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Well, after 12 nights, 8 flights, 6 airports, 39 hours in the air, 32,500km and 5 hotels, I think I can say that it was an absolutely amazing trip that exceeded all my expectations!



Sharing the trip with O was fantastic. It was such a privilege to spend this time with him - especially as he will potentially be moving to the other side of the world in 5 months!

He really was an ideal travelling companion - he humoured my sometimes ad hoc planning and threw himself into everything we did with a big smile and an appreciation of how lucky we were to do this!



Considering we had 8 flights, I was amazed that they were all on time, none of our luggage got lost and we managed to get to and from the airports without any mishaps!

I can’t say the flights were perfect (odd demand on the El Calafate-BA flight and the space invader on the BA- Frankfurt flight) but I really can’t complain!

O would say that he really didn’t like the light security measures in the Argentinian airports. He felt more at ease in Frankfurt!



The accommodation all worked out well! In total we paid about 630 euros for 10 nights which I think was really good value! It was nice to stay in different areas of BA - though I think my favourite one in BA was the second one. But they were all good!



Foodwise, you may have worked out that O is a creature of habit!! I really didn’t mind revisiting restaurants!

My favourite - either the cafe at Malba or Morrisons in El Calafate. O loved his salmon and chips at the last hotel in BA!

We did have a few dodgy meals - especially in the Iguazu Falls! But we survived and didn’t starve! I have to say that we aren’t particularly foodies so there was absolutely no planning involved in where we ate!!









Iguazu Falls were amazing. The National Parks on both sides were brilliantly organised and whilst there were lots of people it didn’t feel like it!

The boat ride was probably not something I would have done had I been on my own but I still enjoyed it and I know O did too!

The sounds and sights we saw here were not to be missed. I am so glad it made it on our to do list!






The Bird Aviary was a surprise hit! O loved the toucans and parrots! It was really well set out and well worth the visit!

I also have to add in here how amazing our Airbnb host was! He made the stay here so much easier and it was worth staying in the Airbnb just to have his help. I don’t know how we could have done so much without him!!


















Buenos Aires - I am happy we visited but next time I would only pass through it! Staying in three separate areas helped us see quite a bit of it - though it was a shame we never made it to La Boca.


















Probably the biggest highlight of the trip was the glacier. Truly awe inspiring. I am so happy we decided to do the ice trek - it really wad out of this world and the memories of the day will stay with me forever.















The Petrified Forest tour was an unexpected hit! I didn’t really know what to expect but it was not only informative and interesting but the views were also spectacular.

O really enjoyed it too - in fact but the glacier and this tour gave him real insight into what he has bern studying in geology!

Highly recommended!









The zip lining was far better than I had feared - O obviously loved it! That was always a given!

I had only done this once before and didn’t enjoy it but was willing to have another go. It was a much better experience and whilst I screamed like a girl, it was fun.



There weren’t really any lows - we both just loved every minute and Argentina is certainly somewhere I would love to go back to. I would love to explore more of Patagonia (Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn) and also visit Salta.

What is next? I am off to Quebec City in less than 6 weeks’ time! So far not much planned - just got my flights and an airbnb booked!

After that - no big summer trip as O is off to university and if all goes well he will leave mid August!

Thanks for reading along!


Kenwood Travel


It was time to head home! We had had an absolutely fabulous trip but that time had come!

As our flight was not until 6pm we had the morning to fill! We had breakfast (egg on toast and coffee again!) and I confirmed with reception that check out was at 2pm. I also booked a taxi for 2.15pm.

Our legs were tired after the 18km yesterday. We decided to stay relatively local and chose to go to the outlets.

It was quite posh and very quiet. A lot of the shops we had never heard of. Neither O nor I are the best shoppers so my purse stayed intact!



We decided to have a Starbucks - we were in no rush! I tried the dulce de leche frappacino. It was a bit too sweet even for me.

We had a slow saunter back to the hotel. O was keen to eat at the hotel again as we weren't sure when we would have a good meal again!

O, for a change, had salmon and chips. I had a quinoa burger and fries. We both enjoyed what we had!

We went back up to the room, both had showers and got changed. I packed away the last of our stuff. We were down in reception just before 2pm and in the taxi at 2.15pm!



The journey took about 45 minutes - it was another bank holiday so the roads were quiet.

