Sounds good on Paper – top ten

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  1. OMG! I laughed so hard I was crying. I love it! I am reminded of my own “sounds good paper” experiences.

    1. Isn’t it so funny how EVERYTHING travel related sounds so great on paper. Then you’re out doing it and like, “What sounded good about this again?”

  2. I have a new favorite entry – this one! It still sounds glamorous to those of us going to the office every day.

    1. I’ll be write back there in the office in a few months and making that new list of all these great new things to do and see. They’ll sound really good and then we’ll do them and be like, “hmmmm maybe should have researched that a little bit more.”

  3. #6 You already know how I felt about India in March. No better then April. Blazing hot from hell!

    #4 Monkeys, I have been harrassed by monkey in Thailand who wanted the bananas in my hand. I ended up just giving him the entire bunch. I envisioned handing them out to multiple monkeys. Also in Thailand I had to run from a red faced monkey. Funny story we will tell you about sometime. In India a monkey saw my water bottle and thought it was food so I had to run from him too.

    #3 Malaria medicine is much better then it was a few years ago. We took Malerone. It is more expensive but without the nasty side effects of going crazy. I recommend it.

    #5 I would never in a million years attempt to learn Thai. Way too many tones.

    This was a fun blog to read!


    1. Thanks Julie. I hope with #4 Casey took your side. Jeff and I discuss the monkey incident repeatedly and he still to this day ten years later sides with the monkey. If only I had video to prove to him I was not provoking that damn monkey! I wasn’t even holding any bananas. Seeing monkeys in the wild sounds like it’s going to be so much fun…not. Malerone was only available in Canada when we went to Asia. We had considered going across the border to get it at the time. Later we so wish we had. I would never take larium again. That was some scary stuff.

  4. Too funny.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences – it reminded me of some of my travel blunders.

    But hey! If we don’t try it, we’ll always wonder…..

    1. You’re so right. I don’t regret a single one. And, I’m sure there will be many more in the future. 🙂

  5. Hilarious! On my sounds good on paper list would be, “wander around Mumbai on my own, on foot.” In reality: hahahaha.

    Where else have you traveled since Argentina? My husband (also named Jeff) are headed to Argentina on Friday (sadly, for only a week) and have gotten all sorts of good tips from your blog.

    1. Thanks. Oh yes Mumbai. Ours was similar. Our fantasy was travel around Mumbai on foot in April, how hot could it be. Reality was, stand under the shade of a palm tree. Try to revive, wonder if it was safer to drink our own urine than die of dehydration.

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