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Preparing the 2016 Adventure

May 19, 2016 - Castets-en-Dorthe, France
  We seem to have been a long while getting ready this year.   We arrived at Castets-en-Dorthe two weeks ago after an easy journey down through France the previous couple of days.  The port has been transformed in the few months that we have been lucky enough to have it as our home port.  The so-called voie verte cycle track has been finished and all the facilities around the port have been upgraded.  It really looks smart now, though it is still very much a rural marina. Skipper has...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore

Missie geslaagd!

May 16, 2016 - Moshi, Tanzania
Tijdens mijn werk in KCMC, werd mij duidelijk dat de behoefte aan meer kennis bij de paramedici groot is. Het verspreiden van kennis is iets met een lange houdbaarheid en heeft een grote waarde. Ik heb me lange tijd ontfermd om zoveel mogelijk over mijn vakgebied te vertellen en te delen met paramedici, verpleegkundigen, artsen, studenten en andere geïnteresseerden in KCMC. Maar meer mensen weten natuurlijk meer dan één. Aangezien er een samenwerkingsverband tussen het RadboudUMC in...
By Anke in Tanzania

hello from us

April 29, 2016 - Sale, Australia
Hello every one We are still here in Sale, Victoria and hoping to be leaving here soon. Geoff is over this place so it is time to move on. It will be with a very heavy heart for me in going as i wont be near my beautiful daughter, son in law and my most amazing two wonderful full of life grand children. I have had to most wonderful time sharing their days with them, and doing the kinda run with Kodie and day care drop offs with Hayley. (If i had know being a grand parent was this must fun i...
By just us two here in TOURING AUSTRALIA

Endless and Immeasurable Deliverance

March 11, 2016 - Denver, Colorado, United States
I know I haven't written in awhile, but I really feel so called to share this with you all today.  Praying the Lord is working and moving in all of your lives in new and incredible ways! My relationship with the Lord is definitely not even close to where I want it to be right now.  Although yesterday, the Lord gave me a lot of the afternoon to myself to realize just how far He's brought me. As I reflect on it today, I can only fall more in love with Him who never leaves me nor forsakes me,...
By Sarah in Seeking Glory--Sarah Elbing

South East Asia

November 30, 2015 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Indo China November 2015   This was to be my introduction to Indo China and John's chance to revisit a land he had seen and fallen in love with many years ago. Saturday 31st October After braving the underground at rush hour, two flights and a couple of taxi journeys we arrived late afternoon in Yangon. It was HOT!! Our small boutique hotel was tastefully decorated, good use had been made of ethnic art and fabrics and after a good nights sleep we were ready to see Yangon. Lily was to be our...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

The Aftermath

October 11, 2015 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
After the Inca Trail, the weather in Cuzco picked up, and I was back in my shorts and Tshirts for the first time since Fiji. Hooray! This is what I came travelling for! After the most epic walk of my life, I hobbled and moaned like an old woman, struggling to get out of bed and walk down stairs. So, I quite hapily settled for dropping all of our laundry off and sitting in the sun on the roof top terrace. The most strenuous activity we managed was a chocolate making course, which was really...
By Rhian in Rhian G

We sure gave it a whirl!

October 6, 2015 - Munich, Germany
The goal for today was to push ourselves to see something in Munich we hadn’t seen the last time we were here.  I had hoped we’d be able to visit the New Pinakothek art museum (Van Goghs, Monets, etc.) but it was closed on Tuesdays.  As it turns out, I don’t think we could have managed that anyway. We checked out the Hauptbahnhof to make sure we knew where to go the next morning.  American food was calling to Bill so he scored a very lightly glazed donut at Dunkin’ Donuts.  We...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Oh, but what a delicious dessert!

October 5, 2015
True to form, when I saw Freddie this morning the first thing he asked me was, “Kelly, did you give the cat an enema?”  I had a feeling that one was going to hang around for a while.  He also likes, “Go ahead, make my day!” Teresa and Freddie had been waiting all summer for some work to be done on their outside terrace (porch).  Of course, the work began just before we arrived and on this day a large jack-hammer kind of machine was coming to take out their old cement.  This went...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Teresa and Freddie; we meet again!

