Category Archives: Trip Planning

Myanmar, Maldives, Bangkok and Narita Cash Budgets

Before we left we put together a cash budget for each of the four sections of our trip. We carried cash with us this time as credit cards are not widely accepted in Myanmar and we did not want to … Continue reading

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2 sleeps

I am down to counting sleeps. We went through our lists again on Sunday. We walked long on Monday. We will do our last swim today and our last walk tomorrow. Thursday night is reserved for the last minute “to … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

I almost dislike the couple of weeks prior to a long trip. I am not good at waiting and that is what I seem to be doing. We have packed as much as we can. The only stuff not packed … Continue reading

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Air Canada, My Most Favourite Airline in the Entire World

Customer service is not in the vocabulary of anyone involved with Air Canada. They go about their business doing what is best for Air Canada and the customer bedamned. We have arranged our trip so we have plenty of time … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Walk, walk, walk. Every time I turn around this summer I am walking again.  I don’t mean up and moving about for some humanly purpose, I mean walking for a long time for some predetermined distance to train to walk. … Continue reading

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Photos for Myanmar Visas

Glitch. We have sent in our visa applications for Myanmar. Usually when we apply for visas two passport photos are required. I have taken and photoshopped stock photos of Debbie and me. I print a couple of these and send … Continue reading

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Packing for the West Coast Trail

We are within a couple of days of leaving for the coast and the West Coast Trail. Time to pack. We lay out the food for 8 days in our 3D spreadsheet across the floor. Add all the assorted items … Continue reading

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Backpacking Packing List

Our backpacking packing list is now posted under “Packing Lists” and then “Backpacking”. The list includes items that may be taken on some trips but not on others, depending on the destination, weather, terrain and length of trip. Sleeping We … Continue reading

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Travel and the Internet

The internet has changed the way we set up for travel big time. I do not know whether the change is for the better or not. Years ago we researched our potential destination by book. Borrowed books from the library … Continue reading

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A Design Problem

Travelling is a design problem. You start out with a sketch, you solve mystery after mystery and as you do, the end product becomes clearer and clearer. In school I learned once you think you have the problem solved, scrap … Continue reading

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