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Aurangabad, Maharashta

UNITED KINGDOM | Mon, 11 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [51] | Comments [7]

Great flight and transfer from Mumbai. Aurangabad is a city surrounded by countryside and hills. The main reason for visiting is to explore the Ellora cave temples. These are magnificent temples hewn out of the rock face. There are 34 and they date from ... Read more >

Costa Rica - Zona Sur

COSTA RICA | Mon, 23 Apr 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [167] | Comments [6]

Yeah!! We are back in Costa Rica the holiday location that we always name as the best place we have ever visited. Lets hope it lives up to our very high expectations. We will be exploring for the next 4 weeks, mostly by hire car and sometimes by boat.... Read more >


INDIA | Fri, 8 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [58] | Comments [5]

Where to start with Mumbai! The initial feeling is pretty overwhelming, a total assault on the senses. It's noisy with the traffic and the continuous beeping of horns, you don't know where to look first as everything is so different, and the smells range ... Read more >

Hampi, Karnataka

INDIA | Tue, 19 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [39] | Comments [5]

The epic journey was seemless, even managed a quick beer at Nagpur airport before we left the state of Maharashta for the southern state of Karnataka. We flew into Bangalore and got a taxi straight to the train station for our overnight train to Hampi.... Read more >

Costa Rica - Limon Province

COSTA RICA | Sun, 29 Apr 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [200] | Comments [4]

Tortuguero The village of Tortuguero on the Caribbean coast is only accessible by boat, there are no roads or cars in the village. So we caught a boat at Pavona for a 1 hour ride down a calm river to the village. The village and national park are ... Read more >

Costa Rica - Zona Norte

COSTA RICA | Thu, 3 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [172] | Comments [4]

Selva Verde Stayed a couple of nights at Selva Verde Lodge which is located in a private wildlife reserve. The lodge is really lovely on the side of the river and constructed on stilts to withstand the wet season flooding. The main purpose of staying ... Read more >

Getting Ready for the Camino!

USA | Tue, 22 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [762] | Comments [3]

Hiking the mountain trails in Phoenix is the perfect way to prepare for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. This year we start in St Jean Pied de Port, France and will hike the entire 500 mile trek, God willing! We will finish in the Cathedral Square ... Read more >

So long, farewell...

USA | Tue, 1 May 2018 | By daralynn | Views [199] | Comments [3]

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, good night! And I’m off! After a weak of panic, I’m finally packed, at the airport, and ready to leave the States. Well, I guess I should clarify: I'm ready to leave the States now that I have consumed ... Read more >

Tags: departure, leaving, travel

Day 4 We hiked from Pamplona to Puente de la reina

SPAIN | Wed, 30 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [184] | Comments [3]

The skies are dark again as we leave Pamplona--but it's in the 50s and that's warm enough when we're hiking uphill...only the first 9 miles are uphill today! You can see that we are walking through the clouds again today. This is a typical Camino marker.... Read more >


CHILE | Wed, 26 Dec 2018 | By nortina | Views [109] | Comments [3] | Video

Hace exactamente un año me diagnosticaron tuberculosis. Aquí ya conté la historia, por lo tanto no es necesario repetirla. Simplemente, a través de estas líneas quisiera decirles cuán significativa esta enfermedad ... Read more >

Tags: bacilo de koch, enfermedad, tuberculosis

Basque Region - Costa Vasca

SPAIN | Thu, 6 Sep 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [98] | Comments [3]

Spectacular scenery! My first impression of the Basque region! Mountains, forests, beaches and river valleys. Really lovely. Stayed first few nights in a beach side town of Mundaka. Did some fairly challenging walks in the hills with steep climbs. Walked ... Read more >

Southern India

INDIA | Fri, 1 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [56] | Comments [3]

Making the final preparations for our month trip to Southern India.  Excited and a little nervous.  We fly on Monday and arrive in Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday 5th March.  I'll keep you posted, let the next big adventure begin.... Read more >


CHILE | Mon, 25 Feb 2019 | By nortina | Views [34] | Comments [3]

Hace menos de un mes me tocó la última radiografía, baciloscopía y examen de sangre del tratamiento contra la tuberculosis. Esto de manera preventiva. Es extraño. Si bien sabía desde antes del día de ... Read more >

