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Year: 2010

Have You Ever Had It Blue? The Antarctic, Feb 8-18, 2010

After the savoury sights, sounds and craziness of the past four or five months, I may have come to the Antarctic with the least expectations of anybody on this expedition cruise. It’s hard to top the splash of a saffron robed monk collecting alms at six in the morning in Luang Prabang, or scaling the […]

Boob Jobs In Buenos Aires: Feb 3-5, 2010

After five months, the final leg of this travel starts in Buenos Aires with a 36 hour sprint spread over bits of 3 days, and ends the same way after the Antarctic. It’d be easy to mistake the capital of Argentina for continental Europe. After two walking tours led by opinionated and highly politicized locals […]

Mummies’ the Word, Cairo, Egypt, Jan 11-15, 2010

For most of the past four months, Trish was often the only white folk around. And I could almost blend in well enough to get the occasional local price. All this came to a screeching halt in the chaos and dusty mayhem they call, Cairo. The largest city in Africa, 20 million people . We […]

Love and Madness, Bangkok, Jan 4-10, 2010

The overnight VIP bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok is anything but VIP. We see passengers on other buses passing us with blankets,trays,water, and night lights. Our smiling travel agent who booked this no doubt pocketed most of our fare and schlepped us on this backpacker delight. On the road Trish lays a bombshell and […]

Countdown in Chiang Mai, Dec 28-Jan 3, 2010

Yet another lame jungle ‘elephant trek.’ These elephants spend most of their time foraging for grass and drinking. This only goes to prove that the bigger you are, the bigger pile of shXX you will produce. As we stumble to the finish line of this magnificient Asia leg, we continually see startling contrasts.   We […]