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Friday, February 04, 2022

Where's Waldo?

Where's Waldo? 
Day 80 - The cat's name is not Waldo but this seemed like a good title for a blog post nevertheless. I think this is the second blog post of a sleeping cat in a week.  I can only take pictures of what I see, right? 

There are many other things that require a little help in order to see.  I was a 'list-maker' because of being a teacher.  I often had to organize or reorganize information to make it easier to share.  So, when I got to thinking about our experiences since taking early retirement, I could see a list coming.  I originally referred to entries such as this as belonging to Our Ten Year Plan.  Now, I'm hoping for many more winters of travelling!

I decided to summarize, for myself, our winters since November 2014.  That was when we headed off to Puerto Vallarta for our first.  We have lived for around five months away in warm places for six winters now, including our current experiences.  One winter we remained at home preparing for Jay's open-heart surgery.  Whereas we started taking winters of five months at a single location, we later adapted our plans to include several, different locations of two and three months.  

Below, I'll list the places we've lived, the short trips during those winters, and a few possible ideas for new adventures.


Early Retirement Winters

Completed Stays (Including This Winter)

Bali, Indonesia (2 months)
Colombo, Sri Lanka (6 months) (2 visits)
Dubai, UAE (1 month)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (5 months) (2 visits)
Luxor, Egypt (5 months)
Mazatlan, Mexico (2 months)
Penang, Malaysia (3 months)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico (3 months)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  (5 months)
Siem Reap, Cambodia (2 months)

Short Trips / Stopovers 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 
Dubai, UAE
Ipoh, Malaysia
Island-Wide Trips, Sri Lanka
Istanbul, Turkey
Krabi, Thailand
Kuching, Malaysia
Langkawi, Malaysia
Malacca, Malaysia
Pattaya, Thailand
Phuket, Thailand
Sabah, Malaysia
Sarawak, Malaysia
Taipei, Taiwan
Tunis, Tunisia 

Possible Future Locations

Antananarivo, Madagascar
Boracay, Philippines
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cape Town, South Africa
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Durban, South Africa
Goa, India
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Kampala, Uganda
Montevideo, Uruguay
Phuket, Thailand
Port Lewis, Mauritius
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Zanzibar, Tanzania


2 comments:

Dave said...

Sounds like a plan for the future. Hopefully, this Covid mess is going to pass and we'll all get to travel again.

DennisSylvesterHurd said...

Yes. COVID had added a lot of additional restrictions. It may have altered our plans; however, it hasn't kept us from going away for winters.

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