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The Year of Fun Comes to an End (because, well, school starts tomorrow morning)

We always kind of hoped this year of fun thing would never end, but we always kind of knew there’d come a day when that loosely-defined thing called “Reality” would come knocking on our door*.  Well, Reality has come a-knocking, … Continue reading

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Morocco: The Year of Fun’s Culminating Experience

Well folks, we’re still here!  Lately we’ve been making the rounds through some of the largest cities and remotest outposts that Morocco has to offer.  And aside from a few isolated incidents that registered on the negative side of our … Continue reading

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Quick, Get This Blog Post Posted While The Laptop Isn’t Crashing!

Well, folks, it’s been a long time.  But we’re still here, (which you already knew, because you read Anna’s blog post from last week), although ‘here’ has changed pretty significantly over the last month.  Here’s the rundown on what we’ve … Continue reading

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We Finished El Camino de Santiago!

After 40 days of walking more than 800 kilometers (roughly 500 miles), Anna and I have arrived in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the Camino de Santiago! Cue the choir in 3, 2, 1…… Hallelujah! About 20 days ago … Continue reading

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Halfway Through El Camino De Santiago, Where Expectations and Reality Meet in the Middle… Sometimes

Today, our 20th day walking along El Camino de Santiago, marks the halfway point between our starting point of St Jean Pied-de-Port in southern France and our goal destination of Santiago de Compostella in northwestern Spain.  And, true to the word … Continue reading

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El Camino de Santiago: Highlights and Lowlights From Our First Week

“In the first third of the trip, your body will break.  Then in the second third, your mind will break.  And then, in the final third, suddenly you’ll be able to do whatever you want.”  — Paul, an interesting guy … Continue reading

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Starting El Camino de Santiago

The Year of Fun has done a whole lot of travel lately by rail, with a few airplane rides thrown in for good measure.  When the blog was last updated, you learned about Anna and Garrison’s whereabouts as they worked … Continue reading

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Trans-Siberian Railway Parts III & IV: Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg to Suzdal

The great thing about these two sections from our Trans-Siberian Railway journey is that we can laugh about them now that they’re over and done with.  Laughter was one of the last things on our mind during the four day … Continue reading

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Trans-Siberian Railway Part II: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Irkutsk, Russia

With leg one of our railway journey already behind us and with tickets for leg two in hand, we were eager to prove to the entire universe that we learned some lessons from our first attempt.  To summarize our revised … Continue reading

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Trans-Siberian Railway: Part I – Beijing, China to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

It’s 7:44 AM, and we’re on the subway in Beijing.  We’ve staked out some space close to the door for our sleepy selves and all of our belongings: one roller-bag-that-turns-into-a-backpack for each of us, one small backpack on each of … Continue reading

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