We checked in fairly quickly and decided to head through security. This was on the light side yet again! We also went through immigration and got our exit stamps!



We found a seat overlooking our plane - which had arrived in BA at 8am! No risk of leaving late then!

The wifi was quick so we spent our time surfing the web! I also used the last of our pesos on a Starbucks coffee, a frappacino and a chocolate muffin!



Boarding started at 5pm. We were seated in the small economy section just in front of Premium Economy. I had an aisle seat and O was on the front row (we don't mind not sitting together - easy access out was our main priority! )

However, the person next to me was extremely wide (a bodybuilder?) and pretty much invaded my space. I insisted that the armrest stayed down...

The flight took off on time and we must have had good wind condition as the flying time was under 13 hours.



I watched Crazy Rich Asians which was light relief.

Dinner was brought around after about 90 minutes.



The salad was ok but I found the veggie pasta pretty awful. O liked it though.

I then watched A Star is Born which I really enjoyed. I slept on and off but as I was cramped into my seat it was not the best night's sleep I had had.

We landed at Frankfurt 40 minutes early - but we were in no rush to get off as our connecting flight wasn't until 5 hours later!



We had to go through passport control and went into the main departures area. We found a Starbucks and I had a coffee to try to stay awake.

I left O there while I headed to the supermarket to get some smoked cheese - a favourite of mine that I can't get in France!

Lunch was bagels - avocado for me snd smoked salmon for O!



O also had a black forest shake!

We headed back through security - much more intense and reassuring!

The plane was parked on a very remote stand - it took about 10 minutes on the bus! We were on the emergency exit row - with a spare seat. After take off I fell asleep!

We landed on time and J was there to collect us! It had been a long day - 24 hours from leaving the hotel to getting home but an absolutely amazing trip!


We woke up to rain! The forecast said rain all day. Added into the mix that it was a Monday (so lots of museums closed) and a bank holiday we were unsure what we could do.

We decided to start with breakfast - a buffet with an option to have eggs. We both had easy over fried eggs and toast! Coffee and juice (and dome cakes for O) completed it.

We decided we would wait an hour and see what the weather bought!



An hour later it looked yo be easing off so we decided to ho for a wander - taking in the local atmosphere and sights. The area we were in is very much a trendy place to be - but more so at night. 10am on a bank holiday Monday was not the busiest time of day!



We started off in Plaza Serrano which has a lot of older houses surrounding it. It has to be said that it was s bit scruffy!



Some of the side streets were heavily painted and graffitied! Graffiti was a common theme all over Palermo. Having said that, there were some lovely wide tree lined streets and you could see why people wanted to live here.



It started to pour down so we headed to a busy cafe where I had a coffee and O a smoothie.

After about 5 minutes the rained stopped and we thankfully didn’t see it again!



While the cafe was busy when we entered I think a lot of people were doing what we were!



We continued on our walk - we headed south toward Plaza Italia. BA seemed to be built on a similar grid system yo NUC but with a lot of South American countries as toad names. This made it fairly easy yo work out where you were.



Once we were at Plaza Italia, O asked how far we were from Malba. I reckoned about 2 minutes so he suggested going there for lunch again!



It was heaving out the Museum. When we had been earlier in the week there was just one person in front if us in the queue - today it was snaking half way down the street. I think it was one of the few museums open!

I had my usual ginger and mint lemonade snd O had a smoothie!



Then O had s bit of a whoops - he thought he had ordered the salmon bagel but in fact it was the salmon sandwich - which came with a lot of undesirables like avocado and cream cheese. I manage to make a good job of transforming it into a simple salmon sandwich.

I had my avocado on toast!



It took and hour to walk back! After a rest, we decided to try yo work out where the carnival would be. We ended up back at Plaza Serrano which was a lot busier and with a market!



We decided to have dinner again in the restaurant. O, a creature of habit, had salmon and chips. I had a fried rice bowl.

We decided that ice cream would be a suitable dessert!



About 9pm we headed out yo where we thought the carnival would be. This was just the local once - there was a bigger one elsewhere but too complicated for us!



At one end of the street was a stage with a band playing and singing. On the toad were dancers. From what we could work out, each group had a set ( the musicians were from each group). When they had finished, they got a pennant and then went on their bus (to the next venue?? There were lots of local carnivals all over the city)



The music was typically Latin and the dancers all had a set routine. It was fab to see it!



