Around The World. Summary

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November 27, 2012 – April 20, 2013

My flights

My flights (click to enlarge)

The beginning of my trip. London

November 27 Departure by train from Cracow to Warsaw
November 28 Flight from Warsaw to London
November 29 London walking tour, Natural History Museum

Chicago USA

November 30 Flight to Chicago
December 1-4 Visit to relatives and Chicago sightseeing

Punta Cana Dominican Republic

December 5 Flight to Punta Cana (Dominican Rep.) via Puerto Rico
December 6-15 Leisure in Dominican Republic

Buenos Aires and Colonia del Sacramento Argentina, Uruguay

December 16 Flight to Buenos Aires
December 17 Appointment with compatriot, a walk around the city
December 18 Ferry trip to Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) and back to Buenos Aires
December 19 Buenos Aires sightseeing, night bus departure to Puerto Iguazu

Iguazu Falls Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

December 20 Arrive in Puerto Iguazu and change bus to Foz do Iguaçu (Brazil)
December 21 Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls
December 22 A short visit to Ciudad del Este (Paraguay), Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls
December 23 Departure by bus to Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro Brazil

December 24 After 24-hour bus trip, arrival in Rio de Janeiro. Christmas Eve supper with a Brazilian family
December 25 Mass in a Polish church. City sightseeing by car. Excellent lunch offered by hosts. Stevie Wonder concert at Copacabana Beach
December 26 Organised city tour
December 27 Flight to Santiago (Chile)

Santiago and Arica Chile

December 28-29 Getting to know Santiago. Appointment with local Esperantists.
December 30 Departure by bus towards Atacama Desert.
December 31 After 29-hour bus trip arrival in Arica. New Year celebration.
January 1, 2013 Forced rest day (everything closed…)

Arequipa, Colca Canion and Valle de los Volcanes Peru

January 2 Bus ride through the border to Tacna (Peru). Arrival in Arequipa
January 3 Successful search for interesting trip offers
January 4 Early departure to Colca Canion. Accommodation down in the Canion
January 5 Canyon Trekking, rest and accommodation in a beautiful scenery
January 6 Mule ride up the Canion. Cabanaconde and Chivay towns. Back to Arequipa
January 7 Afternoon departure towards Andagua in Valle de los Volcanes. Half night bus trip through Andean wilderness
January 8-9 Volcanoes and pre-Inca ruins trekking far from mass tourists
January 10 Half-day trekking and return to Arequipa
January 11-12 Arequipa sightseeing
January 13 Organised City Tour. Night bus to Cuzco.

Cuzco and Machu Picchu Peru

January 14 Arrival in Cuzco, city sightseeing
January 15 Afternoon trip to Pisaq. Inca ruins in beautiful scenery
January 16 Departure to Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu
January 17 Machu Picchu sightseeing
January 18 Back to Cuzco
January 19 Cuzco sightseeing

Titicaca Lake Peru, Bolivia

January 20 Bus ride to Puno on the shores of Titicaca Lake. Folk festival
January 21 One day rest in Puno
January 22 Uros floating islands and Isla Taquile on Lake Titicaca
January 23 Bus ride through the border to Copacabana (Bolivia)
January 24 Trip to Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca. Alasitas Festival in Copacabana

La Paz and surroundings Bolivia

January 25 Bus ride to La Paz
January 26 La Paz sightseeing
January 27 Trip to Moon Valley and Chacaltaya Mountain (5425 m)
January 28 La Paz sightseeing continued. Night bus to Sucre

Sucre and Uyuni Bolivia

January 29 – February 1 Rest in Sucre and sightseeing
February 2 Bus ride to Uyuni
February 3 The beginning of 3-day jeep tour through Altiplano. Salar de Uyuni
February 4 Altiplano tour continued. Laguna Colorada
February 5 Geysers, Licancabur Volcano, bus to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)

San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago and Valparaiso Chile

February 6 San Pedro de Atacama. Afternoon departure by bus to Santiago
February 7 Arrival in Santiago. Half of my trip has just passed!
February 8 Rest in Santiago and city sightseeing
February 9 Trip to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso
February 10 Appointment with Santiago Esperantists. San Cristobal Hill
February 11 Flight from Santiago to Sydney along the coasts of Antarctica

Sydney Australia

February 12 Arival at Sydney Airport. Appointment with Esperantists and free accommodation in Esperanto Domo
February 13 Sydney sightseeing
February 14 Trip to Blacktown, Australian animals in Featherdale Wildlife Park. Sydney Tower

