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  • Myanmar, Part II: The Beautiful Burmese

      It is very difficult to identify a culture’s people we adore as much as the Burmese.  Eternally open, joyous and exuberant with life, they are at the very heart of our experience in their country and certainly the memories and images we took away from it.  While we spent a total of four days in Yangon and Mandalay, the two principal cities, [...]

Out Of This World Norway

April 22nd, 2018|Norway|

While we don't want to make a habit of this, we must begin this posting with a confession as well:  That Norway is, without a doubt, the most spectacularly beautiful country we have ever visited.  There is simply no way of rendering the magnitude and scale of the scenery, [...]

Argentina: Our Last Stop in South America

April 15th, 2018|Argentina, Chile|

All right, I guess we have to confess.  We have led you astray, out of chronological order, ignoring a significantly full day of wonder in our rush to get you to Antarctica.  In fact, we had more time than indicated in the beautiful Beagle Channel as we left [...]

The Far Flung Falklands

March 31st, 2018|Argentina, England, Falkland Islands|

Leaving the Antarctic behind, we had the longest open sea leg of our journey, taking two nights and a day to reach the Falkland Islands, deep in the Southern Atlantic and just about as removed and forlorn a place as we have ever visited.  When first encountered by [...]

Antarctica: The End of The World

March 17th, 2018|Anarctica|

Antarctica has always been that unknown, mysterious, furthest of all continents, not even sighted until 1820 and untouched by man until 1895 when a Norwegian team first set foot upon it.  Twice the size of Australia yet 98{e91edd8b5cd6d50d258497576336ddb12081f3c7cc3076c4ff68e4d1e3eb955f} covered by ice over 6000 feet thick, it accounts for 90{e91edd8b5cd6d50d258497576336ddb12081f3c7cc3076c4ff68e4d1e3eb955f} of the world's total.  [...]

Chile: A Cruise Down the Coast

March 10th, 2018|Andes Mountains, Chile|

We flew from Quito, capital of Ecuador, directly to Santiago, Chile and had about three days wandering that city with friends Jeanne Romano, Tony Scofield and Terri Luchsinger, all from the Bay Area and buddies for decades. While we found Santiago to be an attractive and modern city, it [...]

Ecuador: Andes to Amazon

March 3rd, 2018|Amazon Basin, Andes Mountains, Ecuador|

After spending nearly a week cruising around the Galapagos Islands, we flew directly to Quito, the capital of Ecuador.  At an elevation of over 9300 feet, well into the foothills of the Andes, we felt as though we were still on an airplane since they are pressurized to [...]

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