RTW Number 2…. Begins in 2.5 Weeks!

Unexpectedly, I will be leaving on another trip around the world in just over 2 weeks. I have been dreaming, planning and socking away all my spare cash for a while now, but I had no clue about when I would get the chance to leave. Well, my bosses approved a long paid vacation, so I am scrambling about like a headless chicken.. trying to plan a basic itinerary, cramming in-depth research into my possible destinations, and tackling an ever increasing To Do list.

In spite of all this activity, I must admit that all of the fear and trepidation which I experienced the first time around are practically non-existent. I can’t tell if it’s due to the short amount of time before I depart, or my subconscious recognizes that I’ve backpacked solo before, and sees no reason to freak out. Whatever it is, I’m grateful, because a panic attack is the very last thing I need to deal with right now.

I booked my first flight a few days ago… from Antigua to Ecuador! This will be my first time stepping foot on the mainland continent of South America. From there I plan to cross the border into Peru, then I will figure out the rest from there. Here’s to hoping that you’ll come along for the journey. I will post more info over the next few days, as I wrap up my preparations. Any tips or suggestions on where I should go are welcomed!

Photo of the Day: Pristine Waters in Antigua

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It’s been 3 years on WordPress! Photo Post!

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I have no idea where the time went. It feels as though it was just a few months ago, that I was wracking my brain for the perfect name for my blog. I guess I can chalk it up to ‘Time Flies When You’re Having Fun’.  I’ve been through quite a lot during that time, and I’ve enjoyed sharing my life with you, my readers.

We’ve been on quite a few adventures together. Let’s take a quick look at what we’ve been through for the past 36 months:

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We explored Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles, California

We stuffed our faces and drank quite a few beers while traveling through Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia & Malaysia.

Fried Shrimp and chips

Fried Prawns and Chips in Cambodia

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Smacked our lips on juicy pineapples in Angkor Wat

Dinner

Dinner in Chinatown, Singapore

Bowl of Tom Yam

Bowl of Tom Yum in Malaysia

We then flew to Europe and admired the stunning architecture which varied from city to city, and country to country:

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The floating city of Venice, Italy

View from the top of the tower!

Climbed a Bell Tower in Slovenia, Eastern Europe

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Admired the Alps in Innsbruck, Austria

Dubrovnik Harbour, Croatia

Splashed a bit in the crystal clear waters of Croatia

Dreams are mean't to fly! Let yours spread its wings!

Then enjoyed the Swiss Alps in Engelberg, Switzerland

After jaunting through Europe, we took a well deserved break… before sailing the Caribbean Sea on a 40 foot yacht!

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Sailing From Antigua to St. Maarten

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All hands on deck!

Lovely church on Front Street

Lovely church on Front Street, St. Maarten

Did some local travels in my home country of Antigua… (mostly beaches and more beaches..!):

Shades of blue

Shades of blue

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My favourite hobby once at home

Then I took you guys with me to Trinidad and Tobago for seven months while I studied abroad!

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Hard at work…. or hardly working???!!

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Beautiful Park in Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Participating in Diwali, with the Indians of Trinidad

Soon, After I took a trip to Venezuela… My very first South American Country. I can’t wait to go back to the Continent!

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Sunset in Venezuela

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Downtown in Margarita

I then returned to Europe where we visited Italy for a second time, a quick stop in London, before crossing the Atlantic to Canada and Miami. Which brings us to 2014, which saw us battling massive snow storms in New York and meeting my godson in Grenada for the very first time.

I am really happy to have connected with you guys, whether by your many comments (over 600!) or the countless ‘likes’ on my posts. The journey is far from over, so I hope you’ll stick around for the ride! Thanks, thanks, and many thanks!!!

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Please, stick around for the ride!

 

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