Vancouver to England with just a little mishap on the way
25.08.2013 - 10.09.2013
And finally our enormous adventure around south and central america was over. We flew very early in the morning from Cancun to Vancouver (very the annoyingly complicated Dallas airport and American immigration), very excited to speak English again and get some clean clothes. We caught up with my aunt and uncle in Vancouver before heading up to Whistler for the night. We had a great time catching up with friends from Whistler and heading out to Moe Joes for one last time. By the time we went to bed we had been up for over 24hrs and were absolutely exhausted.
In the morning we drove down to Victoria on Vancouver Island to see my aunt and cousins. It was so nice to see them again and tell them all our stories. The next day we were supposed to leave to head back to Vancouver for one night and then fly home to England. But Christian's appendix didn't like this plan and decided to burst early in the morning. We rushed him to hospital where he was to spend the next 2 and half days, having to have emergency surgery! Thankfully his dodgy appendix was removed and we then spent a couple of days in Vancouver with my cousins so Christian could recover before FINALLY flying home. Huge thanks to my family for looking after us!
It was with great relief and excitement that finally (5 days after we planned) we arrived in London!!!!! We spent our last week together in England doing a few touristy things - Buckingham Palace and seeing bits and pieces of London, going to the rugby at Twickenham, seeing friends in Oxford and London and visiting relatives in Bournemouth. I would of been disappointed if I came to England and it didn't rain but thankfully the weather didn't disappoint.
It was crazy when the day finally came to seperate and say goodbye (for 2 weeks).
It has been an amazing adventure, with so many wonderful experiences, sights and people. Don't know how we will top it off! Now back to real life!
To clear all the questions we will get asked here is a short list of favourite (and least favourite things!) although it is VERY hard to narrow it down!
Favourite place: El Calafate, Argentina
Best activity: snorkelling with sea lions in Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Best food: Steak in argentina, lobster in Caye Caulker, lasagne at the Irish pub in Cusco
Best hotel: Mango hostel, Tulum Mexico and America del sur, El Calafate Argentina
Best sight: Glaciers in El Calafate and Machu Pichu
Best travel trip: the amazing bus from Iguassu falls to Buenos Aires, being able to lay down for 18 hours in a bus was amazing!!!
Best beach: Lopez Mendes, Brazil and Tulum, Mexico
Worst place: tie between Turbo Colombia and Uyuni Bolivia
Worst food: the uncooked lasagne in Copacabana, almost everything in Cuba
Worst hotel: three way tie of Portunhul, Florinopoulos Brazil, Hotel Florida in Turbo Colombia and Ruby's in San Pedro, Belize
Worst travel trip: Stuck in Rurrenabaque Bolivia for 2 days and the freezing bus to Bocas del Toro, Panama