South American
Journey – 2012

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Entry and Exit
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Part Six

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Diary of a South American Journey – December 2012 - January 2013


Introduction: Entry & Exit page

Part 1:  A Journey to... Where???
Whose idea was this anyway?
Getting ready
San Francisco, December 3 to 5, 2012
At sea, off the coast of Mexico

Part 2:  Whales!
December 8-17, 2012
Snorkelling, and seeing whales up close
Does it feel like Christmas?
Learning about Volcanos
The giant ship turns around, and runs late
Going zip-lining in Costa Rica
The life of a cruise ship worker
Lima, Peru – with a London taxi driver

Part 3:  Sea Legs
December 21-29, 2012
Mountans made of water
La Serena, Chile
      (an Archaeological Museum)
The End of Time
An Intense Week, hard to describe
      1. Tourist Stuff
            Cities at the End of the World
            Cape Horn
      2. The “Holiday” Season
      3. Helping to put the Christ in Christmas

Part 4:  Penguins!
December 30, 2012 - January 6, 2013
The Falkland Islands
The 1982 Falklands War
Our 37th Wedding Anniversary
The Cruise Ends... A New Adventure Begins
From the ridiculous to the sublime
Note from our hotel room

Part 5:  Adventure Tourism
January 8, 2013 – in Buenos Aires
Something I learned about myself
La Recoleta
La Boca
Going to church... then returning
Some (probably foolish) generalizations
Falklands, Malvenas, and “face”
Friendly people
The other kind of Adventure tourism: the stressful kind
Postscript: Touristy notes about Buenos Aires

Part 6:  Last Legs
January 11-15, 2013
In Toronto
Football Fans?
Markus, Ariel’s Concert, and Rachael’s birthday party
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