Posts Tagged "visas"

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Posted by on May 11, 2009 in Argentina, Asia, Australasia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Easter Island, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South America | 1 comment

Expenses: Asia, NZ, South America

Well, we are back in Canada! Can you believe that a year went by so fast? I certainly can’t. Over the next week or two we are going to have a series of posts with lots of statistics about our trip – including the $64,000 question. This post is the third of three posts about daily costs around the world. This post includes: Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and several countries in South America. It doesn’t include Australia because of the nature of the family vacation we took there. If you need some help understanding this post, please see my Expenses: Europe and the...

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Expenses: Africa

Posted by on Dec 17, 2008 in Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, The UK, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe | 1 comment

Expenses: Africa

Back due to popular demand (or my shear dorkiness)… in order of cheapest to most expensive countries… here is our budget breakdown for Africa! Please see my Expenses: Europe and the Middle East post for information about how to understand these posts! Uganda (17 days) $35 PPPD Visas $109 Accommodation $253 $7 Transport $255 $8 Sights $255 $8 Shopping $14 Food & Incidentals $301 $9 Gorilla Permits $1157 We didn’t include our Gorilla permits in our daily cost since $500 per person on a one day event is pretty steep and many people forgo that...

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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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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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Why does Turkey hate Canada?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East, Turkey | 2 comments

Why does Turkey hate Canada?

Well, we made it to Turkey. While we haven’t been here long enough to form any long-winded posts, I will say this: why does Turkey have a special hate-on for Canada? While in line at the airport to purchase visas, we learned that Canada is in a special ‘F you’ class all on its own – an outstanding US$60 per person. Almost every other nation pays US$20 to US$30 and not one single country is even close to the very special Canadian price. You can find an unofficial price list here. So, what did Canada do to Turkey? Visa fees are usually reciprocal, but I find it...

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