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First trip to Asia, but not the last. Spent six weeks getting under the skin of the place. Explored the forests of Borneo, the big city lights of Kuala Lumpur, and wonderful Malay hospitality.

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Flamingos doing a dance
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John Collins
Sunday. San Cristobal After boarding boat (our luggage already in our cabin) we unpacked and meet the other guests and had a great lunch. Then off on our first excursion to a giant tortoise …
Lean in!
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Jeremy Striffler
Day 8 started with a nice breakfast buffet at the hotel, which featured a mix of local flavors and standard American fare. Strengthened by our meal, we took a short taxi ride to Casca Viejo. We had …
Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
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John Collins
Arrived late in the day from Houston and proceeded to hotel. Decided to have dinner there and had what was to be the first (of many) side dishes of popcorn. What a great idea.
Stroke, stroke, stroke!
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Jeremy Striffler
Goodbye to Bocas and hello to Panama City! A small but safe plane ride on Air Panama started the day off. The airport was low security and low service but a lot of fun to experience. Landing in …
Male Frigate Bird
Author
John Collins
Got delayed in Houston. Oh well.
White Water Rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
Author
Jeremy Striffler
Andy and I had no clue that on Day 6 of our adventure what an amazing excursion lay ahead of us with Gambit Tours in Bocas. A rep from the company met us at our hotel and escorted us to their …
View of Temple I from North Acropolis-Tikal
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Elizabeth Conway
Tikal ruins in Guatemala - be there at the end of the Maya calendar this Dec 21, 2012 On Dec 21, 2012, the Maya calendar will complete its 5,125 year cycle, marking the calendar's finality and the …
Street Art in the center of San Jose
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Jeremy Striffler
Day 5 meant saying goodbye to Costa Rica and crossing the border into Panama. I didn't fully understand going into our trip that it would be such a literal crossing. Jonathan gave us a bag of …
Sculptures at the University of Costa Rica
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Jeremy Striffler
Benny, Marteen and Ursula said goodbye that morning. Andy and I were the only guests for the day but, regardless, Carlos organized another great activity for us - horseback riding and zip lines! We …
Visiting the University of Costa Rica campus in San Jose
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Jeremy Striffler
On our first morning at Selva Bananito, we were greeted by an amazing breakfast spread of eggs, fresh fruit, juice and more. Carlos joined us and the others to talk about the possible activities …
Enjoying an Imperial, a Costa Rican beer, at Bufalo\'s
Author
Jeremy Striffler
Rising early in the morning, Andy and I were packed and ready for a full day of white water rafting with Exploradores Outdoors. We were picked up by their van at our hotel and greeted by Ricky, who …
Author
Mary Curry
Despite being a small airport, we had to arrive very early (4 hours) for our international flight home as they have to get all of the travelers into the departure lounge before the plane arrives. I …
Exploring the sights and sounds of San Jose
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Jeremy Striffler
My college buddy, Andy, and I had planned a trip after both finishing grad school in the summer of 2010. That trip got delayed as we focused on moving and finding jobs. Hanging out over Labor Day …
A beer & a bite at Bufalo\'s Restaurante in San Jose
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Jeremy Striffler
My college buddy, Andy, and I had planned a trip after both finishing grad school in the summer of 2010. That trip got delayed as we focused on moving and finding jobs. Hanging out over Labor Day …
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Mary Curry
Today we drove 2 1/2 hours via 4WD out to Volunteer Point which boasts the largest King Penguin colony on the islands. Though we had seen plenty of penguins on this trip so far, the sight of hundreds …
Plane landing near Darwin on East Falkland
Author
Mary Curry
This morning we enjoyed a final visit with the Elephant Seals before flying to the bustling capital city of Stanley. Though the population of the town hovers around 2500, it did feel very bustling …
World\'s Southernmost Suspension Bridge- East Falkland
Author
Mary Curry
For breakfast we had scrambled penguin egg and toast. The penguin egg was optional. The Gentoos lay two eggs and the first is generally infertile so some farmers have begun gathering this first egg …
Bird of a bird of paradise
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Patty Martini
We had an action packed trip to celebrate my friend Linda's 60th Birthday! The accommodations were fantastic, Selva Bananito Lodge was an eco lodge located deep in the Rainforest with many hikes into …
Author
Mary Curry
This morning we woke for another flight to Weddell Island, the 3rd largest in the Falklands. Martin and Jane are the hosts and only residents. They are incredibly lovely. Martin teased us nonstop and …
Author
Mary Curry
Saunders is a large island that is used for both tourism and farming. We drove across most of the island to the Neck, a narrow isthmus that is extraordinarily rich in birdlife, approx 45 minutes from …
Goose Green, East Falkland
Author
Mary Curry
We started the day by being weighed (a dreaded prospect after last night’s dinner) for our local flight. They weigh everything, including hand luggage to know the amount of fuel …
Author
Mary Curry
I said goodbye to my husband and hopped on the plane to the Falkland Islands. See the rest of my journal there!

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