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Still Valence

May 28, 2015
in fact, still Valence is a bit misleading since, one of the reasons we remain moored in Valence is that the Mistral has been blowing impressively and we were somewhat reluctant to venture out on the Rhône in such high winds.   However, the main reason for this hiatus in our boating adventure is that crew became what skipper described as incompetent!   I had excruciatingly painful backache for two days after our arrival in Valence.  I hoped that the cure-all hot water bottle and ibuprofen...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015


May 15, 2015
Yesterday was a long day from Les Roches de Condrieu to Valence.  We had intended to travel  the previous day, but then the hot wind was blowing and we saw a calm day was forecast for thursday, so we decided to delay for a day.  The weather has been very hot - high 20s, low 30s for the last few days.   Today it has all  changed, and even yesterday evening the Mistral began blowing from the North. Our Swedish friends, Karin and Anders, caught up with us in Les Roches de Condrieu and...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015

Les Roches de Condrieu

May 12, 2015
Well, we have survived our first day on the Rhône!  We finally left Mâcon on Sunday and did one long  last day on the Saône all the way to Lyon.   This was in fact the furthest we have ever travelled in a single day navigating - 90 km.  it was fine until we reached Lyon which was still classified as being in flood, so, despite very light traffic, there was a traffic-light  system in operation ensuring that boats were only navigating in one direction through the centre of Lyon.  ...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015

Blij met bubbels!

May 10, 2015 - Moshi, Tanzania
Elke woensdagmorgen worden een kinderarts, Marieke en ik bij KCMC opgepikt door een klein autootje dat ons naar de andere kant van de stad brengt. Bij CCBRT, het kinderrevalidatiecentrum van Moshi, worden we gedropt. Bij CCBRT doen ze prachtig werk! Sociale werkers gaan de dorpen in om kinderen met handicaps te zoeken in de huizen. Een kind met een handicap is nog steeds een groot taboe hier en ze worden vaak weggestopt ergens in de huizen/schuurtjes. Wanneer de kinderen gevonden zijn,...
By Anke in Tanzania


May 3, 2015
Just a quick update.   First of all, thank you to everyone who has been in touch, both on the blog and by email.   It is great to know that you are all following us, and on our side. We have got off to quite an exciting start this year!   We set off from Saint-jean-de-Losne as planned on Saturday morning and were very pleased to see that we had the Saône more or less to ourselves.   It is changeover day for the hire boats, so there are never many around on a Saturday, and there were no...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015

2015 Adventure begins

May 1, 2015
We arrived in Saint-jean-de-Losne on a beautiful sunny evening on 22 April and have spent just over a week cleaning the boat, checking the electrics, going for a little shakedown cruise on the Saône and stocking up on supplies for the summer.   Now the boat ijust could be lower in the water as we have filled all the space available with stuff. Our friends Hazel and Clifford stopped off at Saint-Jean on their way back from Switzerland last weekend and we had a fun time and a nice meal with...
By Anne in Cassandra Encore 2015

The Book Bequeath

April 26, 2015
Why simplifying is so complicated. Downsizing's a bitch. It's emotional. Stuff holds memories and we feel a sense of loyalty to the memory it's associated with. In a month we are moving. For four years the thirty boxes of children's books sat in a room off of our garage. I knew we needed to go through them and reduce them. But I resisted, dreaded giving even one book away. Why? Moms express their love many clever ways; through food, cute clothes, cozy home, taking special vacations,...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel

Doors Slammed Shut = Doors Flung Open

April 23, 2015
Doors. Funny things. Simple things. Powerful things. They either let you move forward or they don't. I used to see doors slamming shut was negative. I'd happily go about making my plans, then wham, plans stopped cold. I hated that sound, until I realized the best parts of my life have started with decisions made after the door slammed shut. That's where the real magic begins, where the creative planning starts, the re-evaluation of one's life, where adventure is rooted, looking deeper and...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel

'Daktari Uncle!'