We watched for about half an hour - avoiding the foam sprays that the kids loved spraying on each other (a tradition!!)



We went to an ice cream shop where we got a 250g box of ice cream. As it was in a polystyrene box we decided we had time to go back to the hotel to eat it!

We were exhausted - we had walked 18km!



Our last morning in Patagonia!

Our flight was mid-afternoon and the bus was coming to pick us up at 12.30am so we had the morning free.

I was awake at about 6.30am and O was about an hour later. After showers we went for breakfast. Both of us had scrambled eggs again!

Back at the room I finished the packing and we checked out - leaving our cases with Juan.



We decided to walk to the bird reserve. It was a beautiful day again! The walk took about 20 minutes so not so far! We chatted about life in general and O's future university life (a common subject all week!)



The reserve is situated on the banks of the Lago Argentino. It was 500 pesos for both of us - a reduction over normal. We couldn't work out why!



I was hoping to see flamingos most of all!



It was a stunning vista yet again. We saw lots of smaller birds including ducks and black headed swans.



There was a route onto the beach - the colour of the water continued to amaze me! You could imagine though that the water was cold.



We thought we could see some flamingos in the distance, but we couldn't be sure.

The walk took just over an hour and was a nice way to enjoy the scenery and see some birds!

We then went into town to try to find some sandwiches but everything had ham in it! O managed to sneak in an ice cream though!



The bus was on time and we were at the airport by 12.45pm. We were quickly checked in (well bag dropped - I had checked in online and moved our seats to two aisle seats!)

We got a sandwich each from the cafeteria. Not great but filled a hole.

Security was again very light...



We sat down and spent some time looking at the map. I hadn't really appreciated how far south El Calafate was. It is over 2700km from BA!

O also gave me his useless fact of the day - Brazil borders every South American country except Equador and Chile!



The flight originated in Ushuaia. There was an interesting boarding concept - three lines - one for the window seats, one for the middle seats and one for the aisle. I wondered how it would work with kids though ...

We boarded - but for a moment I thought I had the two seats next to me free. Then a bolshy lady came to me and effectively told me I should swap seats with her and her husband - who were next to me otherwise her husband would force me to get up a lot. I politely declined her kind offer and said I didn't mind getting up (he only got up twice in fact!) Very strange though.

The flight took 3 hours - we got a drink and crisps again.

The luggage took ages - was a lot quicker getting the bags at 2am

We took a taxi to our hotel in the Palermo district - Hotel Vitrim.



We had a balcony which was nice! The view was nothing to shout about but nice to gave the door open and a breeze coming through.



We decided to eat in the hotel restaurant. I had a felafel Buddha bowl and O had a pan fried salmon and fries. Both were very nice.



O also has a chocolate fondant that he hoovered down!

We went for a walk around the area - it certainly is a vibrant part of town at night. It certainly had a lively atmosphere.

We were in bed by 10 and asleep not long after!


I woke up at about 6.30 am and O about 40 minutes later. We were due to be picked up at 9am so were in no rush!

We headed to breakfast to find Juan in a panic as he had overslept! We told him not to worry as we had plenty of time!

I felt a bit guilty then asking for scrambled eggs - especially as everyone else that came in did too! O and I figured that we may need energy for the day!



Today we were off about 110km to see a petrified forest! That was about as much as I had told O - who had envisaged a walk through a spooky wood! Needless to say there wasn’t a tree in sight! I chose the excursion as something a bit different and it was actually very good!



We were the last to be picked up in a mini van. Our guide was Rosie and there were 5 other people on the trip. Two were American and the other three were Dutch. All were over 65 (we only knew this as all complained they couldn’t do the ice trek as they were over the age limit of 65 !!)

As English was the common language this made things easier for Rosie as she only had to do one set of explanations. On our way to the first stop (a hotel for coffee and the last loo stop) Rosie explained the history of the area and the dinosaurs that had been found there (well the remains of them...)



At the hotel I had a coffee, O had a brownie and we both had the vital loo stop! We also chatted to our fellow travellers.



We then had a 15km drive down a bumpy unpaved road to a private farm where dinosaur bones and petrified trees had been found over the last 30 years. The own allows the one tour company to access it.

