We haven’t left the blog, we just took a break to travel

Yes, we are already in Chile, and we have only four more days to finish our journey. In the past 5 months we passed by Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, England, France, Spain, Morocco, Brazil and Peru.. Meanwhile, NPLH is standing in Lombok. But why did we stop writing? Here are some reasons:

  • We were writing with one month delay when we stoped
  • We have too many photos (actually tons of it), and selecting the best photos to our posts is not an easy task
  • We usually take on average 4 hours to write, translate, correct, diagram and select images for each post and, believe me, stopping for 4 hours was not on our agenda, which was always full at each location
  • We went through many faraway places as South of Lombok, the Rajasthan Desert, the Himalayan Mountains, the Sahara Desert, etc.. and in those places where there was internet (which was very rare!), it was expensive, slow and hard to access
  • Writing in a rush we end up producing something that does not fully satisfy us
  • There is no much sense to be traveling in the desert of India and writing on the paradise beaches of Thailand

After much thought we decided that it would be better to forget the internet, take our journey, taking many pictures and recording important data on our notebook. After the trip when we’ve finished we could review all the information, and devote more time to write something at the same time relevant and useful for us to read it

So yes, we are super outdated.. but we are alive and very happy.. and we’ll tell our stories in detail. From the infernal heat of Singapore, the trains in Malaysia and Thailand, entitled to fried grasshoppers and armed soldiers on the streets.. through the beaches of Ko Phagnan and the madness of Bangkok, the 3 days in Hong Kong and the best month of all in India, it would not be the same without the company of Duda (Cris’ brother) and Drica who are living there and led us to the most incredible country that seems to be another planet.. the visits to friends living in Europe, the two intense weeks in Morocco, without knowing either French or Arabic languages. The arrival in Brazil after 2 years away.. Rio de Janeiro, which is more beautiful than ever… the two months at home, Curitiba and Parana’s coast, with our families and friends.. Christmas, New Year, our wedding.. And finally the spectacular mountains of the Andes in Peru, where we’ve just left.. we are in Chile and weeks to come back to Wellington, our home in New Zealand, where we finally will organize all the photos and information.. there is nothing more favorable than New Zealand winter to sit in front of the computer and tell stories!

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    • Camila says:
    • 9 March, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Nossa.. q susto.. achei q eu naum ia saber como terminava essa aventura!!!
    todos os dias eu entrava,esperando ter noticias.. e nada..
    mas que bom q tudo deu certo e estou anciosa para ler tudo.
    voces nos inspiraram a fazer uma viagem dessas que agora está na fase de preparação, guardar dinheiro e depois partir para a aventura!!

    bom fim de viagem!

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  1. Muito legal ter notícias de vocês, e parabéns pelo casamento. Aguardo ansiosa os posts desta super viagem!
    Boa viagem de volta!
    Beijos

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    • camila says:
    • 11 March, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Ahhh
    e fotos do casamento hehe

    parabens!

    o meu é daki 3 semanas!

    felicidades!

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    • Dawn says:
    • 17 March, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Hi! I was wondering what happened to you both! Looking forward to hearing your stories…..

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    • Cris says:
    • 28 March, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Oi Cris… passando pra deixar o link do nosso blog, prazer em conhecê-los e até a próxima. bjs, Cris

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    • Carrie says:
    • 29 March, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Hi Cris and Felipe,

    I’m so glad you guys are still updating. Just wanted to let you know I’m still with you and I hope your trip was fantastic!

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    • camila says:
    • 16 April, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    E ae?
    cade as historias???

    quero ver o final disso!!!

    to esperando..

    felicidades nessa volta!

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  2. That’s what happened. That soudns a better plan to me.

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    • Andrea says:
    • 26 April, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Take your time…
    But do it, please!
    😉 x

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