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travel insurance

travel insurance

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. It’s a necessary part of the budget. Finding the right kind of insurance can be difficult though. I looked and looked and ended up just buying emergency medical insurance, but I have a solid reason for this. First, though, I’m going to explain the kind of insurance available to […]

inoculations and future packaging

inoculations and future packaging

Posted from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Needles. Bah. But the alternative isn’t so great. There are a few recommendations from Health Canada as to what vaccines one should get before venturing to SE Asia, but I’m not getting all of them. I wish I had realized that vaccines like the hepatitis A and B shot, Twinrix®, […]

early preparations for SE Asia

early preparations for SE Asia

Posted from Chula Vista, California, United States. I haven’t felt this nervous in years. It’s like teenage apprehension, or childish Christmas excitement. I kind of like it. But mixed in with that anticipation is a wariness and exigency to tread very carefully lest some bumble destroy my wanderlust plans. In less than two months I […]

Coping with a cyclone in Fiji

Coping with a cyclone in Fiji

Posted from Nadi, Western Division, Fiji.   You’d think after getting trapped on an island due to a tropical storm and incoming cyclone I would update my blog and tell all the spectacular details about it. You’d think. Truth is, the island was really boring when there’s nothing to do. The staff kept watching rugby […]

sharky waters and Soso

sharky waters and Soso

Posted from Fiji. My head didn’t feel so hot when I woke up this morning. Sollo, one of the staff members, likes to have us play games in the evenings, which always leads to drinking, and drinking games. Last night he had us pick crabs out of a pail, the tiny kind with their houses […]

Manta Ray Island, Fiji

Manta Ray Island, Fiji

Posted from Fiji. You know in Jurasick Park when the velociraptors are heard scurrying around in the forest and everyone swings their heads around frightfully staring into the distance as if they have no idea what is there? This is what it’s like when you’re walking down the footpath of this resort. Only the lizards […]

First glimpse of Fiji

First glimpse of Fiji

Posted from Nadi, Western Division, Fiji. It was still dark when I woke up. The house was quiet. Finally. But it was 5 a.m. My landlady and her husband had returned from Australia the day before after two and a half weeks of watching her son’s children whilst he was away in Germany with his […]

two weeks

two weeks

Posted from Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand. I’m getting excited. In two weeks, for the first time in my life, I’m travelling to a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The island – Fiji! This is going to be a lot of firsts for me. I’ve never been to a tropical island. I’ve […]

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Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]