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Adventures in Africa: Arduous but Awesome!

When I first discovered Helen in Wonderlust’s Rock my Adventure Tours, I was super  excited about the possibility of  trekking with gorillas, a definite bucket list topper. The fact that the itinerary included countries that I had never visited was … Continue reading

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Calling on the Congo

My African adventure was to include a hike up Mount Nyiragongo, an active 2 mile high volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and spend the night camping at the rim and seeing the fiery lava lake in the … Continue reading

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Pleased to Meet You!

Since my divorce 20 years ago I have lived alone and have slipped comfortably into the skin of an introvert. The fact that I have a large loving family made it easier to not seek out new friends.  I am … Continue reading

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Aventuras and Alegria en Argentina

What great fun. I don’t remember laughing this much any time any where. We cracked up at breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between. You can almost hear my delight when looking at the pictures.     We biked, we hiked and … Continue reading

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Hoping your Holidays are Happy

Luckily I was able to visit my “aspired” number of new countries this year: Lesotho, Zambia, Albania, Andorra and Belarus….plus added Galapagos and Rio when technically I had been in both Ecuador and Brazil before. Christmas Day will be celebrated in … Continue reading

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Utopia?

It certainly is as close to perfection as any country I’ve visited. While there is some controversy about touring in Bhutan such as the mandated “per person spend” I found it to be worth every penny. Staying in locally owned hotels … Continue reading

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Serendipity

Bhutan’s culture is riddled with legends, folklore and a colorful history.  So it certainly was no surprise to me to find it lucky as well.  From the images of famous monks mysteriously showing up on the rocky sides of cliffs … Continue reading

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