The Wonder of Oz

Most of our October was spent exploring the east coast of Australia. While the entire month was spent in and around Sydney and Melbourne, our time could be split into three main categories due to the various ways we were able to experience the country. For us, this meant doing a little work as farmhands, exploring the outdoors and getting to live the city life.  While each of them left us with very different memories, they all contributed to another great experience in a new country.

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Go Tell it on Table Mountain

Perhaps the biggest “wow” of this year came in early October when we spent ten days in Cape Town, South Africa.  We always expect to enjoy the places we travel to, because after all, we chose to travel there!  But this was a case of a country (and city) that totally blew us away with its beauty.  Sticking with the Kimble theme of ultrarunning, Continue reading

Out Here Divin’

We came to the Philippines as our last stop in SE Asia with the primary focus of getting certified as open water scuba divers.   We didn’t have much planned outside of that.  El Nido, on the north tip of Palawan (the largest island province in the Philippines), is known for beautiful diving and picturesque scenery (have you seen the end of Bourne Legacy?), so it made perfect sense as the place to do it.  Based off of several great reviews Continue reading

Don’t Forget Your Undies

After nine months of travel, it finally happened to us. We were beginning to think that without Sofi to provide endless airport adventures, we were destined to have pain-free travel for the remainder of our trip. But alas, there we were at the baggage claim in Manila, Philippines, without our luggage. Our bags had been left in Vietnam and we had taken the very last flight coming from Ho Chi Minh to Manila. Just perfect, right? Continue reading