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Apr 17, 2016 - Random stuff thought of after getting home.

Currencies we've used: Thailand - baht (pronounced baat) Laos - kip Cambodia - riel Vietnam - dong US - dollar Airlines we've flown on: Eva airlines (Taiwan) Bangkok airlines Lao Airways Cambodia Angkor Air Vietnamese Airlines - Interesting that on Vietnamese Airlines, on the flight monitor, when it got to the world map, both Toronto and Vancouver were on the map, but not one US city was named, except Honolulu. Hmmmm? Different fruits we've eaten: dragon fruit, passion fruit, jackfruit, durian, watermelon, pomelo, grapefruit, pineapple,...

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May 25, 2014 - Countdown

Tomorrow is departure day, and I'm down to the last few errands on my "to do" list. The first leg of my adventure will be six days with Aunt Tanny and Monty the dog in Farnham England. For the first time, I'm limiting my luggage to one carry-on sized backpack, into which - incredibly - I've crammed 30 days worth of clothes, first aid stuff, hairdryer, gifts, etc. I took Rick Steve's advice on this, and am looking forward to skipping the lines at the luggage carousels in the various airports I'll be passing through. This is a departure from...

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Oct 6, 2013 - On African soil

Well we made it.. 6:30a the cabin lights were on and we were landing in 2 hours. A little airplane breakfast (pancakes) and presto we are here. Okay not quite yet, but boy did we wish we were. Thankful to get out of the sardine box. We stepped off the plane to (oh no!) no rolling chair and operator.. yikes!! But I saw moving stairs ahead, and eventually we found them! A roll through the Jo'burg airport and onto our last flight to Livingstone, Zambia. We did have a small break in the airport which was a relief. Then back boarding the next...

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Oct 5, 2013 - And off we go!

Sooo early (4:00am) and we were up and on route to the airport in Buffalo for our quick flight to JFK in New York City, we took off a bit late (8:40a) but managed to make up a bit of that time on the flight. I've learned how to travel with Mom on our last trip 2 years ago now to England and France. The airports have this wonderful service where you can request a rolling chair and an operator! So for all of you that don't know, Mom doesn't walk very fast anymore - so these rolling chairs are a life saver (on both of us). They meet you right...

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Sep 20, 2013 - Booked and almost packed...

A bit different this round...Mom and I have booked 4 separate little trips, back to back to make a fairly full on tour of Eastern Africa, including Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. Sent Mom off to get her Yellow-fever shot and we got, well more than, a handful of anti-Malaria medication too. A passport full of visa's and I think we are almost ready to go. Just the packing... try to take only a half full suitcase - anyone that knows us - knows we find some neat stuff we'd like to bring home. If my memory serves me correctly I think the last time...

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Jun 20, 2012 - St.Catharines to Yellowknife

Today my family is all packed up and ready to start our journey ! We are traveling from St.Catharines to Yellowknife by plane, then our flight leaves to Vancouver and from there we are driving to Calgary. By July 20 we will be heading towards Edmonton, and finally we will reach Sudbury. On August 20 we will be coming home! It is going to be great !

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Jul 20, 2009 - Almost ready!

Amy and I are almost ready...it sounds like Amy's more ready than Liz! Tied up with motorcycle associations, a car show and one more motorcycle show yet, Liz is falling behind in the preparations - but Amy's on top of it though. Our passports have 2 visa's and off for the last one (Russia). All thanks to Amy (and a little help from Barb and Purolator). That's what next week is for - what to take, does it fit, and most of all - can you lift it and lug it - BY YOURSELF! (always a trick) Only 17 more sleeps until we leave! wow

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May 17, 2009 - We're booked!

Amy and I are booked! The GAP Adventure is set...flights are booked...now to obtain our travel visas and finalize the Xian trip to see the Terracotta Warriors. August 6th fast approaches as we get ready for our 13 hour flight from Toronto to Beijing. Fingers crossed...no swines in sight

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