Day 4 in Transit

Another day, another 8 hours of driving time! Yikes! Glad this bus is relatively comfortable otherwise this would be a really crappy way to start the trip :p the majority of the long trips happen in the first few days, which is good, but it is a lot of driving. We got up at 5:30am…




On the move. Day 3 starts early

Talk about a lack of sleep! We met at 5:45am this morning in the lobby of the hotel so we could get an early start on the very long drive into Botswana. That sleep by the way…One of the best of my life. Too short but man did I ever need that sleep! Anyway we’re…




Day 2 of the tour, 3rd continent

It’s the end of Day 2 and I’ve now hit 3 continents in 3 days! I think that’s a new record for me. It seems the internet at the Holiday Inn I’m staying in does not wish to cooperate and I don’t have the time or energy to deal with it tonight, so I’m going…




Day 1 in Frankfurt – still awake!

Well I’m exhausted, but still functional! Last night the flight from Toronto to Frankfurt was about as good as could reasonably be expected – better even. I was flying on the new Dreamliner, which is a beautiful plane, and in my row of 3 we had the middle seat empty! Every economy class passengers dream!…




It’s time to fly!

With just under 26 hours to go the backpack is packed (everything fits!), all shopping is done, the hair is cut and I’m ready to go! Last week I did a little pre-trip flying at iFly in Oakville and was surprisingly impressed with indoor skydiving… so impressed that I picked up another visit to help…




And then there were ten. Days left. Until… you know, the trip.

Excitement is starting to kick in. As well as a bit of dread when I look at the amount of work to get done in the next few days before I leave. But more excitement than dread. It’s also beginning to click that I should probably start getting ready for this. There are still a few…




22 days!

Countdown is totally on, and there’s only 22 days left until wheels up from Pearson! Itinerary is getting pretty close to final, booked the hotel in Cape Town today in what appears to be a pretty nice area down by the water. Apparently a car is the best way to get around the city so…



Hacker cleanup and all flights booked!

Well I came on today expecting to write a quick post before bed only to find my little blog had been very rudely hacked by a few people. They kindly avoided deleting too much, which I really do appreciate (thank you!) but they did totally wipe out my last post about the South Africa trip,…



Catching up

So it’s been a little while and I thought I’d catch things up a bit here. It’s been a pretty busy (and hot!) summer, even hotter in Florida when my parents and I took a trip to Orlando and then Jensen Beach to see my cousin and new cousin-in-law Janine and Mario get married! It…



Photo of the Week – Pantheon, Rome

So I missed last week – oops! It was a pretty crazy whirlwind of a week – I participated in a great IKEA training all week at the Etobicoke store focused around the IKEA Concept. It was a really intense week, but it was very worth the time and gave me a much better understanding…