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It Was A Fantastic Journey to Tomolol Cave

Filed in Boomer, Diving in Indonesia, Midlife, Travel by on April 9, 2017 16 Comments
It Was A Fantastic Journey to Tomolol Cave

My trip to Indonesia, like most of my other trips, was solo travel. The great thing about traveling solo on dive trips is you meet all kinds of new friends! After diving the Watch Towers, we went on an expedition to Tomolol Cave, a sacred site. A Muslim shrine is located at the entrance. Tomolol Cave […]

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Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive Days 2 and 3 in Raja Ampat on board The Arenui!

Dive days 2 and 3 on The Arenui were spent fighting with my new camera and housing! I had difficulty with color on day 2, which was irritating because we saw an incredible shoal of Humphead Parrotfish and I really wanted the photos to be colorful. Day 3 was a little better in the color […]

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The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The First Dive Day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui!

The first dive day in Raja Ampat on The Arenui! Exciting! The currents were strong as you can see on the video, but it was wonderful. There were 15 divers on the boat and we were split into four dive groups, and each group had a guide. Most divers dive with a guide though there […]

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Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

Enjoy a Day Trip to El Candelaria del Monte outside of Buenos Aires!

There are several popular day trips out of Buenos Aires, but going to an Estancia, or ranch, is one of the most popular. Maria Corbalan, our custom tour guide, sent us for a day to Candelaria del Monte, a working ranch two hours from Buenos Aires in the Argentine Pampas. The home has 7 guest […]

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Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

Check Out Tigre, a Cool Day Trip out of Buenos Aires!

While in Buenos Aires my friend Annie and I were excited to take a day trip to Tigre, a town north of the city. Of course our trip was arranged by the fabulous Maria Corbalan Bespoke Tours. Tigre, a popular town for tourists north of Buenos Aires, is on an island in the Parana Delta. We […]

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Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

Did You Know They Tango at the San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires?

San Telmo is nothing if not colorful and full of life. What I did not know is that they tango in the marketplace on Sundays! Buenos Aires is the heart and soul of tango. Tango is everywhere! There are tango shows, both large and small, tango clubs, tango lessons, and tango on the street corners. […]

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An Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

An Visit to the Exceptional Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires!

Cemeteries are not usually on my “to visit” list, but there are exceptions, and Recoleta Cemetery is one. Arlington Cemetery, Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, some of the cemeteries in New Orleans (which I truthfully have never visited) are a few of them. The Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires is definitely an exception, and if you […]

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A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

A Stay at the Fabulous Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires!

There is no better introduction to Buenos Aires than a stay at the Palacio Duhau, or Park Hyatt Buenos Aires! This 5 Star hotel is located in the Recoleta, an upper end residential neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. The Recoleta is known for its elegance, shopping, fine dining, and beautiful European style architecture. It is […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

Day 6 in Antarctica and Incredible Sightings of Orcas!

In Antarctica there were incredible sightings of Orcas! Have you ever seen an Orca? I’m not talking about the poor captives of Sea World and other marine parks, but killer whales in the wild. I had seen Orcas off in the distance, but in Antarctica I had a bird’s eye view! We sighted Orcas a few times, but […]

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Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Day 6 in Antarctica and the March of the Adelies!

Fab Foto Friday and the March of the Adelies! The March of the Adelies! Penguins are an absolute delight. ALL penguins. I must say, though, the Adelies were the most delightful of the delightfuls! They are one of three Brushtail Penguins species found in the Antarctic, and Adelies are not found anywhere else. The penguins were discovered […]

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