After 30 minutes we arrived. We were lent a walking stick and given our packed lunches (unfortunately our vegetarianism had not filtered through)!

And then we were off on our hike.



Rosie explained over the course of the hike that 90 million years ago dinosaurs roamed the area. The area was layers of clay and sand rock which you could see in the formations. As time evolved the land changed and made it what we see today. The land is now barren and little grows there due to both the soil conditions and the climate.

Her explanation was a lot more detailed!!



The sun started to come through which made for a nicer experience. We also learnt a new Americanism - a bio break (also known as a wee stop )

The landscape was amazing (yes- that word again) and totally different from what we had seen previously!



One of the first stops was a dinosaur fossil - of the femur. Paleontologists had found a wealth of fossils and bones. Most of them had been taken to the Natural History museum in the Santa Cruz state capital.

We learnt how to tell if it was bone or not - if you dampen your finger and then put it on the bone it will stick lightly. If there is no tackiness, it isn’t a bone!



We then learnt about petrified trees. Basically, petrification is a chemical reaction that occurs very slowly with the minerals in the soil transform the structure of the wood into a very hard stone structure. The trees had been knocked over and covered by the soil and over millions of years the petrification had occurred.

It looked like wood still from the outside and you could still see the age tings but it was rock (sometimes with quartz innit depending on the chemical/mineral process). It was also very heavy.



Another example - the largest one we saw.



We also learnt about what little fauna and flora that grows there - including the calafate bush that produces berries similar to blueberries - and is made into a popular local jam!



We stopped for lunch - O had two pieces of cake while I had two spinach empanadas and an apple (O couldn’t have the apple because of his braces!!)

The setting for lunch was perfect - in the dun, out of the wind with nothing around us but the scenery.



After lunch we made our way slowly back to the minivan.



All in all, we had walked for about three hours.



We drove back along the dirt track, catching odd glimpses of wild ostriches and llamas.

Back on the main road, we stopped again at the Leona hotel for coffee and a loo visit!



I hadn’t appreciated that we were about 2,700km from BA! We were more southerly than almost any other part of the world!



We drove alongside Lago Argentino. It really is that blue.



We got back about 4.30pm. A brief rest was had before we walked into town. I needed to change some more money which I managed to do so.

Most of the shops and restaurants were along the main road though there were alleyways off every now and again!



O was hungry so had a chocolate milkshake to tide him over.



After looking for somewhere to eat, we decided to go back to Morrison’s.

I had two starters- minestrone soup to begin with.



And then a poached egg in a veggie stew. Both very delicious but I struggled to finish the egg dish.



O had a mushroom risotto which he declared delicious. He finished off with another banana split.

Total cost, including three soft drinks was about 28 euros.

We walked the two minutes back to the hotel. After a bit of social media we were ready yo sleep!



We woke up to sunshine and the weather app saying it was not going to rain today - phew! Today we were off to see the glacier and trek on it so no rain was a good thing!

Breakfast was included - I had toast and jam and coffee - O had orange juice, toast and muffins.

We picked up our lunch boxes that we had pre-ordered as there is nowhere to buy food on the glacier.

Our backpacks were pretty full as we had extra fleeces, waterproofs and gloves.

The minibus came at 8.40am and took us to a centre meeting point. There seemed to be an awful lot of faffing and we didn’t actually leave El Calafate until 9.40am.



We had to stop at the National Park entry to buy our entry tickets - 700 pesos each (about 17 euros). The lady selling them took an age examining one of our 100 peso notes - which we had got from the Bank of Argentina so .... All was ok and we then had about another 30 minute ride to get to the boat which would take us to the glacier.

By now it was 11.15 and still no possibility for a loo visit...



From the boat we got our first proper glimpse of the glacier.

The guidebooks say about it:
The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water.



It really was spectacular!

The boat ride took about 20 minutes.



We got off the boat and were split into English and Spanish speaking groups. We had 5 minutes for a loo visit (easier for the men than the ladies...) and then to put anything we didn’t want to carry onto the shelves in the hut. We left the lunches and O’s bag which had the waterproofs and extra fleeces.



We then walked about 15 minutes across a beach and a boardwalk to the crampon fitting area.



The staff put them on for you!

There are two types of members of our family- the goat (3 members) and the non- goat (one!!). The non-goat found that wearing these made her almost goat like - but as O pointed out - they only really worked on ice!!



