Nerves, anxiety, exhaustion of the week, ... So we are in these moments. It has been a last week of very hard work but since last night we began to notice that restlessness and that tingling that precedes a new trip. The illusion is already seen in our face and everyone around us realizes.
Eel and sole were great friends in times gone by. They lived in a house under the sea and shared many things together. One day they decided to prove which of the two was the strongest and took a very large stone on the way back home. However, they began to argue, and after a struggle, the sole was crushed by the stone causing him wounds, although he could chase the eel by hitting him and causing him to vomit until he was getting thinner and thinner, which managed to escape.
The difference between this photo of the Opera House in Sydney ... and this one of the same icon of the illuminated city ... in addition to the obvious difference in perspective, is 8 or 9 hours of light at this time of year. Hours between which makes the daily routine an 'aussie' in the capital of New South Wales, a population where we no longer have any doubt, we would come to make our lives with our eyes closed.
Sunrise and plant with a radiant sun on the Circular Quay dock to wait for the first ferries of the day in less than 5 minutes exceeds any of our best expectations. The Rocks is a quaint but small neighborhood with small houses, and it dared quite fast. We have changed the scarce and "rustic" breakfast options of our first part of the trip through a city where in each corner you find a corner with some more appetizing buns than the previous one.
It has been a long time since a city did not love us so much. Lovers of nature, of the authentic, we usually think of cities because of their historical wealth, their old helmets, their cosmopolitan character or their beautiful night views. Sydney drinks all that and much more. The photos only give an image of the beauty of this city, but the halo of happiness, tranquility and beauty is hardly transmissible, as well as its ambience ... We do not miss the minimum occasion to start the day in the beautiful Sydney Bay.
... That never came that night of July 25, 2012, DAY 9 of the round the world by the South Seas. The moment that we have felt the most fear and helplessness in any destination waiting for the "tsunami". The darkest night in which the panic could with us. This is one of those stories that are never told while we are on the road, of those that the faces of the family would be a poem if they knew the reality.
The Keys have risen today with sad news. One of our last visits has spent the night on fire. This is a spectacular fire in the Candem area, in London. According to media reports, for example elmundo.es, a call at 19.20, local time, yesterday warned of a large smoke on the north facade of the market, in Chalk Farm Road.
It's been 10 days since we returned from London. The day to day has returned to eat us and the posts return to their normal rhythm. I (Isaac), I must admit that I had never been called by the British Isles, nor their cities, and that the only thing that made me curious was Dublin (where we would surely escape soon).
No Paula no. I refuse to go to Brisbane in kangaroo. No, even if you let me drive it. What is it about going kangaroo? But have you seen how far Brisbane is? Decided, what else does a plane give more? if since you know me you must take about 80 flights already ... Any means would be good for Paula that was not the plane.
Nerves, insomnia and last preparations. The day before the start of a great trip does not vary much. Although there are few started, the feeling of that tingle in the stomach of that great trip back in 1991 is still present. And it starts at the moment we start filling these backpacks that will accompany us a month out.
Jorge Sánchez said that going around the World is the most beautiful trip that exists for all that entails. No matter how you do it, when you use days and whatever your route is ... Around the World is what makes people complete, such as planting a tree, writing a book and having a child. Jorge Sánchez has been a great support to design ours, along with the great Floren, and we could not stop thanking him and telling him from here that we are waiting impatiently for his new book, coincidentally his "return to the world for the South Seas".
May 31, 2011, a new month falls. Month 6. Tic tac. Reflecting on future experiences, leaving behind the ghost town of Rasafa, we consider what kind of getaways we can do in the second part of the semester of the year, once that impressive trip falls (whose contest / club will begin shortly) from July 29 to August 29.
New day in Japan, the second in this wonderful country. Today we expect a variety of sites to know that will not leave us indifferent and, as usual when you are trying to know the maximum, we wake up again, which we do delighted because we want to see everything we can. WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN IN 2008: All the information in the travel guide to Japan of that adventure, including Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji, Kobe, Hiroshima, Miyajima and the Japanese Alps The truth is, and now that we have been two days we can confirm that Ryokan Fukudaya has been a great success.
We share a common ancestor with them. It was 7 million years ago when human beings and chimpanzees decided to take different directions although even today the similarities are amazing. Even a recent study compared 14,000 genes of both and the surprise was that it was the chimpanzee genes that had evolved the most.
Unite and divide at the same time. It unites two large lakes, Lake Edward and Lake George, but divides the Queen Elizabeth National Park in which we have been staying in two since yesterday. The first lions appear to drink water, while hundreds of hippos dive completely. Nile crocodiles observe patiently.
Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the richest countries in the world. It has between 60-80% of Coltan's reserves, the world's black gold, but it also has gold, uranium, oil, diamonds and all kinds of precious stones. Something that should be good contrasts with the news that comes from there, child exploitation, wars, the country with the most violations in the world and a history of genocides.
Always a coveted piece of explorers, the rhino is the victim of a cruel trade that leaves a price of more than 40,000 euros per kilo of its legendary horn, a horn of "gold." Today, on the way to the Murchison Falls we will be able to discover an exciting project, of an attempt to reintegrate a fascinating animal in the savannas and forests of Uganda, where they were extinguished in 1982 and where they should never have disappeared ... It has not stopped rain all night long
How can the capital of such a rugged country be called "country of the Thousand Hills"? Kigali, capital of the "Switzerland of Africa" perfectly represents a country of subsistence, a country whose main exports are Arabic coffee and tea but which barely lacks resources and minerals of importance and constantly suffers from droughts.
They call it the "most beautiful lake in the world". We do not know which part will certainly not, but it is the first lake we are after 25 days of travel, where there are no snakes, crocodiles, hippos or other bugs. That is, we can bathe without fear of being devoured. We arrive at Lake Buyonyi, touching the border with Rwanda ... We leave Bwindi, after breakfast and checkout (12.
While we decide and prepare new destinations, we are already preparing the videos of the great round the world for the South Seas of 2012, although it is a hard work of the large amount of material that we have brought after 43 days of travel. However, for all those who follow us on our social channels, since yesterday you have a preview "some" of the odyssey that we pass to reach certain places like Segue (also called Sege or Seghe) in Solomon Islands or Boomerang Island of Tuvalu , the most isolated country in the world.
We know from a distance the catastrophic events in the Mioned and Nyos lakes in Cameroon, where in the 80s some gaseous emanations of CH4 and CO2 ended the lives of many people. Below the surface of the 2,700 square kilometers of Lake Kivu, there are 65 cubic kilometers of methane gas along with 256 square kilometers of carbon dioxide, much more than in the previous ones, trapped under the pressure of water and land.