April 23, 2015 - Moshi, Tanzania
Toeterend, remmend en voetgangers ontwijkend rij ik door de binnenstad van Moshi. Overal mensen, overal verkeer, nergens verkeersregels. Iedereen doet maar wat en ik dus ook! Het recht van de snelste en de sterkste geldt hier. Ik ben er weer. Terug van weg geweest. Het voelt alsof ik twee levens heb. Mijn ene leven is in Nederland en het andere leven is hier in Tanzania. Na een lange vlucht stapte ik van het ene leven in het andere leven. Tanzania verbaast me niet meer zoals de eerste keer...
By Anke in Tanzania

Can Cultural Diversity and Clean Water Coexist?

April 22, 2015
All this craziness started with me. I was raised in an international household by two immigrant parents, one Asian, one European. I have family on opposite sides of the world. I was raised with an awareness that stretched around the world. Then I marry a Canadian. My interest in other cultures continues. The girls were 13, 9, and 4. We had raised them in a little suburban bubble in a Canadian city that had familiar German roots. The girls went to German school on Saturdays to learn my mom's...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel

Can Cultural Diversity and Clean Water Coexist?

April 22, 2015
All this craziness started with me. I was raised in an international household by two immigrant parents, one Asian, one European. I have family on opposite sides of the world. I was raised with an awareness that stretched around the world. Then I marry a Canadian. My interest in other cultures continues. The girls were 13, 9, and 4. We had raised them in a little suburban bubble in a Canadian city that had familiar German roots. The girls went to German school on Saturdays to learn my mom's...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel

Miami Moving Mayhem

August 25, 2012
Moving motto of the summer:"Things could be worse, you could be Licorice." Summer of 2012 was the crazy moving summer from hell, where all roads lead to Miami. We sold our house of almost twenty years. The man spouse reduced and packed up most of our belongings in Canada. Then in a three week span of time we all criss-crossed the country and the globe to eventually land in Miami. M (age 14) went from Guatemala to spend the summer in Spain with her sister K (age 17). She worked in a camp that...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel


August 19, 2012
After we decided to leave Guatemala, we had to sort out what to do next. Where was the next homebase? Should we return to Canada, land that we love? Back to our homeland of moose and beavers, Timmie's Old-fashioned Plain and triple/triples, and our beloved big blue house? Truth was, I was going through climate-pause. After living in Guatemala for a few winters, I wasn't excited to return to the robust Canadian winters. In 25 years of living there, my appreciation always fell significantly...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel


August 18, 2012
While some people dream of living on a yacht, in a castle, on a tropical island, my dream was to live in a developing country. I imagined a little known exotic nook of the world which took some effort to get to, offering the perfect mix of simplicity, adventure, volunteer work, and fresh mangos. In 2007, I took a half-year leave of absence from work. We packed a hockey bag with summer clothes, the rice cooker, a Spanish/English dictionary, and moved to Guatemala. I got to live my entire wish...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel

The Prodigal Blog

April 15, 2015
I thought this blog was lost, victim to a hacked email account. It was found and accessed, unlike my first 2007 Guate blog on the prehistoric MySpace. Feasting and festing are called for. My last entry on Fuzzy was in January 2012. We left Guatemala the following July. Our last twenty month stretch there was packed with experiences ranging from the crazy to mundane. I divided my time between three NGOs, sang in a band, joined a choir, travelled inside and outside the country, experienced...
By Christine in Guatemala the threequel


November 4, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
To Delhi station for the morning express to Kalka (4hrs). Passed quite quickly and a pleasant journey. At Kalka we changed trains onto the 'toy' train to Shimla. Beautiful scenery all the way. amazing room, beautiful hotel (Oberoi Cecil Hotel . Food good. Late 10.00a.m start so sat in the sun for 45mins. before the tour of Shimla. First stop the Viceregal Lodge, beautiful situation built of limestone/sandstone modelled on a Scottish Highland Castle. Very extensive buildings and beautiful...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

4.Amber Fort & Rajasthan

November 2, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Next morning we drove to the Amber Fort -a highlight. Stopped by the lake and took in the whole picture. Elephants looking almost ant-like in size slowly climbing the steep path to the fort all dressed in their red splendour. The walls, stretching across the hillsides for miles. The setting is amazing. The inside of the fort full of tourists, hawkers, elephants and a cacophony of drums, whistles, bugles and snake charmers. The glass roof and walls of the Hall of Mirrors decorated with small...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

