The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

After a good night's sleep we enjoyed breakfast with Jack and Marianne and then made our way back to the airport for our 12:30 p.m. flight....Peter and Madeline and their Wheaten Terrier Maddie picked us up at the Edmonton airport when we arrived and drove us back to our apartment...after 300 days, over 72,000 miles on six of the seven continents visiting 31 countries and countless cities, towns and villages, travelling by planes, trains and automobiles (and by boat, bus, bicycle and on foot)....after seeing two of the Ancient Wonders of the world...the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Acropolis in Greece, after visiting six of the Modern Wonders of the world...Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty (also known as two of the worlds engineering wonders) and four of the New Seven Wonders of the world...the Colosseum in Rome, Machu Picchu in Peru and again the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal in Agra, India and many other sights and wonderous places in between...including Stonehenge, La Sagrada Familgia in Barcelona, the Cinque Terre fishing villages and Pompeii in Italy, the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the Terra Cotta Warriors and the Giant Pandas in China, the temples of Thailand, Halong Bay in Vietnam, the exotic French Polynesian Islands, Ayers Rock and the Olgas in Australia, the wonder and excitement that is backpacking in New Zealand, the landscapes of Chile and Peru and the equator in Ecuador just to name a few....we enjoyed the food and cultures of all the places we visited and met many wonderful people along the way as well and hope that we continue to stay in touch with as many of them as possible...we would like acknowledge the publishers and writers of our guide books which we referred to often and relied on heavily for the useful facts and information about the places we visited and we would like to thank our tour leaders and guides and all the others who helped to make our adventure a life-long learning experience, but most of all we would like to thank you, our family and friends for your emails and support and for travelling with us, making this a trip of a lifetime, not soon to be forgotten......

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