12 Days in Namibia

After finishing up in Tanzania, it was time to move on to southern Africa. We'd already been to South Africa and Zimbabwe a few years ago for our honeymoon, so we opted to visit new places this time around: Namibia and Botswana. We used a tour operator (we ended up sort of hating him but …

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Maldives – aka Heaven part 2

Our final planned stop for Asia was the Maldives because - DUH - what better place to end 3+ months in Asia? Days 192-193: But first, a ~24 hour layover in Kuala Lumpur (KL) Now that we were finally in a big city again, we took the opportunity to enjoy some good old mall shopping. …

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Bali, Bali, Bo-Bali

Greece was lovely, but I was ready to head back to the tropics. Though a bit illogical to head all the way back to Asia, I was determined to make it to Bali on this trip and we found a way to make it work post-Christmas with some flight finagling. In retrospect, I should have …

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Philippines, part 2

Here’s the second half of our Filipino adventures: Day 141, continued: Electricity is overrated? Once I had my pants back, I was a much happier woman. My stress (and anger) levels were reduced enough that I could happily take a nap on the ferry ride back to Cebu with the assistance of my wonderful travel …

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Nepal – aka #wheresEverest

After India, we moved on to Nepal. As you can imagine, most of Nepal's tourism industry revolves around hiking in the Himalayas, especially Everest. Needless to say, this is definitely not what I came to Nepal for--if I can barely climb up a hill in New Zealand, I'm basically guaranteed to die anywhere near Everest. …

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India, part 2

Our whirlwind tour of India continues... Day 78: And now to Agra we go We got an early morning start on our 6 hour (bumpy) drive to Agra and stopped in Fatehpur Sikri along the way--former capital of the Mughal Empire. It served as a home for all 3 (!) of the former king's wives …

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India, part 1

Our time in Oceania was over too soon, and now it was time for Asia. We decided to start in India and slowly work our way East, partially based on weather (some warned us it would be too hazy in India later in the year) and partially based on flight paths. Also based on a …

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#FijiTime

And now our final #islandlife stop (for now): Fiji. Day 65: Time travel is exhausting We left Tahiti the night of September 21st, at 2:30am--so really, just REALLY early on September 22nd. But after only a 5 hour flight, we landed in Auckland the morning of September 23rd...despite having done it a couple of times …

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Tahiti – paradise part 3

And now onto Tahiti... Day 61: Onto Mama Paradise, continued A short flight from Maupiti and now we were in Tahiti! We picked up our rental car, which poor Ben hated because it was a manual with a 'shitty clutch', and followed our Airbnb hosts to the studio apartment we were staying at. We originally …

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Maupiti – paradise part 2

Continuing our catch up... Day 58: From Paradise to Paradise Jr. Sadly, the day had come to leave Bora Bora. I ate my feelings over breakfast and off we went. Fortunately, we were on our way to another one of French Polynesia's beautiful islands - Maupiti. Most people have never heard of this island given …

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