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Julia Tester
Wednesday 30th December 09 – it was raining today but nothing could detract from the scale and fascination of Tikal. Walking around and looking up, and climbing onto, the towering restored …
Author
Julia Tester
Tuesday 29th December 09 – Today was a full day tour of Yaxha Site. This pre Columbian city was a ceremonial centre and is huge with over 500 structures including 2 ball courts and 9 temple …
Author
Julia Tester
Monday 28th December 09 – After breakfast Melvin took us around the Chiminos site where we saw the mounds that still covered Maya ruins. The howler monkeys were in full voice and when we were …
Homeward bound...
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Cynthia Isaf
Our wake-up call was at 6:30am Far later than any other day But since we had reached calmer waters It was nice to sleep-in and peacefully lay Breakfast was a time for reminiscing And giving each …
Author
Julia Tester
Sunday 27 December 09 – After a delicious breakfast of black beans, chilli, lime, onion and tomato with scrambled egg, melon and pineapple juice we set off on the river to Aguateca Maya site. …
"Mom and Dad, are you sure about this?"
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Cynthia Isaf
Oh, how we wish we were Coming into the Ushuaia Bay With the Drake Passage behind us Wishful thinking, wouldn't you say? One more day of rocking and rolling Fewer shipmates seen the whole day …
The blue especially pops when there\'s overcast
Author
Elizabeth Conway
The famous and beautiful blue ice of Antarctica   Curious gentoo penguins in Antarctica Antarctic traveler and travel writer, Chris Connelly, shares his experiences in the great white …
At the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu
Author
Holly Ringle
Today, we wake early, indulge in the continental breakfast, take a quick walk outside and then proceed to the airport to catch our flight to Cusco. Little do we know at the time that we will soon be …
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Julia Tester
Saturday 26.12.09 – 6:30 am flight to Flores – plane didn’t ascend to any great height so good views of the mountains as we flew over. Met on arrival and straight away started our …
WHERE'S THE WATER????
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Cynthia Isaf
Back on the high seas we did go And that means The Drake Passage ahead Our next stop is Ushaia But we have to go through the very rough seas that we dread Captain Sergey said "We are going to …
At the mysterious ruins of Machu Picchu
Author
Holly Ringle
Upon arrival in Lima, we were greeted by thousands of service persons clamoring for our taxi fare. Ever the obedient traveler, as instructed in our Adventure Life Voyages (ALV) packet, I avoided …
Author
Julia Tester
Friday 25.12.09 – Got the complementary shuttle to the airport to meet the shuttle to Antigua. However no shuttles at the airport due to it being Christmas day so we got a taxi which cost $24 …
A moment's peace...
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Cynthia Isaf
Last night's Christmas Eve festivities Swapping of presents and much celebrating in the bar Made getting-up at 5:00am this Christmas day One of the hardest get-up-and-go mornings, by far Deception …
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Julia Tester
Thursday 24.12.09 - The International Airport Hotel was great, real close to the airport with complementary transfers. Got up 5:30 am and searched out the pool (open 24 hours). It certainly woke …
"I was just fishing with the guys!"
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Cynthia Isaf
Today is a bit snowy But it doesn't stop us from doing what we do best Get on those Polar Pioneer zodiacs And visit the Gentoo penguins and their nests There's no walking on that brown path The …
Day 1 in the park
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Courtney Jordan
Back for Christmas in snowy Chicago!
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Julia Tester
Wednesday 23.12.09 - woke early to get the Air coach from Bray to Dublin. Praying the ice didn’t cause flight delays. Excited to be off on our first Adventure Life holiday and so relieved …
"He better be back soon!"
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Cynthia Isaf
We woke-up to a rocking of the ship Strong winds were the forecast of the day But little could put a damper on this December 23rd, My daughter's 24th birthday! This was the night that we were to …
view from our dome of the Torres
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Courtney Jordan
Well, the end of the trip is here. We gear up for our long trip home, just in time for Christmas!
Pit stop
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Argentina views like this make the reciprocity fee well worth it! On December 20th, the government of Argentina will start charging a "reciprocity fee" for travelers entering the country through …
The kayakers 1st adventure begins...
Author
Cynthia Isaf
Bad weather forced the kayakers to not venture out So, we took zodiacs to Port Lockroy, the British Post Office and Base We shopped for all kinds of Antarctica memorabilia And mailed our post cards …
inside our dome...home sweet home
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Courtney Jordan
took a van out to the wine region and visited Concha y Toro and Perez y Cruz. Both were really beautiful and we bought more wine than I think we needed but, hey...we were there! Ate lunch at a …
The ruggedness of Antarctica
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Cynthia Isaf
Our family came to kayak in Antarctica So we had an additional agenda to fulfill Kayaking around the icebergs of this great continent So many moments that seemed so surreal Each and every iceberg …
Our dome at the Ecocamp in Patagonia
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Courtney Jordan
Got our money back from front desk from the non-existent dinner/show and flew back to santiago