"Around the World in 358 Days" lovinoz's Profile
Stay tuned for some exciting photos and tips to be uploaded onto my pages during the next couple months. We took over 14,000 photos so it might take a little while to narrow it down to which ones to upload to the VT site. ;) Pardon the dust while my pages are under construction.
THE GREAT EXPEDITION AROUND THE WORLD
Rob and I went on a round-the-world backpacking trip. We were gone for 12 months which started in November 2006 and some of the destinations are listed below.
Click on the links below to visit my pages about specific destinations including some tips and photos
Galapagos Islands Tour ~ on Sea Man Yacht
Overland Tour Lima to Rio De Janeiro (81 days via bottom of South America) ~ Departed 28 Nov 2006 ~ Finished 16 Feb 2007
Party at Carnivale 2007 in Rio De Janeiro
EUROPE & NORTH AFRICA
3 May ~ Recover from jet lag in Madrid
4 May ~ Train to Algeciras, ferry to Tangier and train to Casablanca
6 May ~ Tour of Morocco ~ Depart from Casablanca (duration 2 weeks)
20 May ~ Travel Marakesh to Madrid
28 May ~ VT Dinner in Madrid
29 May ~ Fly Madrid to Venice
1 June ~ Train Venice to Ancona & Ferry Ancona to Split, Croatia
2 June ~ Tour of Croatian Islands by boat
9 June ~ Ferry Split to Ancona
10 June ~ Ferry Ancona to Patras Greece ~ overnight
11 June ~ Train to Athens
14 June ~ Fly to Santorini
17 June ~ Ferry to Mykonos
18-19 June ~ Ferry to Kusadasi via Samos
19 June ~ Overland Tour Kusadasi to Istanbul Turkey ~ 11 days
1 July ~ Overland Tour Istanbul to Cairo Egypt ~ via Syria and Jordan ~ 32 days ~ In The Footsteps of Alexander
31 July ~ Wedding anniversary at a posh hotel in Cairo
2 Aug ~ Bus to Dahab and 5 nights in Dahab for relaxing and diving
7 Aug ~ Bus to Sharm el Sheikh and 3 nights in Sharm for relaxing and diving
10 Aug ~ Bus to Cairo
10 Aug ~ VT Drinks in Cairo
11 Aug ~ Geckos Tour from Cairo to Aswan and back - 12 days
23 Aug ~ 2 nights in Alexandria
27 Aug ~ Fly Cairo to Dubai UAE
28 Aug ~ VT Drinks in Dubai
30 Aug ~ Fly Dubai to Kathmandu Nepal
1 Sept ~ Rob will Trek Annapurna ~ 14 days
1 Sept ~ Daniele will volunteer for 4 weeks in Kathmandu
15 Sept ~ Rob will volunteer for 2 weeks in Kathmandu
29 Sept ~ Geckos Tour Kathmandu to Delhi (24 days)
23 Oct ~ Fly Delhi to Hong Kong
23 Oct ~ Explore Hong Kong
27 Oct ~ Fly Hong Kong to Adelaide (arrive on 28 Oct) via KL
Stay tuned ... I am working on a new travelogue in my Port Douglas pages about our wedding in 2004. I know it has taken me ages to get around to this ... but it will be worth the wait I hope. :)
Click here to go directly to the wedding travelogue.
My dream was always to move to Australia since I was fascinated by everything I had read and photos I had seen about it growing up in the USA.
I have lots of friends here and the love of my life & husband, Rob! :) Not to mention a great job. Adelaide is a fantastic city that is just big enough to have plenty to do and small enough to not feel crowded.
In 2002 I was lucky enough to spend a month here, which flew by too fast & then I spent 4 months here on a holiday work visa in 2003. I moved here permanently in March 2004.
Rob & I were married in August 2004 in Port Douglas, Queensland. :) We honeymooned all over far north Queensland which was wonderful!
The photo to the left was taken on 29 July, 2003, in Surfers Paradise. That same night, Rob proposed to me. :)
If you get the chance, definitely go snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef ... its amazing!! :)
I grew up all over the east coast of the US: in Florida, Georgia,
Alabama, and Virginia. I went to college at The College of Wooster in
Ohio and George Mason University in Virginia. Jobs after college took
me to Cocoa, Florida, Hartford, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts.
My extended family lives in Cocoa, Florida (near the space center) and I
consider that my hometown.
I've been to Russia three times since 1997. My mother became involved in doing business with Russia back in 1992 and eventually we went to St. Petersburg as a family for 2.5 months in Nov 1997. We stopped in Frankfurt for 5 days on the way over.
The second time I went to Russia was in Sept 2001, for 2 weeks, since my mother and two sisters had been living there for 16 months already.
They lived there up until October 2003 & I went for my third visit to St Petersburg in December 2002 for Christmas & New Years with Rob (his first time visiting Russia). We stopped in Helsinki for a couple days on the way.
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- Wrote a Review Fantastic rooms and good value in Adelaide Hotels
- updated a Tahiti Travel Page "Time for some Tropical Paradise"
created their Personal Page "Volunteer in Nepal"
Top 10 Pages
- Second Valley Intro, 7 reviews, 26 photos, 3 travelogues
- Adelaide Intro, 10 reviews, 17 photos, 1 travelogue
- Cocoa Beach Intro, 8 reviews, 9 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Glenelg Intro, 6 reviews, 6 photos
- Nepal Intro, 1 review, 10 photos, 1 travelogue
- Port Douglas Intro, 5 reviews, 4 photos, 1 travelogue
- Surfers Paradise Intro, 1 review, 8 photos, 1 travelogue
- Hong Kong Intro, 3 reviews, 5 photos
- Galápagos Islands Intro, 8 photos, 2 travelogues
- Rapid Bay Intro, 8 photos, 2 travelogues