Posts made in August, 2008

A vacation from our travels!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in Africa, Mauritius | 3 comments

A vacation from our travels!

We arrived in Mauritius on August 14th after a very long (12 hours) but very comfortable (half empty plane = one row to lie down across and sleep on per person) BA flight. When coming up with our itinerary we had decided that Mauritius was going to be a “vacation” from our travels, and it was. We had pre-arranged accommodation and an airport transfer so getting off the plane was a very calm experience! We arrived at our small-14 room-hotel where we found out that the ocean view studio we had booked was full so we put into a huge 2 bedroom apartment with 2 ocean view balconies! ...

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Expenses: Europe & The Middle East

Posted by on Aug 27, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East | 6 comments

Expenses: Europe & The Middle East

For those of you who are interested in such things (namely, money) this is the first of several posts providing some statistics regarding just how much it costs for two people to travel around the world for a year. We will do a similar post after we leave each continent. When reading these posts remember: we stay in hostels or the cheapest accommodation option, we try to eat on the cheap, we don’t drink very much, there are 2 of us (which makes accommodation half price in some countries), and neither one of us is interested in going to every single museum or attraction, we prefer to...

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Which National Park? Krka vs. Plitvice

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008 in Around the World, Croatia, Europe & The Mid East | 9 comments

Which National Park? Krka vs. Plitvice

As we had a limited number of days in Croatia, we were plagued by the question of whether to visit Krka or Plitvice national park. Google was no help since most hits told us to go to both, but no site outlined their relative merits or suggested just one. So, if you have found this blog post on Google and you don’t want to read it all the way through, the short answer is go to Plitvice provided you only have the time/money for one; honestly though, try to go to both. If time (rather than money) is your only constraint, three days is enough! Family and friends, this blog post also...

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Croatia: Highlights and Lowlights

Posted by on Aug 7, 2008 in Croatia, Europe & The Mid East | 2 comments

Croatia: Highlights and Lowlights

First let me apologize for the delay – I’ve been on vacation from traveling and accordingly the blog has fallen by the wayside. As some readers may know I left London on July 19th to come home for “wedding season:” three close friends had or have weddings on July 19th, July 26th and August 9th! Spending three weeks at home gave me the chance to celebrate with them and to spend some time at the lake with my family. Jon stayed in the UK and saw Ireland and Scotland before he flew to Toronto this past Tuesday in order to be a groomsmen in one of his closest...

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