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Sep 5, 2012 - 51 Days to go ....
Ok - so here we are ... just about everything pre-paid that can be - flights, travel insurance, accommodation in Rio and our Sambadrome tickets, the truck of course, $US and Brazillian Reais ordered, Brazillian Visa's being processed ... and only 50 sleeps till we drive out of Quito, gee whiz where has the time gone ... EXCITED MUCH ????Jump to full entry
Jul 28, 2012 - Waiting, Waiting ... but I no complain ....
Today is Sunday July 29th ... the London Olympics started yesterday (or rather, last night) ... and we are still 13 weeks away from Truck Life through the amazing landscape that is South America ... Just about everything that can be paid in advance has been now - just waiting on the Group Accommodation in Rio to be advised so we can book and pay that ... and then just to get some $US - current exchange has $1AUD = $1.0472US (keep rising) ... Clinic is on track to self-sufficiency in my absence - a few more meetings with the Therapy...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2012 - All Paid!
Excited Much ? Last Friday (22/06/2012) bought our Air Fares and Travel Insurance ... This morning made the last payment on the Trip Cost ... only things left to pay now are the Local Payment, Accommodation in Rio during Carnivale, about 50% of meals (according to the itinerary) and of course SPENDING MONEY !!!!!! Of course there are little things like airport transfers in Quito (9GBP ea), 4 nights pre-departure accommodation in the Hotel Majestic, Quito (14GBP/night for a double), and our entry visas for Brazil (30USD ea), but all else...Jump to full entry
Jun 18, 2012 - Flights and Travel Insurance joy!
As our departure draws ever closer, and the trip comes more together, I want to send a HUGE big THANK YOU to our Girl Natalie of Flight Centre Revesby in Sydney ... Our first quotes on flights and insurance were good, but a little negotiation and research secured awesome reductions, saving us over $1,000.00 in the end ... Natalie - you are so gorgeous, and we love you to bits! Really looking forward to seeing you and Dane before we leave the country ... keep a lunch or dinner free for us ....Jump to full entry
Jun 17, 2012 - Currency exchange ...
Woke up this morning to the news that Greece had their elections and the winner was the Democratic Party ... Hooray ... but what exactly does this mean to us - if anything ... Well, it turns out that with the Greek Democratic Party winning power, the Greek Government is moving to install quite severe Austerity Conditions throughout Greece in order for Greece to remain within the European Union ... and that affected the global economy to the degree that the Australian Dollar gained strength against both the US$ and the GBP, and that makes it...Jump to full entry
Jun 13, 2012 - and so it begins ...
Welcome every one who joins and follows us - we know you want to go there with us ... and if you don't, then you don't know what you are going to miss! Today is Thursday June 14th 2012 ... I wanted to put an entry in to start the journey and convey a little of how we found ourselves in this place ... It probably started around August last year ... My step-father passed - sale of his unit meant an inheritance was due, and I had decided a while ago that any inheritance I received at any time I would use to travel and make some happy and...Jump to full entry
Jul 16, 2008 - A day with cousins!
Mum and I went to see my dad’s cousins, Ruth and Callum today. They picked us up from the station and were going to take us for a drive up the local mountains but the weather was bad so we drove along the lakeside and then headed to the house. They have a stunning house that has 21 acres of bushland with it – its beautiful! We had coffee and a natter then we took the dogs and cat for a walk – yes the cat likes going for a walk with them…! We sat in the garden for lunch as the rain had stopped and it was turning out to be a relatively nice...Jump to full entry