Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

a trip by Vic Pollen
From: October 7th 2013
Until: July 1st 2015

Welcome to Part II of our worldwide wanderings. We're still not sure what we're looking for but that leaves us open to just about anything that's on offer. Sometimes it's the adventure, sports, and cheap thrills- sometimes it's the critters both above and below the waterline- sometimes it's the history, architecture, and ruins- and almost always it's the people and their culture. Big WOW's, little WOW's- the world does seem to offer an almost unlimited number of jaw-dropping sights and experiences. Through our travels, at some point we'd love to discover just what sort of footprint we'd like to leave but for now, wandering seems to be the right answer.

After Part 1 (Letters From A World of WOW), a pit stop in Toronto was needed to make nice with the tax man, schedule an annual physical (can you call it an "annual" if you only go every five years?), strengthen some friendships (while others faded), and, most urgently, change out our wardrobe (apparently after 2 years of seeing each other in the same 5 frayed shirts a scenery change is needed).

Chores done and batteries recharged, it's time to get back on the road. And just for something a little different, since our near term focus is Central and South America, we've decided on an extended stay in Costa Rica to try and pick up the fundamentals of Spanish. Going back to 'school' is generating anxieties (can you get detentions in language school??) but we're going to give it a try.
Trip Length: 21 months
Blog Entries: 81
Photos: 5640
Words: 75552

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
October 7th 2013 Musings From Our Downtime In Toronto North America » Canada » Ontario » Toronto
October 10th 2013 Polar Bear Capital??? North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill
October 12th 2013 No Wolves?? North America » Canada » Manitoba » Thompson
October 14th 2013 Ghosts & Gobblers North America » Canada » Manitoba » Winnipeg
November 9th 2013 Yo Hablo Espanol Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
December 11th 2013 Who's The Dodo?? Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
December 13th 2013 Rafting To Our Hotel Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Limón » Siquirres
December 17th 2013 A Princess Screams Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
December 19th 2013 Hiking Through The Clouds Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
December 25th 2013 Lunch On The Beach Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
January 30th 2014 Adios Costa Rica Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica
February 3rd 2014 Pass The Cigars Central America Caribbean » Cuba
February 5th 2014 Che DH Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Centro » Santa Clara
February 8th 2014 Old World Spain Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Centro » Trinidad
February 10th 2014 Lots Of Walking Central America Caribbean » Cuba » Cienfuegos
February 12th 2014 Biking In Cuba Central America Caribbean » Cuba
February 19th 2014 Watch Out For The Stingers Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
February 24th 2014 The Conch Republic North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key West
February 26th 2014 Underwater Hotel North America » United States » Florida » Keys » Key Largo
March 2nd 2014 Blast Off North America » United States » Florida » Fernandina Beach
March 7th 2014 Home Of The Blue Jays North America » United States » Florida » Dunedin
March 13th 2014 Gators Everywhere North America » United States » Florida
March 15th 2014 Spring Break North America » United States » Florida » Miami Beach
March 19th 2014 Stone Guardians South America » Chile » Easter Island
March 22nd 2014 Planned Riot? South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago
March 26th 2014 Bohemian Or Spray Paint Gone Wild South America » Chile » Valparaíso Region » Valparaíso
March 30th 2014 Cowgirl Star Gazer South America » Chile » Coquimbo Region » Pisco Elqui
April 2nd 2014 The Days The Earth Shook South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » San Pedro de Atacama
April 6th 2014 Cold & White But It's Not Snow South America » Bolivia
April 11th 2014 The White City South America » Bolivia » Chuquisaca Department » Sucre
April 17th 2014 Joining The 4,000 Metre Club South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz
April 22nd 2014 Lake Titicaca South America » Peru » Puno
April 22nd 2014 Macaw Overload South America » Peru » Madre de Dios
April 26th 2014 Flying High With The Condors South America » Peru » Arequipa
April 30th 2014 Nasca Lines South America » Peru
May 7th 2014 Walled City South America » Colombia » Cartagena
May 13th 2014 Gold And Emeralds South America » Colombia » Bogota
July 16th 2014 Our Money Is No Good Europe » Russia
July 22nd 2014 Russia Through Muddy Windows Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk
July 25th 2014 Putin's Place Europe » Russia
August 1st 2014 Floating On The Volga Europe » Russia
August 6th 2014 Home Of The Tsars Europe » Russia
August 11th 2014 Sauna City Middle East » United Arab Emirates » Dubai
August 16th 2014 Barefoot In Africa Africa » South Africa » Mpumalanga » Kruger National Park
August 21st 2014 Pampered Safari Africa » South Africa
August 25th 2014 Lemur Land Africa » Madagascar
August 27th 2014 Homestay "Or Something Like That" Africa » Madagascar
August 30th 2014 Lord Of The Rings Africa » Madagascar
September 2nd 2014 Hunting For The Hissing Cockroach Africa » Madagascar
September 7th 2014 Golden Sandstone Cliffs Africa » South Africa
September 9th 2014 Wounded Zebra Visits Mountain Zebras Africa » South Africa
September 10th 2014 Safari In A Campervan Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Addo Elephant National Park
September 11th 2014 Meerkat Manor Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Oudtshoorn
September 15th 2014 The Big 7 Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Hermanus
September 20th 2014 Evicted Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » Cape Town
September 22nd 2014 Grand Canyon Of Africa Africa » Namibia » Fish River Canyon
September 24th 2014 Camping At The Gas Station Africa » Namibia
September 26th 2014 A Little Slice Of Germany Africa » Namibia » Swakopmund
September 28th 2014 The Gods Must Be Crazy Africa » Botswana
October 2nd 2014 Floating With The Elephants Africa » Botswana » North-West » Chobe National Park
October 8th 2014 Playing In The Falls Africa » Zambia » Livingstone
October 13th 2014 Last Stop In SA Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg
December 25th 2014 Good King Wenceslas Europe » Czech Republic » Prague
December 31st 2014 Happy Hogmanay Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh
February 22nd 2015 Yuckytan North America » Mexico
April 14th 2015 Land Ho! Europe » Portugal » Azores » Pico » Horta
April 17th 2015 The Rock Europe » United Kingdom
April 18th 2015 Spanish Coast Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona
May 7th 2015 "The Troubles" Europe » United Kingdom » Northern Ireland » County Antrim » Belfast
May 8th 2015 Giants Causeway Europe » United Kingdom » Northern Ireland » County Antrim » Bushmills
May 9th 2015 Looking For A Four Leaf Clover Europe » United Kingdom » Northern Ireland » County Londonderry » Londonderry
May 13th 2015 On The Edge Of The Cliffs Europe » Ireland
May 16th 2015 Beer And Some Duct Tape? Europe » Ireland » County Kerry » Dingle
May 18th 2015 Looking For Her People Europe » Ireland » County Cork » Cork
May 20th 2015 Is It Really Is A Long Way To Tipperary? Europe » Ireland » County Kilkenny » Kilkenny
May 23rd 2015 Looking For Leprechauns Europe » Ireland » County Dublin » Dublin
May 26th 2015 Puffin Patrol Europe » Iceland » South » Vestmannaeyjar
May 28th 2015 Glacier Climbing Europe » Iceland » East
May 30th 2015 Bubbling Earth Europe » Iceland
June 2nd 2015 Icewater Rafting Europe » Iceland » Northwest
June 4th 2015 Rotting Sharks & A Whale Penis? Europe » Iceland
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