October 4, 2015
“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life.” ~ Paul Theroux This was probably the nicest place we’ve ever stayed.  This morning for breakfast there were glass cups with fruit on the bottom and homemade yogurt on top.  As soon as we sat down Christina brought us each a fresh fruit smoothie and then offered to fix us eggs.  Every little touch...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

"Cows on Parade" Returns

October 3, 2015 - Mayrhofen, Austria
It is not wise to take day-time medication prior to bedtime. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast along with visits from our hosts this morning; Marcus and Christine.  She is the loveliest lady I’ve ever seen.  She’s not only pretty but she has this lighted soul that just shines through. The Almabtrieb is a festival held different fall weekends throughout various mountainous areas like the Zillertal Valley.  It is a celebration of bringing the cows down from the high pastures for the winter...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

It’s the Journey Right?

October 2, 2015 - Mayrhofen, Austria
Today proved to be more about the journey than the destination.  I planned the trip by using several different mapping sites for estimated times between Points A and Points B.  But of course, there are always things unforeseen.   Our medication worked a miracle last night in that we both finally had a good night’s sleep.  Bill woke feeling much better; me, about the same; however, at least I know I slept well.  We settled up at the hotel and said good-by to the family dog, Mara. ...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Making a Silk Purse out of a Sow’s Ear

October 1, 2015 - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Let me start by saying, “We kicked the Scheiße out of this day!” Bill won the prize for being “The Sickest” last night when he spiked a fever.  It was another miserable night for both of us.  Our hotel is located steeply downhill from town and the train station so by evening we have been too sick and weary to trek uphill for something to eat.  We did make it to the breakfast buffet this morning.  It has become our only meal of the day for the most part. We got back to our room...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

To the top of Schilthorn

September 30, 2015 - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
We are now competing for “who is the sickest”.  Bill had had a cold when we left the states but his seemed to be waning.  Not anymore.  We both had a difficult night; up and down at various times to open the door to the outside; close the door to the outside.  At once hot and then too cold.   We did make our way down to the breakfast room.  There was an assortment of cereals, eggs, bacon, breads, fruit and muesli.  Since my stomach was still disagreeable I went with the muesli. ...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Sick in Switzerland

September 29, 2015 - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
I was up most of the night coughing, sneezing, vomiting, etc.  Bill drove us to our next destination with me mostly dozing off and on in the car.  I had figured that our three days in Switzerland would be the most physically taxing of the trip.  Now I’m not quite sure I’ll be up to doing much at all. We entered via Basel to Bern, not very lovely areas at all.  Quite industrialized.  Once we neared Thun the scenery started to change.  It was a little overcast and what looked like a...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Route de Vin

September 28, 2015 - Kaysersberg, France
And I’m sick.  Damn it!  Woke up in the night coughing and I’ve definitely acquired an unwelcome visitor.  I feel achy, lousy, stuffy, whiney – and yes, I know I should be happy I’m on vacation but this is not what I bargained for.   We grab a fresh French croissant and some coffees for breakfast, did more town exploration, and then headed out to check on some of the Alsace Route de Vin.  This area in France is known for its white wines.  Bill and I aren’t big wine drinkers...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures


September 29, 2015 - Moshi, Tanzania
Bepakt en bezakt ben ik weer terug in Moshi. Dit keer met heel veel spullen voor het ziekenhuis. Van al het geld dat gesponsord is door familie en vrienden heb ik een communicatiesoftware programma gekocht, maar ook nog veel andere nuttige materialen: lepeltjes, tandenborstels, klei, sensorische therapiematerialen, time-timer, praatknoppen, bellenblaas, spelletjes, ballen, tafeltennisrackets, speciale drinkbekers etc. etc. Zeulend met een koffer kwam ik mijn eerste werkdag bij de afdeling...
By Anke in Tanzania

