Tag Archives: before leaving on a trip

Behind Schedule

Murray and I are usually ahead of schedule when it comes to packing for a trip. But, for some reason, for this trip that is 1 week away, we have hardly started. Why is that? Maybe because I have started … Continue reading

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Sidetracked II (the sequel)

Our trip to Africa is imminent but we must reroute our focus to a trip in the spring. As previously mentioned, one of the participants on our upcoming dive adventure is a teacher and as such she must travel on … Continue reading

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Changes

Our trip to Africa is set and now it is just counting down the days. I keep looking at the way we have prepared for this trip and wondering if we have not lost a bit of adventure. The internet … Continue reading

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Ouch

Today is the day we have been waiting for. The anticipation has been so thick you could cut the air with a knife. Today is the day we get to go to Alberta’s Travellers’ Health Services. Kidding aside, it is … Continue reading

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Stonetown on a Whim

After a long process of finding a place to rest and relax in the north of Zanzibar. I started researching a place to stay in Stonetown. I thought this might be easy. There are lots of places but there should … Continue reading

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North Zanzibar

After some further investigation we have decided to search for accommodation in the Nungwi or Matemwe area. It seems that the Mnemba atoll is very good to dive at. I have found several hotels in those areas worth investigating so … Continue reading

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A Packing Challenge

We have read  that there are tight restrictions on luggage size and weight for some airlines in Africa. If a person has too much luggage, he/she will get charged for an extra seat or for freight. We have also read … Continue reading

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Utila – Starting to Pack

As we were brushing our teeth this morning, I mentioned to Murray that we should start our packing process this weekend.  It is only three weeks until we leave.  We may be going to the mountains next weekend, so I … Continue reading

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Counting Down

We are a week out and have, for the most part, everything in place. Now it is just the waiting. I, being my cocky self, don’t think we should have any trouble adapting to the unfamiliar, Debbie, whose job it … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

The time is nye and we are still making final arrangements on the India side of the trip. Our learning curve is big right now and some days life is very frustrating. Testing the limits of our civility. First, we … Continue reading

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