The trip was billed as an hour and a half trek on the glacier. We had two guide - Florenzia and Lucia. There were about 18 of us in the group - I seemed to he the oldest by at least 15 years (and O the youngest by about 5!!)

We were shown how to walk up and down hill. And then we were off!



We had to walk in single file! O got him self behind the guide! There were lots of stops and information give about the glacier. Unlike others, it isn’t receding at all. It has pretty much been in the same place since it was discovered though it does move.



Some of the hundreds of photos - it truly was awe inspiring!















It really was amazing.



When we got to the bottom, we were given chocolate and whiskey on the (just hacked off) rocks. O had water (from the stream).



We then walked back yo the crampon huts, took them off and head back to the hut for lunch.



We had ordered lunch via the hotel - there is quite the market here for them.



O had a salmon bagel. His also came with crisps, a muffin (he also had mine), a salad (I had his!!) and an apple.



I had a toasted veggie sandwich which was very nice!



As was the salad!



We then spent the time admiring the view until it was time to get the boat back.



After the boat trip we got back on the coach and headed to the viewing point. This took about 15-20 minutes.



There are various boardwalks which give you different views over the glacier. We were advised to go on the yellow one as it gave the best views and was doable in the hour we had.



Parts of the ice fall off and crash into the water making a loud sound. It is therefore both a visual and auditory experience.



You could see where the chunks of ice fall off. We were lucky to see it happen twice - though we heard it happen quite a few times but out of sight!



You could just gaze at it forever!






After 45 minutes we made our way back up for a loo stop!



One last view from the visitor centre...



And then on the bus for the trip back to El Calafate. This took about 2 hours - we were back at the hotel at just after 7pm. It had been a long day but an absolutely fabulous one!



As we were tired we decided to try one of the restaurants close to the hotel. We looked at the menu at Morrison’s snd decided it would fit the bill!

I had trout with a quinoa salad which was delicious.



O had homemade gnocchi which he loved! There was also freshly baked bread.



O also had a banana split. Total cost was 1120 pesos - just under 30 euros.

We headed back to the hotel and were asleep by about 10.30pm - ready for another day!



Another day, another flight (our 5th!) and another airport (our sixth!!)

I woke up very early (like 2.30am early) and struggled to get back to sleep! O managed yo the alarm at 5.30am. We both took showers and then went down to get our pre-booked taxi.

Check in was reasonably quick. We went to get some breakfast before security - coffee, juice and toast!

Security was busy but the checks fairly light again! No getting anything out of your bag here!



Boarding was on time - a fairly packed flight. The demographics were mainly in the 60+ category. O felt very young!

The flight time was 3h15 - we just got a drink and a packet of crisps. We landed at about 11.40am.



It took a while for the bags to cone through as three flights landed together! Then all the bags had to be x-rayed!

We had booked a transfer - but had to wait about 20 minutes for the other passengers to arrive. We took the opportunity to grab some water and a snack!



The transfer took about 20 minutes. We were staying in a hotel overlooking the lake on on elevated position. The hotel was run by Juan, a young guy who was full of enthusiasm. As we had a tour st 3pm he suggested we go to the hotel next door for lunch.

Pizza again - a bit heavy on the cheese! But it gilled a hole!



This was the view from the hotel!



We were picked up at 3pm for a trip to Cerra Frios where, despite my vow to never do it again, we were going zip-lining. O adores anything like this so being the good mum, I booked it as a bit of a surprise.

The drive up took about 30 minutes to get to the place. One other person was doing the zip-lining and the others were either doing a 4x4 safari or horse riding.



We were kitted out with the gear and helmets and then drove up to the start point inna very old Land Rover that at times I thought would conk out! we had two guides on the five zip-lines.

The view was impressive!



Another view! The photos don’t really do it justice!



And a last one



It was a lit of fun - though apparently my screams were if the what am I doing here type whereas O’s were of the this is absolutely fabulous type

And yes - that is me!!



It was a fun way to spend the afternoon!

Back at the base house we had cake and a drink before being taken back to El Calafate. We got dropped in the centre as we realised that as it was about 7pm we should eat!

The town is very bustling - lots of cafes, restaurants and shops. We managed to buy some artisanal magnets for less than 1 euro each.



