Free Spirits Around the World in 99 Days travel blog

Free Spirits Around the World in 99 Days

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Well, we're off, or will be shortly. We walk to the bus to make our way to SeaTac Airport on December 1. From there, it's holiday markets in Europe, January in India, and a New Zealand ramble.
Preparation has not been stress free. In addition to the usual trip details - immunizations, guidebooks, advice from friends and recent travelers - we have had not one but two roof leaks, and a blown water heater. All is repaired now, so our house is ready for our live-in house-sitters.
We are paying for this with cash we have saved over the past several years. More than half the trip, including our tour group in India, has been prepaid.
Logistics are so simple without bicycles and walking poles. We each have one bag (Rick Steves carry-on with shoulder straps) and an over-the-shoulder bag. The biggest challenge is figuring out what to take to go from the frozen Baltics to the warmth of New Zealand. Layers, layers, layers.
We look forward to sharing our journey with all y'all.
World-Europe map

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
52 
 
 
Rain, the perfect south...
 
53 
 
 
You may recall
 
54 
 
 
Taking pictures
 
55 
 
 
Losing stuff
 
56 
 
 
Inside the long white...
 
57 
 
 
We see Mount Cook
 
58 
 
 
Glow worms and other odd...
 
59 
 
 
Post earthquake, wool,...
 
60 
 
 
Icons and locals
 
61 
 
 
Americans: a sort of...
 
62 
 
 
Catching up
 
63 
 
 
Winding down
 
64 
 
 
Conclusion
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