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Published: August 6th 2007
I guess you can say that this is a lemon-to-lemonade type story. We both quit our jobs for similar reasons and faced with the prospect of being unemployed, we decided to do something we had dreamt and spoken about ... a world tour. With the decision made, we jumped into setting the priorities. We decided on the places to visit -> from Cuba to Australia and most everywhere in between. We'll swim in the turquiose waters of Aruba, soak up the majesty of Kaieteur Falls in Guyana and sleep in the lush hinterlands of Surinam, admire the lights of Times Square, New York and segway thru Centennial Park in Atlanta. Maybe catch a game of cricket at Lord's in England and take pictures at the RLD in Amsterdam, take a safari in South Africa and gaze at the wildlife in Botswana before heading to bustling Hong Kong. We'll walk on the Great Wall of China and be amazed by the Taj in India before winging over to places with exotic names like Phuket and Chang Rai in Thailand. A raft down the Mekong Delta in Vietnam will certainly contrast against the opulence of the Sydney Opera house in Australia. And Macau,
Oh no, not THE eyes
'Panic' - the vicious mini Pinscher
and Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur and and ...
But before all of that we had things to do. So we started to sell our furniture and car, buying backpacks and comfortable, lightweight hiking boots, clothes, first aid kits and more and then ... WE HAVE A 'PANIC' ATTACK
'Panic' is our lovable, totally-loyal and super hyperactive mini Pinscher. He's practically family so much so that he occasionally travels with us and he even has the immigration stamps in his passport to prove it. His big brown eyes filled up with tears when we sold his favorite couch and loaded it on to the truck. It's hard to leave him behind but it's not practical to take him with us. He will stay with an aunt in Aruba. She loves him and he loves her and so they have our blessings.
So anyway, the trip starts on MAY 17
to Santo Domingo and then Cuba and we're just about ready to go. We'll be taking a backpack each fully equipped for at least six months of exploring, fun and adventure. We've had the necessary vaccinations and we're taking some necessities like water purification tablets and anti-diarrhoea medicine.
Home in a bag
Just about everything for 6 months
Since we'll be carrying our stuff we're minimalizing and taking only what's important. It's truly amazing how little we actually need.
So why not join us? Log on often. Email us your comments and suggestions. We'll post pictures galore and stories of the people, places and cultures. We'll show you not only the 'touristy' things but we'll also sample the local cuisine and live the true local lifestyle. You can see this vicariously thru us.
T minus 4 days and counting. We're ready to blast off to adventuresphere. Houston, we don't have a problem!! Vibert and Shanna
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