Author: xsymetrix

The adventure continues

Laguna Colorada: Marvel of Nature in Bolivia’s Andes

During our time in South America there were many memorable locations visited. From the majesty of the Amazon River to the mountainous ice bound valleys of Patagonia to the never ending spray of Iguazu waterfalls or the archaeological blend of Machu Picchu located in the mountainous jungles of Peru, often, we had more than an…
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Planning Starts – Japan to Caribbean via Europe and North Africa 2024 – 2025

Planning has started for our 6 or 7 month long trip that will take us to Japan, then through Europe and North Africa and then on down to Miami in the United States before we embark upon a cruise and independent travel throughout a number of the islands in the Caribbean. Essentially we are book…
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Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants. Apparently not so common.

So what is a digital native? Entonces, ¿qué es un nativo digital?  It refers to a person born after 1980. Whereas digital natives were born into a world already wired for the internet, digital immigrants come from a more analogue world and had to migrate into a world where the yellow pages was no longer…
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Two-way conversations and AI

The reason for writing a blog is to share thoughts and ideas with other people. The whole nature of sharing is about trying to have a two-way conversation so that what is shown reflects the interests of the viewer and reader as much as the producer or contributor. Many people are happy to consume and…
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Pepe, our virtual Spanish companion

Here is what Pepe said in Spanish… Play the video below and you will be impressed by the quality. English below the video… “Hola, mi nombre es Pepe, y estoy ayudando a mis dos amigos, Mark y Helen que van a viajar a Chile para el viaje de su vida. Están deseando que llegue. Desafortunadamente,…
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Itinerary Planning – Chile

Our trip to South America feels like it’s going to be a series of mini holidays or trips. When I look at sites which talk about the top 5 or 10 things to do in a particular place we are going to, I feel as if we could spend up to a month in each…
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Tickets purchased – Let the forms begin

We have booked our tickets to South America, where we will spend 3 months doing the big lap around that continent before heading to Europe for spring on the Mediterranean and surrounding locations which will be another month of adventure. Afterwards, we head to Thailand for a relaxing holiday in Chiang Mai to recover from…
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The passport has arrived

We read about the delay in receiving passports, but we hadn’t booked any flights. The delay did happen and the passport took about ten weeks to arrive. With our passports current, in hand and in dire need of a fresh immigration stamp or two, we searched high and low for trips that will satisfy both…
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Hello world!

There is no time like the present to set up your travel blog. “Hello World” is the right way to start a blog about travel. Especially when our travel plans have a start, but not a defined end. On our last long overseas trip to the US, we found that tweeting with pictures was a…
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