Viti Levu and Ovalau Fiji and Sydney again

February 15 Flight to Nadi on Viti Levu Island (Fiji)
February 16 Botanical Garden of the Sleeping Giant, walk around Nadi Town
February 17 Bus ride to Suva, walk around the city
February 18 Fiji Museum. Bus and ferry to Levuka on Ovalau Island
February 19-20 Walking around Levuka and it’s surroundings
February 21 Flight back to Suva. Bus ride to Sigatoka. Short trip to Natadola Beach in the rain
February 22 Bus to Nadi and flight back to Sydney
February 23 Strong wind and rain destroy my sightseeing plans. Monorail ride in the evening

Java Indonesia

February 24 Flight to Jakarta (Indonesia)
February 25 Walk around the city. Appointment with local Esperantists
February 26 Train trip to Bogor Botanical Gardens. Evening flight to Surabaya
February 27 Trip to the surroundings of Surabaya
February 28 Bus ride to Probolinggo. Booking an organised trip to Bromo and Ijen Volcanoes
March 1 Bromo Volcano. Continue trip towards Ijen Volcano
March 2 Night walk down into the crater of Ijen Volcano. Back to Probolinggo and night bus to Yogyakarta
March 3 Arrive in Yogyakarta and change bus to Borobudur. Rest in a hotel with a beautiful garden
March 4 Sunrise over Borobudur and the Temple sightseeing. Flight to Jakarta
March 5 One day in Jakarta. Night flight to Tokio

Tokio Japan

March 6 Arrival at Tokio Airport. Accommodation in home of local Esperantist family. First walk around the city
March 7 Tokio sightseeing. Asakusa District
March 8 Day trip in the surroundings of the city. Tokio by night
March 9 Takeshita Street, Shinto shrine, Asakusa by night

Seoul and Gwangju South Korea

March 10 Flight to Seoul. Meeting local Esperantists. Accommodation with local students.
March 11 Seoul sightseeing. Namsan Hill and Seoul by night
March 12 National Palace Museum of Korea. Bus to Gwangju. Appointment with Esperantists and family accommodation.
March 13 Trip in the surroundings of Gwangju. Back to Seoul
March 14 Changdeokgung Palace and other monuments. Gangnam District

Ceylon Sri Lanka

March 15 Flight to Colombo (Sri Lanka) via Hongkong and Singapore
March 16-18 Rest in Mount Lavinia near Colombo
March 19 Train trip to Kandy. Temple of the Tooth, Traditional Kandyan Dance Cultural Show
March 20 Train trip to Ella through hills covered with tea plantations. Ravana Falls
March 21 Bus ride to Tangalle. Sunset on the beach
March 22-23 Relax on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Watching sea turtles lay eggs
March 24 Bus to Colombo and the city sightseeing. Flight to Bangkok

Bangkok Thailand

March 25 Arrival in Bangkok and relax
March 26 Appointment with a friend and planning a trip to Cambodia

Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia

March 27 Bus ride to Siem Reap (Cambodia)
March 28-29Angkor Wat sightseeing
March 30 Change hotel and walk around Siem Reap
March 31 Easter Mass in a floating church on Tonle Sap Lake
April 1 Rest day. Time for Easter Greetings
April 2 Bicycle trip to Siem Reap and surroundings. Foot massage on the walking street

Bangkok again Thailand and visit to Hong Kong

April 3 Travel back to Bangkok
April 4-6 Free time in Bangkok
April 7 Flight to Hong Kong and meeting a friend. Night flight to Johannesburg

Johannesburg and Potchefstroom South Africa

April 8 Arrival at Johannesburg Airport. Meeting local Esperantist from Potchefstroom, accommodation in his family house
April 9 Planning the rest of my trip and walking around. Delicious dinner with the family

Gaborone and Chobe National Park Botswana

April 10 Bus ride to Gaborone (Botswana) via Johannesburg. Accommodation in Tlokweng near Gaborone
April 11 Walk around Gaborone. Move to a downtown hotel
April 12 Gaborone sightseeing. Bus ride to Francistown and continue by night to Kasane
April 13 Arrival in Kasane. Chobe River cruise on the Namibian border and animal watching in Chobe National Park
April 14 Jeep Safari in Chobe National Park
April 15 Walking around Kasane

Livingstone and Victoria Falls Zambia, Zimbabwe

April 16 Crossing the Zambezi River by ferry at Kazungula. Collective taxi to Livingstone in Zambia. Victoria Falls sightseeing. Crossing the border bridge to Zimbabwe and visiting Falls from the other side. Back to Zambia
April 17 Free time in Livingstone
April 18 Livingstone Museum and flight to Johannesburg

The end of my trip. Johannesburg and London

April 19 Johannesburg sightseeing plans destroyed by bad weather and public transportation strike… Night flight to London
April 20 Arrival at London Heathrow, transfer to Luton Airport. Flight back to Warsaw

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