Posts Tagged "tour"

Bolivian Adventures

Posted by on Apr 13, 2009 in Around the World, Bolivia, South America | 6 comments

Bolivian Adventures

[A] It seems as though we have fallen behind on the blog again, Argentina has been a whirlwind of good food and good wine and somehow blogging about Bolivia fell by the wayside. No need to worry, however, we are both back to keep you entertained—just be warned that the good wine may have influenced Jon’s writing style for this post. After crossing into Bolivia we arrived in Copacabana (not the Copacabana of Barry Manilow fame, that is coming a few weeks) and were surprised to discover we had to pay an ‘entry tax’ to even get into the city. This was irritating since we...

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The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted by on Mar 22, 2009 in Peru, South America | 3 comments

The Bad, and The Ugly

Ok, so “Peru was full of highlights”, “some of the most amazing sights that we have seen in our 307 days on the road”, etc. etc., but there is another side to Peru—a darker, frustrating side. What Allison failed to mention about the Amazon Basin is that everything there wants to either kill you or make you want to itch, a lot. Want to go for a relaxing swim to counter the oppressing daytime heat? Watch out for piranhas. Leisurely stroll through the jungle? Beware of the tree that shoots fire ants when you brush up against it. Relaxing in a hammock? Just be...

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From Deltas to Dollars – Billions of Them

Posted by on Oct 28, 2008 in Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe | 3 comments

From Deltas to Dollars – Billions of Them

When I left off last, we were on our Nomad overland tour in Etosha National Park, Namibia with one week left to go. Our first stop in Botswana was simply in transit and it was sad – it was at a game farm. The pacing cheetahs broke my heart. To add insult to injury, these are the only cheetahs we have seen in Africa, so I guess we need not have worried about being eaten by them… This stop was simply en-route to the best part about Botswana: our three-day mokoro (dug-out canoe) adventure into the Okavango Delta. After a 2-hour drive along dusty roads we arrived in the delta...

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Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

Posted by on Oct 10, 2008 in Africa, Namibia, South Africa | 4 comments

Thank You For Choosing Nomad – Namibia

After spending three amazing weeks in South Africa, being completely and totally independent with our own rental car, we switched gears completely and joined and overland tour. Though we generally don’t join tours, we made this decision after hours of internet research indicated it is very expensive to get to the good sites in Namibia and Botswana without your own wheels . Since it is impossible to drop off a South African rental car in Zimbabwe, we booked our tour and on September 7th we were on our way. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of overlanding, it is basically a...

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