All we knew was we didn’t want pizza!! I ended up with eggs and chips which hit the spot! O had gnocchi which was less successful!



O then had some ice cream - dulce de leche, chocolate and oreos.



We walked back to the hotel, got our stuff ready for the following day and set the alarm for 7.15am - and I think fell asleep as soon ad our heads hit the pillow!!


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Argentina: Summer In Winter - Spring 2019: Day 3 Iguazu Falls Again
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Argentina: Summer In Winter - Spring 2019: Day 1 Buenos Aires
Argentina: Summer In Winter - Spring 2019: Day 0 Travel Day 1
Argentina: Summer In Winter - Spring 2019: Pre-Trip
2018
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New England Summer 2018: Day 22 - Brewster Cape Cod
New England Summer 2018: Day 21 - Plimouth Plantation
New England Summer 2018: Day 20 - Cape Cod
New England Summer 2018: Day 19 - Boston and Harvard-MIT
New England Summer 2018: Day 18 - Plymouth Harbor and More Frisbee Golf
New England Summer 2018: Day 17 - Acadia ME to Plymouth MA
New England Summer 2018: Day 16 - Long Pond And Sunset at Cadillac Mountain
New England Summer 2018: Day 15 - Echo Lake and Bass Harbor Lighthouse
New England Summer 2018: Day 14 - Beehive Trail And Bar Island Acadia
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New England Summer 2018: Day 11 - Ship Harbor Trail and Boat Trip
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New England Summer 2018: Day 9 - Lake Champlain Vermont
New England Summer 2018: Day 8 - Stowe Vermont
New England Summer 2018: Day 7 - Mansfield Mount Vermont
New England Summer 2018: Day 6 - Ben & Jerry's Tour And Warren Swimming Hole
New England Summer 2018: Day 5 - Riding In Vermont
New England Summer 2018: Day 4 - To Vermont via Meredith NH
New England Summer 2018: Day 3 - Hampton Beach
New England Summer 2018: Day 2 - Shopping, Surfing And Whales
New England Summer 2018: Day 1 - Travel Day Attempt 2
New England Summer 2018: Pre-Trip
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 9 - Going Home and Thoughts
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 8 - Jim Thomson House
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 7 - Ayutthaya
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 6 - Wat Arun & a Cookery Class
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 5 - Chatuchak Market
A Week In Bangkok - June 2018: Day 4 - Train And Floating Markets
A Week In Bangkok - June 2018: Day 3 - Grand Palace & the Reclining Buddha
A Week In Bangkok - June 2018: Day 2 - Arrival & Chinatown
A Week in Bangkok - June 2018: Day 1 Travel Day
A Week In Bangkok - June 2018: Pre-Trip Report
Montreal 2018: Parlez-vous francais? - Day 10: Finally Going Home and Final Thoughts
Montreal 2018: Parlez-vous francais? - Day 9: A Day Trip In Brussels
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Montreal 2018: Parlez-vous francais? - Day 6: Shopping and the Village
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2017
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SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 7 San Diego - Point Lomo
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 6 San Diego - Pacific Beach
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 5 Joshua Tree to San Diego
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 4 Joshua Tree Again
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 3 Joshua Tree and Palm Springs
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 2 Del Mar To Twenty Nine Palms
SoCal Christmas 2017: Day 1 Travel Day
SoCal Christmas 2017: Pre-Trip Report
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 26 - Coming Home
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 25 - Last Day at The Lake
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 24 - A Quiet Day At The Lake
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 23 - A Boat Trip and Tubing
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 22 - Fishing and Sunsets
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 21 - Kayaking
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 20 - Mont Cayamant and a Sunset
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 19 - Maniwaki and Storms
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 18 - Mont Morrisette
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 17 - Deers, Walks And 19 Fish
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 16 - A Hike, A Bear and A Fishing Trip
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 15 - Food, Fish and Boats
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 14 - Off To The Lake
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 13 - Montreal Wax, Cathedral and a Festival
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 12 - To Montreal
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Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 10 - Perth and a Long Rapids Run
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 9 - Baird's Trail and More Rafting
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 8 - A Long Raft And Shopping
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 7 - Shopping and Riding the Rapids
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 6 - Messing Around on the River and an Old Friend
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 5 - River Otter Cabin
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 4 - Topiaries, Museum Of History And Night Lights
Ontario And Quebec 2017: Day 3 - Ottawa Bike Tour and a Very Big Spider
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 2 - Parliament Hill, Outlets and AG
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Day 1 - Travel Day
Ontario and Quebec 2017: Pre-Trip Introductions
EUROCAMP: A Long Weekend On The French Atlantic Coast - Day 4 The Beach Again And Coming Home
EUROCAMP: A Long Weekend On The French Atlantic Coast - Day 3 More Surfing And Hossegor
EUROCAMP: A Long Weekend On The French Atlantic Coast - Day 2 Surfing And Sun
