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2017- The Year of Less

By on January 14, 2017

For me, 2016 was The Year of More. Or the Year of Yes (borrowed from Shonda Rhimes).  I quit my job to completely free up all of my time.   I pretty much said yes to everything- travel, exercise and experiences.  It was the year of no excuses.  And…


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Peru

By on December 31, 2016

The last stop on my solo trek.  And boy, it was a toughie.

I spent a couple days in Lima.  My plan was to overcome any potential jet lag as I was coming from South Africa.  Turns out I’m amazing at traveling and did not get any jet lag.  What…


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Out of Africa, part 2

By on December 4, 2016

Now this is the last Africa post, for reals.
Zimbabwe
We packed a lot in to a short time in Zimbabwe.  This made up for our lack of activities in Tanzania.

Interesting fact about Zimbabwe-they kicked out all white foreigners in the 80s.  They just said ‘you have 45 days to leave’….


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Out of Africa, part 1

By on December 4, 2016

Last Africa post!   Im going to break it down by country as that is easiest for me to remember.
Tanzania
I started my Tanzania stay in Zanzibar and that is where I met up with my tour group.  We were 20 people from all over the world.  I was the…


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KDs Big 7

By on December 1, 2016

I think its only fair to dedicate one post to the animals of Africa. The Big 5 are what people typically come to see in Africa. The Big 5 is a term coined by the big game hunters and it refers to the most dangerous to hunt animals. The…


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Africa reflections, part 1

By on November 27, 2016

I’ve been camping around East Africa for nearly 3 weeks and there has been very limited wifi everywhere.  So as I catch up, I will break my Africa time into some manageable posts.

Before I get into the real good stuff, I will set the scene.
Bathrooms
We spent a lot of…


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Hakuna Matata

By on November 10, 2016

They say Hakuna Matata here all the time.  I know what it means thanks to the Lion King, but I’m pretty sure they aren’t using it in the correct context all the time.  But Hakuna Matata!

I’m wrapping up 6 days on Zanzibar Island and today I join my next…


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If its not 3000 yrs old, its crap

By on November 4, 2016

Everything in Egypt is old. Like ancient old. I took a lot of pictures of old things and do not recall any of the answers to the following questions that were asked every time:

1. year it was made-say 2500BC?

2. how long it took to make it: 5-20 years?

3. when…


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Alexandria

By on October 29, 2016

Here I am in Egypt! WOW!!

I had a few funny encounters.  One of them was at the airport where a man asked me if I was from Egypt (I said no, Canada) then he asked if maybe I was originally from Egypt and just moved to Canada (No), then…


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Travel Video

Video time

By on October 24, 2016

Ive had plenty of time here for reflection, reading and rest.

So I put together a couple videos-‘Idle hands are the devils workshop’ as they say.

Here are a couple devilish items:

Sri Lanka video  featuring elephants

Maldives video  featuring fish etc

 

 

 


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Literally in the same boat

By on October 21, 2016

First I need to say- OMG WE HAVE WIFI.  I will admit to having a problem.  Moving on…

Arrived in Male, and the weather was beautiful, the water was gorgeous and our hopes were high.  The boat…


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touring sri lanka

By on October 14, 2016

Met up with the new tour group. What a difference! We are 15 people. The oldest couple is late 50’s and they are active and avid travelers. The rest of the group is a mix of younger couples and 1 single guy and a bunch of single girls. We…


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Just go with it

By on October 8, 2016

Finished my rejuvenate and solitude time very Kerfree style. It was not boring at all. I think I might be rested?
Thejan Beach Cabanas
Well Auntie Sheryl was probably right. I should have changed hotels. The 3 days construction never did look close to being completed. It started early and went…


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Careful what you wish for

By on October 5, 2016

By request- Einstein hair all day erry day in the pic above

I am so sick of the smell of diesel and the sound of those track hoes. Today they started working at 630 just outside my room.

What comes with the track hoes is a team of about 20 guys…


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On the road again

By on October 3, 2016

A very long couple of travel days and I have arrived at my rest place before the next tour.  5 nights of beach time!

It took me 12 hours of flights, a 6 hour middle of the night layover and a 2 hour taxi ride to get to the hotel….


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Coming to a close ?

