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Origin: Canada
Residence: Canada
"Where are Janet and Rick" is a question that can be answered in so many ways. Here's just one of many stories....

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"WhereAreJanetandRick:Prep"
17 Jul 2004  thru  17 Jul 2004
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31 Jul 2004
Well folks we have less than 4 weeks until take-off! We have to pack up our house for our tenants, finish work, get all our gear, pack & go! We depart to Colorado for a family & friend w/e & then 10 days in the Mountains to acclimatize & get fit!
Colorado, USA
13 Aug 2004  thru  20 Aug 2004
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23 Aug 2004
Janet's cousin Warren's son, Jacob, was having his Bar Mitzvah in Denver on Aug 14, so the clan gathered for a weekend of family fun. We used this as an excuse to start our trip early and spend 2 weeks in Colorado - the last 10 days in the mountains to
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Africa
29 Aug 2004  thru  9 Sep 2004
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12 Sep 2004
What a great way to start our trip! We had rain, sleet, hail, snow, -15 deg C temperatures, and we overcame! We will start each chapter with a quote - guess the author...
Northern Safari Circuit, Tanzania, Africa
10 Sep 2004  thru  17 Sep 2004
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22 Sep 2004
We returned from a successful Kilimanjaro expedition on Sept 9, took much needed baths, recuperated at Le Jacaranda, and started planning for our safari in northern Tanzania.
Zanzibar Island
21 Sep 2004  thru  30 Sep 2004
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8 Oct 2004
Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. After climbing Kilimanjaro and safari in northern Tanzania, we travelled to Zanzibar for some African history and R&R.
Kenya Safari
2 Oct 2004  thru  7 Oct 2004
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3 Nov 2007
Our last entry had us catching the ferry to Tanzania's capital of Dar es Salaam. It was a beautiful day and we expected a fabulous trip on the Sea Bus, a high speed hydrofoil between Zanzibar & the mainland. That of course did not happen. What should
In and Around Nairobi
7 Oct 2004  thru  16 Oct 2004
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Last Updated
29 Oct 2004
We pulled into the Nairobi Safari Club Hotel in dire need of a hot bath, which was wonderful. We also had to figure out how to fall gracefully from the lap of luxury back to 'a clean room with hot water and good security in what we're told is one of the
Uganda and the Gorillas
17 Oct 2004  thru  22 Oct 2004
Average Rating of 2 Viewers
Last Updated
1 Nov 2004
While we were in Nairobi we were planning our next stop before heading down to Victoria Falls. We narrowed it down to Malawi or Uganda to see the rare Mountain Gorillas and were waiting for an Internet Cafe to open at 11am to look into options. The cafe
Victoria Falls
23 Oct 2004  thru  5 Nov 2004
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5 Nov 2004
We flew into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe via the infamous Johannesburg airport, and true to reputation, Rick's checked duffle bag did not make it. We were the last to leave the airport between trying to arrange some accommodation and filling out lost
Bukima Overland Truck:The Big Red
7 Nov 2004  thru  27 Nov 2004
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7 Dec 2004
Bukima is one of many Overland Truck companies that offer affordable camping touring for the masses. "Our" truck had seating for 3 crew and 21 clients but we were 3 and 15. We carried tents, sleeping bags & mats, 2 spare tires, tarps, water, food,
Botswana
7 Nov 2004  thru  11 Nov 2004
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2 Dec 2004
Botswana is a vast country that includes the Okavango Delta and Kalahari Desert. Our journal covers only the Chobe National Park and a part of the vast Okavango Delta.
Namibia
12 Nov 2004  thru  25 Nov 2004
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7 Dec 2004
From Botswana, we travelled into northern Namibia and then south through Namibia to South Africa.
South Africa
25 Nov 2004  thru  20 Dec 2004
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Last Updated
19 Dec 2004
The history of South Africa is a fascinating compilation of Native, Bantu, Boer, Colonisations, Diamond & Gold discoveries, independence, segregation, apartheid and finally, post-Mandela release, freedom & reconciliation in the New South Africa. We
Fiji
10 Jan 2005  thru  14 Jan 2005
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5 Feb 2005
After 2 wintry weeks back in Canada and wonderful visits with family & friends we departed to the beautiful Fiji Islands. We arrived at the Airport in Nadi at 3am (after 2 very long tiring flights) to be greeted by this amazing Fijian
New Zealand
14 Jan 2005  thru  4 Feb 2005
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5 Feb 2005
Between 1000 & 1200 AD, the Moari people came to New Zealand (NZ) from Polynesia. Many Maori traditions are celebrated today in NZ. Pictured at left is a Maori warrior in traditional dress welcoming us into a traditional carved meeting house. The
Australia
4 Feb 2005  thru  10 Mar 2005
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9 Mar 2005
Where are Janet and Rick? This is where Toronto & Sydney meet! Actually both are in Australia, our latest destination! Austrlia is a huge continent. It's administratively split into 6 States and 2 Territories. We sampled a bit of all but 1 of each.
Indonesia
13 Mar 2005  thru  4 Apr 2005
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3 Apr 2005
Here we are in Indonesia, our next travel destination. It took a while (see below) to actual get here but well worth it. We visited two main areas: Bali (mostly Hindu) & Java (mostly Muslim). Here we are dressed (by our host family in Ubud, Bali)
Thailand
6 Apr 2005  thru  17 May 2005
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7 Jun 2005
Our next Southeast Asia stop was Thailand. We spent almost a month here and used Bangkok as a base between jaunts. We experienced a wonderful mix of old & new, traditional & modern, city & countryside and many modes of transportation including this
Cambodia
14 Apr 2005  thru  16 Apr 2005
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8 Jun 2005
Our time in Southeast Asia was getting tight. We decided to do the Temples of Ankor Wat through an organized tour. We also figured that we'd leave Bangkok during the New Years/Water Festival and avoid the tourist hungry hordes armed with high-powered
Myanmar
3 May 2005  thru  15 May 2005
Average Rating of 18 Viewers
Last Updated
8 Jun 2005
Myanmar (ex. Burma) is run by a military regime. There's presently a debate on whether one should or shouldn't visit Myanmar. Those on the DO NOT visit side argue that visiting legitimizes and supports the military government. Those on the DO visit
Malaysian Borneo
17 May 2005  thru  3 Jun 2005
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7 Jun 2005
With time quickly running out we decided to get back to nature and opted for the Malaysian jungles and waters of Borneo. This rare Rothschild's slipper orchid was viewed in one of the many orchid gardens that we visited on the Island. The area is

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