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Here you will find pictures and archived newsletters from our extended honeymoon:

bullet25 June 2003, covering most of Africa
pictures trip report
bullet21 July 2003, covering Cape Town and Asia
pictures trip report
bullet23 August 2003, covering Australia
pictures trip report
bullet25 September 2003, covering Italy and Peru
pictures trip report
bullet29 October 2003, covering Lima and Chile
pictures trip report
bulletFun facts about the trip
   


Outline of places visited [click for full size]

Weve compiled a list of miscellaneous fun facts about this trip:

Days on honeymoon 159
Countries visited 13
Flights taken 51 + 3 charter
Actual miles flown 88,905 (143079 km) + 251 charter
Nights on planes 7
Nights in hotels 131
Hotels check-ins 56
Best airline service Cathay Pacific
Worst airline service Were with our response, which is to give no response
Best hotel chain Starwood—thanks for the great service and recognition!
Best major city visited Hong Kong, hands down
Most memorable tour Robben Island Prison, Cape Town, South Africa
Least informative tour Zhou Zhuang (China)—we hired a Smiling Guide and all she did was smile. Next time, well hire the Talking Guide.
Best time to tour Southeast Asia When we did: one week after SARS advisory was liftedno one was there, shopping was phenomenal
Worst time to tour Southeast Asia When we did; summerits damn hot
Nicest people Katherine, NT, Australia
Not so nice people Huh? We believe in world peace
Most interesting hotel Best Western Sea Breeze “Resort”, Exmouth, WA, Australia
(former dormitory on decommissioned US Naval base)
Best benefit of an extended honeymoon Repeated honeymoon suite upgrades
Answer to when did you get married?” 24th or some other date
(answer dependent on what date we checked into a hotel)
Best appetizer Fried worms at Mama Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Best use of cow (i.e. all parts of it) El Viñedo, Arequipa, Peru
Best mystery food Shanghaiwe dont know the name, but it was good!
Best wine find Tom Price Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2000 from Voyager Estate, Margaret River, Western Australiato die for!
Best liquor-fueled night Liquor: Amarula; place: Kings Pool Camp, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana; why: weve never laughed so hard
Answer to most commonly asked question Botswana
Answer to second most commonly asked question No
Pictures taken 9,715
Best purchase Digital cameras!

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