Long term travel, 2012 - 2013

a trip by Daniel Arellano Schwarzenberg
From: February 5th 2012
Until: November 26th 2013

I've taken 2 years off work to travel around the world, no pre-planned itinerary. 1st year starting in Australia for a year and then see where I go from there.
Trip Length: 22 months
Blog Entries: 86
Photos: 3540
Words: 156954

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
February 5th 2012 The time is now Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Neutral Bay
February 8th 2012 Just became aware I’m on the other side of the world Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Kings Cross
February 9th 2012 The possibilities are limitless Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » The Rocks
February 10th 2012 It’s a small, small world in the Blue Mountains Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Blue Mountains
February 15th 2012 Anti-Valentine’s day in a retirement home – Barhopping with couchsurfers. Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » CBD
February 21st 2012 Tropfest, bars, meetings, preparations to look for a job, etc. Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » CBD
February 22nd 2012 Change of plans Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Chatswood
March 5th 2012 Diving and more diving Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sans Souci
March 14th 2012 With the IDC (Instructor Development Course) well underway Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sans Souci
March 20th 2012 Last classes and the IDC just around the corner Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Botany Bay
March 30th 2012 PADI Scuba Diving Instructor certification - another less thing to do on the bucket list Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sans Souci
April 6th 2012 What are the chances Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sans Souci
April 13th 2012 Getting the certification numbers up Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Avoca Beach
April 26th 2012 Last days in Sydney? Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Sans Souci
May 4th 2012 Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Part 1 Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City
May 4th 2012 Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Part 2 Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » open water
May 7th 2012 Cairns, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns
May 20th 2012 Trials Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns
May 29th 2012 Job and a place to stay Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
June 5th 2012 Port Douglas Parade Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
June 12th 2012 Awesome weekend Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
June 18th 2012 Port Douglas Sunday Market and croc spotting Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
June 27th 2012 Sharing travel stories and doing a free lance scuba diving course Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
June 28th 2012 Flight to Brisbane to meet with my mates of the Chilean Navy training ship "Esmeralda" Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane
July 6th 2012 Learning to play with fire Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
July 10th 2012 Random activities of my everyday life in Port Douglas Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
July 25th 2012 A python in the backyard Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
August 2nd 2012 Randomly meeting cousins in Port Douglas and making the most out of the days off work Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
August 16th 2012 Meeting more Chileans in Port Douglas Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
September 1st 2012 Blue moon Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
September 5th 2012 Trying out the new Go Pro dive housing in Opal Reef Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Great Barrier Reef
September 11th 2012 Celebrating September 11th Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
September 17th 2012 Independence Day Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
September 22nd 2012 Port Douglas videos Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Great Barrier Reef
November 1st 2012 Portoberfest, Halloween, farewells, etc Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
November 14th 2012 Total Eclipse (of the sun) Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
November 15th 2012 Booms and declines Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
December 3rd 2012 "My sweet 31" and other events Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
December 26th 2012 End of an era Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Port Douglas
January 11th 2013 On our way to dive the SS Yongala, we visited a Spanish Castle in Far North Queensland Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Ayr
January 21st 2013 Staying among artists and diving in Sydney Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney
January 24th 2013 Australia day in Melbourne Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne
February 4th 2013 Couchsurfing and roadtrip in Tasmania Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
February 10th 2013 Auckland and diving Poor Knights inTutukaka Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland
February 12th 2013 Waitomo Caves, Tongariro National Park and short stopover in Wellington Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Waitomo Caves
February 20th 2013 Island crossing, drive from Picton to Dunedin and chillin' in Queenstown Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin
March 1st 2013 "Trapped" in New Zeland Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Auckland » Newmarket
March 8th 2013 Crash course in Balinese culture Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
March 13th 2013 Diving and drinking piscolas in Gili Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan
March 18th 2013 Across Nusa Tenggara: From Lombok to Mount Kelimutu Asia » Indonesia » Komodo
March 22nd 2013 Diving in the Komodo National Park Asia » Indonesia » Flores » Labuanbajo
March 26th 2013 Beholding the Torajan death rituals Asia » Indonesia » Sulawesi » Tana Toraja
April 10th 2013 Paradise beaches Asia » Philippines » Malapascua Island
April 13th 2013 Touch and go Asia » Philippines » Bohol » Panglao
April 17th 2013 Sci-fi and wreck diving Asia » Philippines » Palawan » Coron
April 24th 2013 Uncertainties before the Annapurna Circuit Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Thamel
May 18th 2013 Annapurna Circuit Part 1 - From Besishahar to Manang Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit
May 19th 2013 Annapurna Circuit Part 2 - From Manang to Tilicho Lake and the Thorong La Pass Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit
May 20th 2013 Annapurna Circuit 3: Muktinath to Nayapul Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit
May 24th 2013 Nepalese Safari Asia » Nepal » Chitwan
June 21st 2013 Traveling with the siblings: family reunion in Bangkok Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
June 23rd 2013 Traveling with the siblings: Chiang Mai Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
June 24th 2013 Traveling with the siblings: Dodgy border crossing Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor
June 25th 2013 Traveling with the siblings: Thai Islands Asia » Thailand » South-West Thailand » Ko Tao
July 1st 2013 Awesome hosts & checkin' out the underground rock scene Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Pretoria
July 10th 2013 A few days in Nelspruit and visit to Kruger National Park Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Kruger National Park
July 19th 2013 Road trippin' South Africa: diving in Sodwana Bay and short stopover in St. Lucia Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Sodwana Bay
July 20th 2013 Road trippin' South Africa: Ballito & Durban Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Ballito
July 29th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: visit to the highest country in the world Africa » Lesotho
July 29th 2013 Road trippin' South Africa: The Dragon Mountain Africa » South Africa » Free State » Drakensberg
August 8th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: shark diving in Aliwal Shoal Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Umkomaas
August 10th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: diving Protea Banks Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Shelly Beach
August 13th 2013 Road trippin' South Africa: don't miss the Wild Coast Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Coffee Bay
August 24th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: Sunshine Coast & bungy jumping off Bloukrans Bridge Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Tsitsikamma National Park
September 2nd 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: the amazing Garden Route Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Garden Route
September 6th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: standing at the Southernmost point of the continent and checking out Great Whites Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Agulhas
September 11th 2013 Road Trippin' South Africa: Cape Town & surrounding areas Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town
September 24th 2013 Short trip to Ireland: Dublin, Galway & Mullingar Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin
September 30th 2013 Relatives, walking tours, some odd facts and ghosts Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh
October 5th 2013 "Connecting" in London Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London » London City
October 10th 2013 A few days in Paris & short trip to Laval Europe » France » Île-de-France » Paris
November 2nd 2013 Living in and visiting towns along La Charente Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » Rochefort
November 14th 2013 Visit to Bordeaux Europe » France » Aquitaine » Bordeaux
November 16th 2013 Visiting France's Atlantic seabord sailing capital Europe » France » Poitou-Charentes » La Rochelle
November 18th 2013 Driving around in Bretagne Europe » France » Brittany » Brest
November 20th 2013 St Malo and Mont St Michel Europe » France » Lower Normandy » Mont Saint-Michel
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