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World Travel Log

Follow James and Jay on a trip around the world.

Archive for December, 2009

Thu
31
Dec '09

Bali is awesome!

Bali has definitely lived up to it’s reputation as an amazing island. Pictures:   Jay’s Bali Picasa Gallery.

Sun
27
Dec '09

I took the pictures of Egypt for you….

This is a somewhat difficult comment to write, but Egypt was a huge disappointment. Like most people, a life goal is to see the great grand Pyramids.   Egypt was overrun by multiple nations for hundreds of years.  Some of the best treasures were stolen, er borrowed.  The ancient civillization we learned about in school […]

Fri
25
Dec '09

Map of the trip

Working on an seperate page with an Overview of the Trip.  The first 3 weeks are in New Zealand, starting and ending in Auckland.  Each stop after that is for 2-5 days. New Zealand -> Sydney -> Bali -> Tokyo -> Bangkok -> Cairo -> London -> Budapest -> Dublin. Jay’s birthday will be celebrated […]

Fri
25
Dec '09

New Zealand Itinerary Posted

The first 3 weeks of the trip will be spent in New Zealand.  The flight out of Austin leaves on July 2nd, and lands in Auckland the morning of July 4th.  We decided not to plan the entire trip for New Zealand yet.   The current plan is to spend 2/3rds of the time on […]

Wed
23
Dec '09

Adventures in Queenstown

Anyone that talks about Queenstown brings up three different activities: Bungy Jumping, Skydiving, and Skiing. Unlike most people, Skydiving does not really scare me. Of course I say this before I have actually gone. While I do not doubt diving over New Zealand’s Southern Alps would be amazing, we just couldn’t fit it into our […]

Tue
22
Dec '09

Two Days in Bangkok

Arriving at midnight in the Bangkok airport made it easy to get through Immigration, find a cab, and get to the hotel. After being in Bangkok, I have a feeling the Bali experience would have been different if we stayed in a large city like Jakarta. While Bangkok certainly has its 3rd-world moments, it really […]

Sun
20
Dec '09

Getting to Queenstown from Christchurch

Travel Date: 7.15.09 to 7.16.09 Before leaving Auckland, we made use of Base ACB’s Travel Desk to book some South Island time. Kez helped make most of the arrangements. After about an hour with her, we decided that since we were flying into Christchurch(CSC), we would stay there a night before making the 5-6 hour […]

Sun
20
Dec '09

Heading back to Auckland

Along the way back to Auckland, we stopped at a few different small towns. When we got to Whangarei , I was tired of driving through twisting roads in the rain, so we stopped for the night. Actually looked like it was going to be a happening Saturday night in this random town. However, after […]

Thu
17
Dec '09

Dommo Arigato, Tokyo

Tokyo is so huge, it is almost unfathomable how it could be called a city. Alone, Tokyo’s economy is larger than all of Canada. There are over 20 different districts, each with their own charms. Planning a quick stop in Tokyo is difficult on the first visit. There is simply too much to see or […]

Mon
14
Dec '09

Bali is in the Airport

On arrival to Despensar, I had to purchase a $25 Visa on Arrival (VOA) before going through Immigration. Just over an hour passed from the time I landed until the time I touched my checked-baggage. Before I could grab my bag, a man with some kind of badge grabbed it and escorted me to the […]