, paper, pads you name it! Some of them are just open so you see everyone and everyone can see you!
  • Facebook banned in China. At some of the hostels we have been able to access it
  • Lots of workers and people on streets with water bottles filled with tea
  • The Chinese love to eat! Anything and Everything!!!! They even have all sorts of meats that are in suction plastic bags. They suck the meat out from the plastic bag and eat it!
  • Anything I seem to buy at the supermarket is out of date! Still alive!!!
  • The Chinese people love to get pictures of you with them in it! Why would you want a picture of a stranger? Guess they don’t seem many tourists? Not sure why else they would want a picture with you in it?
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Wed

07

Sep

2011

Shanghai, China (7-10 Sep)

Shanghai Skyline by night!
Shanghai Skyline by night!
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Sat

03

Sep

2011

Beijing, China (3-7 Sep)

The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China
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Wed

31

Aug

2011

Xian, China (31 Aug - 2 Sep)

Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China
Terracotta Warriors, Xian, China
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Sun

28

Aug

2011

Chengdu, China (28-30 Aug)

Chengdu Panda Conservation Park
Chengdu Panda Conservation Park
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Fri

26

Aug

2011

Chongqing, China (26-28 Aug)

Yangtze River, Chongqing, China
Yangtze River, Chongqing, China
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Mon

22

Aug

2011

Guilin, China (22-25 Aug)

Eric, Deborah and Dean at the Lonji Rice Terraces, Guilin
Eric, Deborah and Dean at the Lonji Rice Terraces, Guilin
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Wed

17

Aug

2011

Guangzhou, China (17-21 Aug)

Opera House & Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China
Opera House & Canton Tower, Guangzhou, China
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Fri

12

Aug

2011

Bangkok, Thailand (12-17 Aug)

Suk 11, Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand
Suk 11, Soi 11, Bangkok, Thailand
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