Tag Archives: Adventure

Balloons Over Bagan – Still In Progress…

Nobody said that completing our list of While We’re Alive experiences was going to be easy, and #9-Ballooning Over Bagan in Myanmar is proving to be one of those wallet draining experiences that will make completing it that much sweeter. Our first attempt really wasn’t a failure, but still an attempt nonetheless.  On our first […]

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#43 Complete – Visit the Taj Mahal at Sunrise

We have a few items on our list of things to do in India While We’re Alive, and knew that 10 days wasn’t going to be enough to experience all of it.  For our first trip to India, we had to pick and choose, knowing that we’d be back one day to complete the others.  Visiting the Taj […]

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How to get Cheap and Safe Travel Vaccinations in Bangkok ~ Thailand

On our most recent trip to Africa, we missed out on an opportunity to visit Ethiopia and add one more stamp to our passports because we hadn’t yet received a yellow fever vaccination.  As we sat in the transit lounge of the Addis Ababa airport, we were kicking ourselves for not having been more prepared.  To […]

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Hiking in North Korea ~ Mt. Kumgang

This time last year, we were gearing up to enter North Korea, with a week long tour that was going to take us around Pyongyang and beyond.  We wanted to experience as much variety as possible, and were pretty excited to see that hiking was something we could plan to do.  Of course, when we say “plan” […]

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Surviving a “Violently Crowded” Day at Tokyo Disneyland ~ Japan

With the help of Google Translate to help us understand the Disney Crowd Calendar, we were absolutely frightened when we discovered that the only day we could visit Tokyo Disneyland was predicted to be “Violently Crowded”!  On an eight tiered scale that begins with “People Rattle” at less than 20 000 attendees, we couldn’t have picked a […]

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