Tags: gratitud, paciencia, sanación, tuberculosis

Costa Rica - Guanacaste Pt 1

COSTA RICA | Fri, 11 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [184] | Comments [2]

Left the Zona Norte over the hills into North West area called Guanacaste. This is a totally different environment, it is dry, windy and hot. The grass is a bit scorched and there aren't any rain forests in the lowland area. This is also cattle ranch ... Read more >

Costa Rica - Penultimate destination

COSTA RICA | Fri, 11 May 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [166] | Comments [2]

Hola from Costa Rica, long time no blog. Sorry we didn't have any internet at the last accommodation so I couldn't upload the previous blogs. Its like waiting for a bus, you wait for ages and then two come along at once! So below are two blogs and two ... Read more >

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, and...OH 3%@^

NORWAY | Tue, 11 Dec 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [157] | Comments [2]

For some reason I haven't been sleeping well at all on this journey. Late nights chasing the aurora and limited daylight mean I have to be out there as much as possible. You can't stay inside when the sun rises after 9 AM and sets at 2:30 PM. Yesterday ... Read more >

Tags: close calls, museums, vikings

Day 34 Santiago de Compostela - We've Arrived!

SPAIN | Tue, 3 Jul 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [129] | Comments [2]

So excited as we leave Amenal this morning on the last leg of our 500-mile hike from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino Frances, the Way of St. James. For a couple pilgrims who have hiked 33 days, we have an amazing ... Read more >

Here we go again....

RWANDA | Fri, 7 Sep 2018 | By mekikepilala | Views [108] | Comments [2]

Well it is all about to happen again - Rwanda, Tanzania and Malawi this time. THe Safari Sisters are together again on another adventure full of gorillas, tree lions, pink flamingoes and a wild african music festival... see you onthe other side. Sorry ... Read more >

Chao TBC. ¡Bienvenido Canadá!

CHILE | Mon, 8 Oct 2018 | By nortina | Views [86] | Comments [2]

   Hace exactamente un año me encontraba sacando fotos y escribiendo correos electrónicos desde Colombia, habiendo pasado antes por Panamá gracias al auspicio de Copa. Si me hubiesen dicho que llegaría de vuelta ... Read more >

Tags: canada, tuberculosis

Rioja & Navarra

SPAIN | Fri, 14 Sep 2018 | By dawnandmark | Views [78] | Comments [2]

The very south of the Basque region includes some of the Rioja wine growing area. We left Izki and visited a small village to walk up Lapoblacion, a distinct hill overlooking the wine growing plains of Rioja. A short but tough climb up was rewarded with ... Read more >

Tadoba, Maharashta

INDIA | Fri, 15 Mar 2019 | By dawnandmark | Views [43] | Comments [2]

The main purpose for travelling to this quite remote area is to see tigers. We did have a fairly quick way to get here that involved two flights and a 2.5 hours car drive. Unfortunately the airline cancelled the flights the week before and it wasn't ... Read more >

A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 26 Mar 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [530] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >

NZ Wilderness Misadventure

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 10 Oct 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [384] | Comments [1]

New Zealand is such a gorgeous place, and that's part of why it's my favourite country. I love tramping (hiking, to you folk from the rest of the world) and I've done many fabulous walks both in NZ and elsewhere. My favourite walk in all of NZ is the ... Read more >

Leaving tomorrow for our Camino de Santiago 2018 pilgrimage!

USA | Wed, 23 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [191] | Comments [1]

We are busy packing final items for our 2018 pilgrimage. You'd think it would take less time to pack light, but we've been at it for hours. Must take just the right things and very few of those! Jeff is still trying to force-fit a favorite pillow into ... Read more >

Hiking Day 5 Puente de la reina to Estella

SPAIN | Thu, 31 May 2018 | By donna_jeff | Views [186] | Comments [1]

After a great breakfast at the hotel, we put on our final layers (1 for Jeff, 4 for Donna), secure our packs in their rain covers and head out for Estella. It’s about 60 degrees and raining for the first four hours. Since we couldn’t take ... Read more >


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