The mother of all marathons – the TCS New York City Marathon. Ever since watching my friend, Rod DIXON win the race in 1983, I had always wanted to run it. Having the opportunity to do so with my son running his first marathon was a privilege for me.
Drum roll…the awards for our 2012 three-month trip. The categories are totally random as we felt appropriate. Each winner was determined mutually.
After two months in the Americas, we travelled to Europe to visit friends and family and for me, to be challenged yet again by a couple of foreign languages. Three countries and three very different experiences.
It must be said in many posts, books and tributes. All Kiwis and Aussies must make the pilgrimage to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day at least once in their lifetimes. It makes us all sincerely appreciate the sacrifice on the men, the lunacy of war and the making of our nations and who we are. Our 2012 three month trip ended with this sobering experience.
Baracoa – a city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. It was visited by Admiral Christopher Columbus on November 27, 1492. We visited it in 2012. A second time for me and it was just as good as the first.
Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city of Cuba and capital city of Santiago de Cuba Province in the south-eastern area of the island. Find out what experiences we had in 2012.
Paul had been writing about our 2012 trip through Cuba… but equally to the Amazon, I feel the urge to add some of my own thoughts. This was my first time here and it was sensory overload at times.
Summary of our 2012 dance tour blog posts.
Located in the island’s central-eastern region, Camaguey city is well-known across Cuba for its large clay pots and the way its streets were built, especially the historic centre, which can confuse any visitor who comes for the first time.
I could describe in detail all the amazing things that we did in our ten days in New York (and could do more of, if we had the money and time), but it will be better for me to describe the experiences and pro and cons of this part of the journey.
Trinidad is a tourist mecca, but our favourite spot is always on the 400-year-old steps of the Casa de la Musica. Find out where else you can dance there.
Explore Santa Clara and discover the best places to visit. Santa Clara is Cuba’s most revolutionary city – and not just because of its historical obsession with Argentine doctor turned guerrillero Che Guevara.
I had been to Cuba in 2009, but for Sandra, it was her first visit. I was keen to return to several cities / towns I had already seen, plus visit others in more depth. Strangely, Havana was one city that I needed to explore more.
We had come here for the dancing but ended up learning a lot more about the country’s rich and very significant history.
I imagined the Amazon to be a vast and mighty body of water… I imagined it to be several kilometres wide… but I imagined it to be so wide in Brazil just as it hits the Atlantic Ocean not close to its source in Peru. Find out what I thought.
Our five day, four-night adventure with Otorongo Expeditions on the Amazon River was nothing short of amazing experience. This tour was the highlight of our three-month travel adventures.
How to survive the Rio Carnival and much more including notes on the best seats, what to take, which is the best night and more.
How to start an article about Rio de Janeiro? Let’s try some adjectives: beautiful, stunning, huge, hot, chaotic, crowded, loud, peaceful, friendly, smelly.
A train trip, a missed bus connection, a mysterious island and lots more in our amazing adventures in Brazil. Where would you go if you visited?
While dancing is a critical aspect of our Round the World trip, having time out, smelling the roses and visiting local attractions is also part of the plans. Who can come to South America and not visit Iguazu Falls?