Archive | April, 2011

Easter on Espiritu Santo Island

26 Apr

21-26 April 2011

You’d think that mosquitoes on an island named Espiritu Santo in a country often compared to paradise would be nice… but they are horrible! And their bites itch for days and days. All the bugs are mean: I was barely out of the airport when a cockroach landed on my arm and stung me (family member of the ones I have been exterminating at home?). Welcome to Luganville! I had bites I couldn’t even identify… and yes, I forgot to bring my insect repellent. Argh! I was applying anti-itch cream the same way as sunscreen!
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Melbourne: Australia’s Chocolate Capital

7 Apr

30 March – 7 April 2011

If I hadn’t been born in the world’s chocolate capital, I probably would have been born in Melbourne. My second trip to Australia started with a Google search for chocolate tours… and I found plenty. But who wants to follow a group of chocoholics? I just got the addresses of as many stop points as possible, and visited them, one at a time. De-li-cious. And remember: this was just before Easter… the best season for my addiction.
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