By on October 1, 2016

The above pic is me eating a snail, Moroccan style. It was delicious!  And a bowl for about $1.
I’m writing this post from the 5* hotel in Marrakech. From the poolside actually. We have officially finished the group tour and have one last day here to spend together in…


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getting out of our comfort zones

By on September 28, 2016

After a 3 hour bus ride, a long walk, and a ferry ride we arrived in Tangiers, Morocco.  Much to the chagrin of the older people in the group, we went for a tour around town(on foot).

I took out some Moroccan dirhams from the bank machine. 2000 of them…


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A trip highlight

By on September 26, 2016

Walking through Seville with Carlos, our guide, he noticed a poster that said the bullfights were on tonight. It was our lucky day as the bullfights are only once/month. And the bullfights in Seville is the primo place to attend the fights.

Carlos also took some time to explain how…


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Making our way through Spain

By on September 24, 2016

Ahhhh Spain.

We left Madrid and headed to Barcelona on the train.  It was a nice no stress ride aboard the high speed train.
Barcelona
It was Toms birthday-STILL -when we arrived in Barcelona so I took him out for a really nice dinner.  The next day we decided to ride the…


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King of Spain-redux

By on September 19, 2016

Ive been having some issues with my blog.  I fixed them.  Sorry for the double emails. 

There is a palace here in Madrid where the King of Spain used to live. For 2 days, the Moxy Fruvous song was stuck in my head. Please listen to it here: King of…


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Arrivederci Italy (eataly), hola Spain

By on September 17, 2016

Been in Rome for 4 nights and 3 full days. It is nearly impossible to not just write about the food. Seriously.

Also, it’s shocking to report that we are already past the two week point! Tomorrow we head to Spain and join a tour for a week through Spain…


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Ciao, grazie

By on September 13, 2016

Those 2 words are the extent of my grasp of the Italian language.  So that’s embarrassing but it seems to be ok to get me a gelato or vino.

We are on our third day here and already enamoured and thinking about when we come back.
First, the food
Did you know gelato…


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Au revoir France, bonjourno Italy

By on September 11, 2016

Just 8 days spent in France.  Our first week down!  We started in Paris, went north to Bayeux then south to Nice.  All in all it was a very interesting experience.

Nice was relaxing.  We mostly spent our time on the beach which had rocks, not sand.  It also had…


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boobs

By on September 9, 2016

We got a bonus day in Paris while waiting for our night train.

We decided the Pablo Picasso museum would be nice. On our way there we got thirsty and decided we should channel our inner Hemmingway and perhaps have a couple drinks on our way. We took to a…


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Tom has a dirty little secret

By on September 6, 2016

Another busy day today.  But first let me tell you about the cute little apartment we rented.  It’s located on the second floor and its 3 times the size of what we had in Paris.  It’s super charming and very comfortable.

The view from our window…


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When in Paris…

By on September 5, 2016

Paris!

I could easily spend a month here!  When I come back, I plan on living like Hemmingway and drinking absinthe and getting carried away at cute little cafes everyday.  But for now, we tour everything.

We ate our first petite dejeuner on a cute little patio.  In France, apparently breakfast isn’t…


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Food Travel

I’ve seen London, I’ve seen France

By on September 3, 2016

Blah, blah, blah underpants…

After a good long travel day,we’ve arrived at our first destination, Paris.

We flew to London in Plus class on WestJet. Basically poor mans first class. And I won’t have it any other way starting now. So it turns out I will be needing a significant income…


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Body Brain Lifestyle Travel

I should be packing-and repacking

By on September 1, 2016

Fearless
Jenna gave me this great card about being FEARLESS as a little send off on this journey.  Actually, it is easy to pull out your credit card and book a lot of flights and hotels and take a map and say “yes, that is exactly where I will go…


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dominating the world

By on August 16, 2016

Sorry about the last post-thought I was saving it, turns out it was publishing it.  This is the real post.  And it’s long-but worth it.
World Domination Summit
This is the actual name of a conference I attended last weekend in Portland.  When asked at the border the purpose of the…


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Lifestyle

stupid technology and a poem

By on August 6, 2016

So for some reason the previous video refused to play on any mobile devices.  This is not something I know how to fix as I’m not a You Tube-ologist.

So Vimeo is now my friend.  If you were unable to watch the video on the other post, you should be…