A Tip for Jogging in New Delhi
Eating all the deliciously fried food in India meant it was time for a jog. But there was no way I could go running in Karol Bagh, the area where we were staying in New Delhi. It would’ve been a disaster.
Donating Shoes in India
Auston’s shoes were on their last leg and it was time to get new ones. But he didn’t want to just toss his in the trash if someone else could still make good use of them. Especially here in India where there are so many people in poverty.
National Museum of Ethiopia
Our first sightseeing stop in Addis was the National Museum of Ethiopia. It wasn’t a spectacular museum, but it had a quaint charm to it. I was interested in seeing Lucy, a skeleton dated back 3.2 million years.
Vaccinations for our Round the World Trip
We had our 2 hour travel clinic appointment this week. There was a lot to go over. Yellow fever. Malaria. Typhoid fever. Meningococcal disease. Hepatitis. Traveler’s diarrhea. But we prefer to think of it as Hepapolio Malarangitis B Fever for simplicity.
You name it, we have a vaccine or pills for it. But now we’re prepared for anything (or almost anything). One of us is bound so get sick on this trip eventually. Here’s to hoping it’s not on a plane…
Mexico City Immersion with Frida Spanish School
One of the first things we’re going to do when we leave Arizona in May to travel is study Spanish. We’ve always wanted to learn it and have taken a few years of classes in high school and college. So we decided our first stop while backpacking is going to be Mexico City.
We’re going to be staying there for a month and have signed up to take Spanish classes at Frida Spanish School for the first two weeks as well as staying with a host family. If we like it, we’ll continue there for another week or two. Then we plan to travel around Central America for a couple weeks before starting the next leg of our journey.
Round the World Tickets Booked!
It’s official! As of Jan 20th, our RTW (round the world) tickets are booked! This was no easy feat as Auston will tell you. We used the airline miles that we’ve been saving all year to book them and we just had to pay the tax! Auston spent months researching all the possible destinations, making sample itineraries and verifying all the restrictions. But it paid off and now we’ve got a majority of the trip planned. However, we reserve the right to change it at anytime. We want to remain flexible while we’re traveling so we can be open to any and every opportunity that comes our way.