Andy: Embassy and Consular staff are the laziest, least helpful people in the world…

December 25th, 2012

Cuba is supposed to be a beautiful place. Caribbean beaches, Salsa, and a unique charm that might not last much longer in these changing times.

We might never know thanks to the the utter incompetence of Cuban Embassy staff. We need ‘tourist cards’ (something like a visa) to enter, or board a flight, to Cuba. We were hoping to secure these in Lima, Peru, having purchased flight tickets in an…
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Andy: Safe and sound in beautiful Bogota…

December 25th, 2012

Hi All,We arrived safe and sound in Bogota last night, although we faced extreme scrutiny at Quito airport in Ecuador. We had our big backpacks searched twice before boarding, the second time being pulled downstairs (under armed guard) from the boarding lounge shortly before take-off :-o Who would have thought that people would try to smuggle drugs INTO Columbia? As well as having our stuff tho…
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Renata: Sveika, Bogota!…

December 25th, 2012

Stai ir sveikinu Jus visus is Bogotos, Kolumbijos sostines! Hola!Po idomios keliones lektuvu, kur mano kuprine du kartus buvo aptikrinta oro uosto apsaugininku ir sunu apuostyta pagaliau atvykome i Bogota (tik 1val skrydis is Quito, Ekvadoro iki Bogotos, Kolumbija).Mes cia atvykome vakar. Lektuvas nusileido vakare, tad mes Bogota isvydome pilna studentu, kuzdancia bruzdancia ir kerincia savo senam…
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Link to our first photos from Bogota – Nuoroda i pirmas nuotraukas is Bogotos…

December 25th, 2012

If you want to browse through our first photos from Bogota, please follow this linkMusu Bogots nuotraukos yra ciahttp://picasaweb.google.com/Renata.Paliakaite/Bogota#We have 4 more days in Bogota, so we will keep adding new photos to the album.Bogotoje busim dar 4 dienas, tad albumas bus papildytas.   …
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Photos from Bogota! / Nuotraukos is Bogotos!…

December 25th, 2012

Hello there,

We added a few new photos from the last couple of days.

A half day in the National park in the rain

http://picasaweb.google.com/Renata.Paliakaite/ChicaqueNationalParkChicaqueNacionalinisParkas#

Added cycling and museum photos http://picasaweb.google.com/Renata.Paliakaite/Bogota02#

Tomorrow, on Sunday, we are flying to Cuba where we should be in the evening (local time),…
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Renata: Cuba Libre?…

December 25th, 2012

Apologies for posting this entry backdated though we encountered some unplanned internet access and cost problems whilst visiting Cuba. It seems that internet use is heavily regulated and is accessible only by giving your name and passport number at a very few places. The second problem was the cost per 30min – 3 CUC (almost 4 USD).

Now all from the beginning….

We spent 8 days in Cuba a…
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Andy: Not dead/kidnapped – we’ve been in Cuba…

December 25th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Just a short note to those worried that we might have been kidnapped or murdered in Columbia. We are safe and well and have spent the past 8 days in Cuba; in many ways a much worse fate ;-)

Well… it wasn’t that bad, but it was very expensive, full of people trying to rip us off, and terrible for Internet access, in terms of availability, speed and cost, hence the lack of upda…
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BOOKS WE READ WHILST TRAVELLING / Knygos, kurias perskaiteme keliaudami…

December 25th, 2012

We decided to start a list of the books we have read during our journey. It might be of some interest to you but at the same time this blog entry is will be an ongoing list for us so that we remember how many and what kind of books it is possible to read during a year travel. The list will not include travel guide books.- – -Mes nusprendeme pradeti perskaitytu knygu sarasa. Cia surasysime visas kn…
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Belated diving photos / Paveluotos nardymo nuotraukos…

December 25th, 2012

Hello everyone,

We came back to England and found a CD with our sailing / diving at Whitsunday islands photos from Australia, so we decided it is the best time to upload the photos.

You can find the photos here http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Renata.Paliakaite/WhitsundayIslands#

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Mes grizome i Anglija ir atradome musu laukianti CD su musu nardymo Whitsunday…
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Andy: The next chapter……

December 25th, 2012

Hi All,

As most of you know, we have finished our travels and are now safely back in the UK.

Thanks to those of you who followed our adventures – it meant a lot to know that you were interested in our progress :)

The next chapter of our lives has now begun. I (Andy) have commenced a full-time MBA course at Warwick Business School (part of Warwick University) and we are both now living in…
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