EUROCAMP: A Long Weekend On The French Atlantic Coast- day 1 Travel Day
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 7 - Wild Wadi, Cheesecake and Going Home
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 6 - The Desert And The Fountains
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 5 - The Global Village And Some Malls!
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 4 - A Dhow Trip In Oman
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 3 - Water And Dubai Mall
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 2 - On The Move In Wild Wadi
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Day 1 Travel Day
Dubai March/April 2017 LIVE - Pre-Trip Introductions
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 10 City of BY Museum, Central Park and Home
2016
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 9 5th Avenue, Library And Times Square
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 8 Shopping
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 7 American Natural History Museum, Central Park and Roo
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 6 Intrepid and Top of the Rock
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 5 Highline, 9/11 Memorial and Shopping
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 4 ESB and Brooklyn Bridge
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 3 Metropolitan Museum And Carols
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 2 SOL And NHL
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 1 Meeting Santa
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Day 0 Travel Day
A Fairytale in New York Christmas 2016 - Pre-Trip Report
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 9 - Arriving Home And Final Thoughts
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 8 - KL Menara and Eco Park
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 7 - Merdeka Square and a lot of walking
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 6 - Towers And Brickfields
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 5 - Rainforest And Caves
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 4 - Birds And Towers
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 3 - HOHO Bus, Chinatown and Mall
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 2 - Still Travelling
Kuala Lumpar 2016 LIVE - All By Myself: Day 1- Travel Part 1
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 24 - Botanic Gardens And Home
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 23 - Wet And Wild
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 22 - A Pompei Impact
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 21 - Montreal And Shopping
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 20 - Walking And Tubing - Again!!
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 19 - S'more Messing Around On The River
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 18 - Walks And Lac Edouard
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 17 - Exploring La Tuque
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 16 - Le Bostonnais
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 15 - A Bit Of Culture
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 14 - Whale Watching
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 13 - Lac De L'Est
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 12 - Messing Around On The River
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 11 - Kamouraska And The River
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 10 - Down On The Beach
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 9 - Quebec City And A New House
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 8 Travel To Levis
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 7 Relaxation
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 6 Canoeing Down The River
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 5 Walks and Outlets
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 4 Walks And Waterfalls
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 3 Where Are The Sharks?
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 2 The Mountain Of Smiles
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 1 Messing Around On The Lake
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Day 0 travel day
Quebec 2016 - On y va LIVE - Pre-trip introduction
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Park Hours - Wednesday 20/03/2019

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
9:00am
~to~Extra Evening Hours
10:00pm
Epcot
Epcot
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
9:00am
~to~
8:30pm
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
Closed
~to~
Closed
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
9:00am
~to~
9:00pm
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
9:00am
~to~
8:00pm
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
10:00am
~to~
7:00pm
Aquatica
Aquatica
10:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Legoland
Legoland
10:00am
~to~
6:00pm
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
11:00am
~to~
5:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
8:00am
~to~
11:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure 8:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
10:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
8:00pm
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios 10:00am
Extra Morning Hours~to~
6:00pm
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of DLP Park Hours

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2973
CaxtonFX  $1.2873
Covent Garden FX  $1.2994
FAIRFX  $1.2900
John Lewis  $1.3059
M&S  $1.2547
Post Office  $1.2771
Sainsburys  $1.2838
TESCO  $1.2982
Travelex  $1.2909
Updated: 18:03 20/03/2019

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Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.1430
CaxtonFX  €1.1328
Covent Garden FX  €1.1432
FAIRFX  €1.1350
John Lewis  €1.1505
M&S  €1.0955
Post Office  €1.1240
Sainsburys  €1.1313
TESCO  €1.1438
Travelex  €1.1400
Updated: 18:03 20/03/2019