Lauren and I are in Panama City on a five day trip to celebrate our December birthdays and completion of her finals.
When last we wrote we were in Panama City making do with the extreme weather and the havoc it was reaping on our plans.
We are in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a four hour train stop on our journey from Toronto to Vancouver. This gives us the opportunity to get off the train and see the city.
After 84 hours and about 2,800 miles of train travel we arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia at 8:30 am this morning, about one hour ahead of schedule.
Darren and I are traveling in South America for two weeks, visiting Argentina , Paraguay , Brazil and Uruguay . Our first stop is Buenos Aires , which we reached via a 10-hour overnight flight from Dallas.
When we last wrote we were in Buenos Aries. After our third and final day there, we boarded a bus heading to Posadas, Argentina which is about an 815 mile, 14 hour trip away. Then we were driven about three miles to the Paraguayan border.
Iguazu Falls, which is located on the Parana River between Brazil and Argentina, is one of the great waterfalls of the world. Legend has it that when Eleanor Roosevelt first saw it, she said, “Poor Niagara!”
We are on the last full day of our trip through central South America, having arrived in our fourth and final country, Uruguay. It is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, having only about four million inhabitants.
Lauren and I are now in Scotland for 10 days, taking a mother / daughter trip to enjoy the country’s scenery and history the old fashioned way – by train.
We are now in Stirling, which is one of the most historical spots in Scotland. The strategic location of the city, between Southern Scotland and highlands to the north led to many famous battles fought between the Scottish and English in the late 1200’s / early 1300’s.