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This is a collection of my blog entries related to short or long trips I, or Jennifer and I went on.
I have some master pages for some specific locations/trips:

Paris over many years | Australia over many years | Canada over many years | Japan over multiple trips | Italy in 2011 | France in 2013 | Indonesia in 2013 | Japan in 2013 | Japan in 2014 | Taiwan in 2014 | Indonesia in 2014 | New Zealand in 2015 | Japan in 2015 | Costa Rica in 2015 | Singapore in 2016 | South Korea in 2016 | Japan in 2016 | Germany in 2016 | Belgium | Tasmania 2017 | Japan in winter 2017 | Great Britain in 2017 | Australia Flying Safari 2017 | Philippines | Spain in 2018 |

Table of Content for trips:

More pages: October 2018 September 2018 June 2018 May 2018 January 2018 December 2017 November 2017 October 2017 September 2017 August 2017 July 2017 June 2017 February 2017 January 2017 December 2016 October 2016 September 2016 August 2016 July 2016 June 2016 May 2016 April 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 October 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 September 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 October 2012 September 2012 June 2012 April 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 June 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 September 2010 August 2010 May 2010 January 2010 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 January 2009 December 2008 August 2008 February 2008 January 2008 October 2007 July 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 October 2006 August 2006 July 2006 April 2006 March 2006 January 2006 December 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 April 2005 December 2004 October 2004 July 2004 June 2004 January 2004 January 2003 January 2001 August 1997



2017/12/27 A few pictures from Paris
π 2017-12-27 01:01 in Paris, Trips
Every year, I try to go see a few things in Paris, and we didn't run out of museums yet: Paris Rodin Museum Quai Branli Museum in Paris Citée de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine Opera Bastille Backstage Cluny Museum and remains of Roman Baths

Otherwise, I also have a few pictures of Paris proper:






the street that used to be for cars to get out of Paris more quickly is now pedestrian. Not everyone loves this...
the street that used to be for cars to get out of Paris more quickly is now pedestrian. Not everyone loves this...



the worst part is how the effeil tower is now behind airport gates and bad looking temporary roof covers as gates :(
the worst part is how the effeil tower is now behind airport gates and bad looking temporary roof covers as gates :(





Another day, close to Opéra Bastille







don't get conned, that's a different church, I don't like lines :)
don't get conned, that's a different church, I don't like lines :)


After arriving at Les Halles we went to see the small Xmas market, given that the big one at Champs Elysées was cancelled this year due to suckage of the new Paris mayor:








After too long, Les Halles was finally re-opened:





Nearby St Sulpice Church:




Quick stop at Google and the grand magasins and their displays:



























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2017/12/12 Half a day in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos
π 2017-12-12 01:01 in Trips
After arriving back in San Jose from our dive trip, we booked a transport to go to Los Cabos, check out the arch, climb Solmar, and walk around town a bit before we had to head to the airport for our 14:10 flight.

We left San Jose at 07:00 sharp and drove to Cabo San Lucas to get an early boat trip to the arch:








We arrived at the pier just before 08:00 when everything was still kind of dead, but thankfully Arturo found us one boat that was able to give us a private ride just before everyone else started doing the same and totally crowding the area later, afer we had left:




this beach connects the gulf of mexico to the pacific ocean
this beach connects the gulf of mexico to the pacific ocean


you can also swim to the pacific ocean through this hole, but it's not recommended :)
you can also swim to the pacific ocean through this hole, but it's not recommended :)


he famous arch, it's not actually that big
he famous arch, it's not actually that big



a colony of sea lions was happy fighting over a piece of rock :)
a colony of sea lions was happy fighting over a piece of rock :)

the losing sea lions got thrown back in the water
the losing sea lions got thrown back in the water


needle inside the arch
needle inside the arch

After the boat ride, we went to hike up Solmar. A bit rocky and uncertain trail, but nice views from the top:





yes, well done :)
yes, well done :)

We then walked back through town before catching our ride back to the airport for our flight:










In the end, it was only half a day, but it felt enough :)

2017/12/02 1.5 days in San Jose, Mexico and LaPaz
π 2017-12-02 01:01 in Trips

We arrived the day before our dive trip in San Jose, Mexico, and took an ATV tour that day. The next day we went to La Paz before boarding our diving boat to go snorkel with whale sharks.

Before the ATV tour, I walked around downtown San Jose a bit. Apparently, there were some drug lord issues not long before we came, so the police was in force, patrolling the main tourist areas:


We were in a nice hotel next to town square:




I then had 1.5h to walk around town square and the so called art presinct (which was not to Aspen level let's just say):







I had a quick local lunch, including dried grasshoppers
I had a quick local lunch, including dried grasshoppers

We then took our tour to the dunes north of Cabo San Lucas for ATV'ing

they had a small aviary with friendly small birds
they had a small aviary with friendly small birds


it wasn't cheap, but they had the nicest ATVs I had seen so far
it wasn't cheap, but they had the nicest ATVs I had seen so far

we had a big ass ATV, even though it was indeed not cheap
we had a big ass ATV, even though it was indeed not cheap


we eventually made it to the beach
we eventually made it to the beach

and we got so lucky, some baby turtles just hatched
and we got so lucky, some baby turtles just hatched

we watched them and helped the few that got lost
we watched them and helped the few that got lost

go turtles, go...
go turtles, go...

then back on the tour
then back on the tour






sunset was a miss, sadly
sunset was a miss, sadly


After the ATV tour, we met with Arturo and had a nice dinner in a good restaurant he picked:


The next morning, we left early for La Paz to get on a small boat and snorkel with Whale Sharks:









On the way back, we stopped at the famous hotel California:








We then finally arrived back to San Jose and boarded our diving boat for the Socorro Islands for the 9 day diving trip.


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