To Eguisheim

September 27, 2015 - Eguisheim, France
We enjoyed a lovely breakfast with Marcel and Irene this morning.  Though she had to be at her exhibit by 10:00 a.m. she made time for us.  I’m not sure how we got on the topic of eels but she told me that when she and Marcel were newly married he brought home a whole bucket of live eels for her to kill and cook.  She said she cried. We drove Irene to her exhibit and admired her work.  She is very talented and sells her painting for 250 -350 Euro.  She told me that the next time we...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Bruges to Luxembourg

September 27, 2015
I drifted off to sleep last night with the faint sound of horses clip-clopping through the square below.  There are many carriage tours through Bruges some with far happier looking horses than others.  There are also canal boat tours and if we ever have the opportunity to return, that would be my tour preference.  I know that there are beautiful sights to see along the water but for today; unfortunately, our time was limited.  Each place we go is a trade-off for leaving another, or seeing...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Buffalo Bill Heads to Bruges

September 25, 2015 - Brugge, Belgium
We did our best to be up and at ‘em this morning to pick up our rental car and hit the road.  It’s amazing how two backpacks can get so spread out in such a little space!   One of the parting moments came when I discovered some old waterlogged books on the shelves of the boat.  There were multiple books about “Buffalo Bill” along with colorful illustrations of “cowboys and Indians” but written in at least two different languages.  The last time we were in Europe several folks...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures


September 26, 2015
We have arrived in our new home port, 50 km from Bordeaux!  I feel very proud that we have reached this extremity of the French inland waterway system,  and really quite emotional about what an action-packed year it has been.  It took us five years to come round to thinking that the south of France  was the place to go; and it was with some trepidation that we set off in May, trepidation  which turned out to be justified, though not always for the reasons that we had thought. I knew that...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore

The Amsterdam Bucket List

September 24, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
I slept like a rock last night.  Wow.  That was such a treat.  Today is the day we tick those things off our Amsterdam list that we might regret not having done some day.   We caught our first tram at Centraal Station and took it all the way to the Rijkmuseum without incident.  We both thought after-the-fact, that it might have been helpful just to ride around town on a tram for an hour when we first got there to get our bearings.    We arrived at the Rijksmuseum around 10:30 a.m. and...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

And we walked. And we walked.

September 23, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is a very walkable city.  There are many streets and narrow alleys with very little car traffic but oh the bicycles!  They are silent and plentiful.  Silent until you walk in the bike lane that is.  The sound of bike bells will always be associated with Amsterdam.  The other hazard is the trams.  They are electric, efficient, and quiet.  We’ve yet to ride one but we will before we leave. We started off this morning feeling much better though not quite in the right time...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

The Caves of Bhaja and Karla

September 23, 2015 - Pune, India
  Saturday, May 28, 2011   This morning we are heaed out to do some sightseeing around the Pune area. We are going to drive out west of Pune to see the ancient caves of Karla. Since we want to beat the heat we are planning on meeting our friends Sarah and Varsha at 7 am so there isn’t going to be any sleeping in today. Besides, I needed to get up early today so that I could wish my Daddy Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad!   The plan was to meet for breakfast at 6:30 am and then meet...
By Catherine in A Passage to India, 2011


September 22, 2015 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tap.  Tap.  Tap. No way!  I had just managed to fall asleep on the plane.  Must be a mistake.  No… Tap.  Tap.  Tap.  Tap.  On my leg.  Yes, very intentional. “Kel, I’m sorry to wake you.  But the aurora borealis are dancing off the icefields in Greenland.  Do you want to see them?”  I was so weary but that rapidly gave way to “weepy” for the unique opportunity to see this phenomenon from 40,000 + feet.  The lights indeed seemed to dance and shape shift even as I...
By Kelly and Bill in Bill and Kelly's Excellent Adventures

Crossing Spain by Train

September 16, 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
The plan today was to cross Spain from Ronda in the south to Barcelona in the northeast. This would involve seven hours of travel including half an hour to change trains. Our train would not leave Ronda until 1:35pm so we had breakfast at the hotel and left our luggage with reception before going for a last stroll around town. Our primary target was the little bakery near the Duquesa du Parcent restaurant. We tried their filled baguettes before and we thought we should get some for the train...
By Max & Margaret in Europe 2015

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