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2013b – Flights to Bangkok, Thailand purchased

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This morning my tax refund arrived and I put it right to good use with the purchase of my tickets to Southeast Asia. I bought only the portion from Minneapolis to Bangkok and have yet to purchase the final part from Bangkok on to Yangon, Myanmar, which will happen maybe next month..         02.november.2013 (D) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, USA   Duration: 12 hour 00 minutes   Equipment: Boeing 777-200LR   Class: Economy   Miles: 5,932         03.november.2013 (A) Narita Airport, Tokyo, Japan                 03.november.2013 (D)…

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Destination 2013: Myanmar ± Sri Lanka

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After much debating and finally resiging to the fact that the previously planned trip to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro was going to be too expensive, I have begun to think about where exactly too go. In all of my research, Myanmar seems to be the "it" place right now, so I have made the decision that this will likely be the next big trip. I have already applied for and been approved for vacation time for the month of November, now all that I have to do is start looking at flights. At the moment, flights from MSP to Bangkok are…

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Traveling Game: 26 Cities A to Z Challenge

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Are you a BootsnAll member? For those who haven’t heard of it, it’s a traveling community with members from all over the world. There’s lots on the site, but the forums are the part that I frequently visit. Today, I encountered an interesting traveling game in the forum. It looked simple, but ended up being much more challenging that I thought it would be. Still not able to get the full score, I want to share the game with you guys! Game: Destination Sudoku by elAdi Game objective: Make a list of the name of towns/cities/regions you’ve been to, from…

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Photo Roulette 52: Faces

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Jaime over at breakaway backpacker recently won the Photo Roulette 51: Friendships and thus is the next host of the travel roulette series, which began back in 2010... My submission for the next round, Faces is as follows. While visiting the town of Siem Reap in Cambodia I ducked into a backyard museum, where you will find a number of temples redesigned in miniature. While wandering around, the wife of the owner came out to greet us. When I asked her if I could take her foto, she immediately sat down and put on this nice…

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New Zealand: Photo Essay

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A few photos from a recent trip to New Zealand. Although it seems I spent most of my 2 weeks on a bus, I at least got to see a lot of the country... such natural beauty. Hamilton Zoo: Ever since I had read back in March of this year that the zoo celebrated the birth of a baby rhino, I knew that while I was there I would need to take the chance and stop in for a visit.... What I didn't know was that the zoo is actually home to about 8 White African rhinos... including, of course,…

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2013a – Flights Purchased

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A quick trip back to the Netherlands...         01.march.2013 (D) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, USA   Duration: 8 hour 15 minutes   Equipment: Airbus A330-200   Class: Economy   Miles: 4,166         02.march.2013 (A) Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, NL                 11.march.2013 (D) Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, NL   Duration: 9 hours 20 minutes   Equipment: Airbus A330-200   Class: Economy   Miles: 4,166 (A) Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota, USA                 Total Miles Flown: 8,332 Total Miles Earned (SkyTeam): 8,332 Total…

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No Worries Mate

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I am alive and well.... I have been way too busy to do any writing, just occasional status updates here and there. Here's a brief update on what's been happening. I arrived in Sydney on September 3rd after 30 hours and 35 minutes of travel time. . . leaving on saturday and arriving on monday morning, I only assume my body dematerialized for the entirety of sunday. . . I made my way to my friend Tony's house, in one of the suburbs of Sydney and within a couple of hours of arrival had walked to the CBD (Central Business…

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