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From Hawaii to Trinidad

On 10 Oct 2019, I depart Hawaii on a round the world adventure, that will end in Trinidad, in late April 2020.
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  • Day99

    Back in Bali, just for a couple days

    January 16 in Indonesia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    We made it, working our way around the Pacific to avoid Manila and the Volcano. It was a tiring trip, after the shuffle back in Guam on Monday, then 24 hours of flying to get here . . . but we are back on track. We checked the start location for the hash today, and found it was way up north, about 30 minutes farther north than last time we were here . . . so we decided to just chill at the amazing hotel. Speaking of hotels, location location location. We have stayed mostly in cheaper hotels, and understood we would give up some comfort for savings. Guam was the exception. We stayed in three different hotels, each was a completely different experience. First was the Wyndham Gardens, in what looked like a commercial sector, nice, but out of the way. Then we had 4 days in the Royal Orchid, down on the strip. An older hotel, but nice views, people all around, and convenient. Then when we had to extend, with the others fully booked, we grabbed one on the cheaper end, but still expensive (all three were around $90 per night). The last one was in a nice area, with lots of stores and restaurants, but it was a dorm room. Crappy bed, no place to put anything other than the floor. It did have a great shower, but the rest was bland. Fast forward to today, for $30 a night, we are staying in a wonderful hotel, with a big comfy bed, fridge, super nice. So anyway, location location location. Bali is much different than Guam . . . and truth be told. I'd rather be right here in Bali. :)

    So, we are here until Saturday morning, when we board our next flight . . . this time to Dili, East Timor. Another new country to run a hash trial in.
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  • Day99

    3 Hour Layover - Kuala Lumpur

    January 16 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Yes, another layover, but not just any city. This is the birthplace of the Hash House Harriers. I made my first sojourn here in 1998, for Interhash. Since then, I've been back about a dozen times, to explore more of the clubs and trails. I even got to hare for Mother Hash back in 2013, on the 4th of July no less. Good times in hashing . . . next stop, BALI.Read more

  • Day98

    7 Hour Layover - Taipei

    January 15 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    In order to avoid Manila and the volcano, we had to reroute our flight. Longer way around, via Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. The extra day and a half here in Bali will ensure we'll be rested for our flight to Dili. Coming from Manila, we would have landed at midnight on Friday, and sat in the airport until 9 am Saturday to fly to Dili . . . so trade offs all around. There is a bit more cost for this way, but just have to wrap it up to Mother Nature.Read more

  • Day96

    Up Up and Away . . . Nope, not so fast.

    January 13 in Guam ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Update: Flights cancelled. Two more days on Guam, new hotel, extended rental car. Also booked hotel in Bali. Have rebooked our flights, now through Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur, and will get to Bali on Thursday afternoon (instead of midnight on Friday). Back on track for our Saturday departure to Dili.

    Previously . . . Well, we were supposed to be flying to Manila today, but the airport has been closed due to the Taal Volcano eruption. Our auto-rescheduled flight was set as one week (19 Jan), but we were already due to depart Manila on the 17th, so that's a no go if we want to make our next flight to Dili. Going to be working with the airlines to at least make our connection next weekend. More to follow . . .
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  • Day94

    Agana H3 Trail #1961

    January 11 in Guam ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    What a day, 2 Guam hash trails in 24 hours. Full Moon Friday night started at 7:15 PM, Saturday Agana H3 trail finished at 6:20 PM . . . total of over 13 Kms, but the Agana H3 trail was through dense shiggy, with plenty of climbing, and I found out what my limits are (while still in recuperation). I was sucking wind on all the uphill sections, and only thanks to the wonderful Agana hashers was I able to finish under my own power. Cannot thank them all enough. Circle on Friday night lasted nearly 2 hours, but Saturday was even longer. Awesome pack participation throughout, with lots of singing, jokes, and tales of the trail. A great time . . . also, a huge shout out to Drinks Her Pretty ( Justin Sieffert ) for picking us up and taking us to both hash trails. Great hashpatality. more

  • Day93

    Guam Full Moon H3

    January 10 in Guam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Another new experience, hashing on Guam. An excellent night time trail through the back streets and alleyways of Tamuning. Trail was pretty tricky, with many backward twists and little cut throughs along fences, and up into and out of parking garages. Circle on the beach, with a camp fire, and lots of fun entertainment. Well done to the hares, and the whole pack. more

  • Day90

    Hafa Adai

    January 7 in Guam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    It was a short flight (30 min) from Saipan to Guam, and we were in the rental car in no time flat. Super easy getting around here on Guam, very similar to Hawaii. I took the opportunity to swing by the Navy Hospital and set up an appointment for a checkup. After checking in to the hotel, we just relaxed and went to Chilis for dinner. Wednesday, I saw the doctor, and after taking vitals and listening to my heart and lungs, said everything looks good. So will be pressing on with this world hash excursion. Once that was settled, we went out for a hike down to the south end of the island. It was an easy hike, less than 4 miles, and looked a whole lot like Hawaii.

    After the hike, we drove on around the southern end of the island and stopped at Jeff's Pirate Cove (recommended by one of Jo's friends) and had a beer and some hot wings. Later in the evening, we met up with a friend of mine who showed us some of the night life, with a beach bar, and a local brewery. We also discovered there will be a Full Moon Hash on Friday, the regular hash on Saturday, and we got invited for an early morning hike on Sunday . . . should be a great weekend.

    On Thursday, we changed hotels, and took a drive up around the norther end of the island. We did some shopping and had lunch in town, then drove up to Anderson AF Base. I took Jo in to show her around, and see if we could find a few things in the exchange. I was able to get a haircut, but everything else was not available, so we drove on around the top of the island. Stopped off in the Guam National Wildlife Refuge, and looked around. Also saw all the new construction taking place to move the Marines over from Okinawa. Lots going on, but looks like there are still a few years before any major boots on ground will occur. Now in our new hotel, and relaxing overlooking the pool.
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