3.Ranthambore National Park and journey to Jaipur

October 31, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Set out at 6.45a.m bound for the national park in the 4 x 4's. We saw plenty of monkeys, peacock, sambars and asian antelopes, but unfortunately no sightings of tigers or leopards. Later we returned for breakfast extremely dirty. In the afternoon we returned to the park, but still the tigers were elusive. Left Ranthambore after breakfast bound for Jaipur. After a brief glimpse of the 'Palace of the Winds' we headed to the Astronomical Observatory, very clever but for the scientists. The City...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

2.Agra and Fatehpur Sikri

October 30, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
8a.m. start. Short drive to the Taj Mahal. First sighting despite the crowds very moving. Looked stunning against a limpid blue sky (polluted). Many photos (100's) but the Taj certainly had the 'wow' factor. Next moved onto Agra fort, a huge sprawling red sandstone complex but parts particularly the marble harem worth the crowded entrance. Returned to hotel around 2p.m. hot and tired. Late lunch followed by a very pleasant swim. Tomorrow leaving Agra and onto Fatehpur Sikri. Travelled by...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel


October 28, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Train to London, then Underground to Heathrow. Underground very busy, everyone going to Heathrow. Late flight but on time and a smooth flight. Virgin Atlantic OK but not impressive. Arrived to be met by Delhi's smog, exaggerated by all the fireworks let off for Diwali. Arrived hotel lunchtime, Taj Mahal Palace 5*, very high security. Coach checked as well as every individual. Very unexpected upgrade re-room. Two Tv's- living and bedroom, plus kithen area, dressing area and bathroom. Very...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

5.Cape Town and Cape Point

October 6, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Drove onto Cape Town and Table mountain, going up the cable car. Very windy on the summit but had a good walk around the summit with good views over Cape Town and the coast. Moved onto the very impressive Kirstenbosch Gardens, home to some amazing collection of indigenous South African plants. Walked around the gardens before taking lunch. Then drove through Cape Town to the Protea Hotel. We started the following morning by visiting District 6 museum, where over 6000 of it's inhabitants were...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

1252800 seconden

March 15, 2015 - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Nog maar twee weken, dan is het weer zover: huppelend met mijn handbagage tasje verplaats ik me dan door Istanbul, tussen alle andere toeristen. Op 28 maart vlieg ik 's avonds richting Tanzania, met een tussenstop van 12 uur op Istanbul Airport. Midden in de nacht boekte ik mijn vlucht en ik had de overstaptijd even over het hoofd gezien... De volgende dag kwam ik erachter dat er voor passagiers met een transfer langer dan 6 uur een speciale tour aangeboden wordt: een rondrit door Istanbul,...
By Anke in Tanzania

Strength in the Battle

March 10, 2015 - Mityana, Uganda
Greetings from Uganda! It may come as a surprise to many of you that you are getting a notification of me writing a blog again while I’m in Uganda. This came as much of a surprise to me as well when I found out I was going to be coming here again only 3 weeks ago! Due to a few different circumstances, and with my new job as Sponsorship Coordinator for True Impact Ministries, I am now here officially on business to continue doing the work that God has put in front of us as a ministry and I...
By Sarah in Seeking Glory--Sarah Elbing

4.Garden Route and Winelands

October 1, 2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Early start, travelling back to Jo'burg, then flying to George in the Western Cape. Travelled Kulula Airways- an airplane that doesn't take itself seriously! Haven't laughed as much for a long time, the announcer was great fun. Knysna, Hollow Country Estate- delightful. Room was white washed, thatched and faced the swimming pool. good evening, meal provided. The following morning drove into Knysna, stunning waterfront and lagoon location. Took the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed...
By John in John @ Fuzzy Travel

Esperance to Busselton - The Final Chapter

January 4, 2015 - Busselton, Australia
I know yes I know. It has been such long time since I last wrote and by now, I’m sure you have been wondering what on Earth has happened to us all. Well last time I wrote, Pete had just put his back out and we were about to leave Esperance. Well we left Esperance and headed to the small camp spot at Munglinup Beach. Our plan was to stay for about a week, but we only stayed a couple of days.  It is a nice spot with defined camp sites and a couple of long drops. The local caravan park...
By Tammy in The Richards Roam-Around Oz

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