Archive for the ‘Pre-Trip’ Blogs


Two hours to go!

Two hours to go!

Just two hours to go before our journey officially begins. All the prep work is over, time to start living our dream. :) "There is no ...
There’s always Amsterdam!!!

There’s always Amsterdam!!!

As most of you know, we started our shopping a wee bit late…okay, very late. As we predicted many months ago, we are now only ...
Sweet Sweet Bessy

Goodbye Sweet, Sweet Bessy

It is with great sadness that I must report that we had to get rid of our sweet, sweet Bessy today; ...
Gear Page Updated

Gear Page Updated

The gear page has finally been updated! We actually have gear now. Not all of it, but we still have three weeks. As we ...
Talent Show Angst

Talent Show Angst

We know from reading past blogs that the TDA organizes various parties and other events to keep everyone entertained. From a couple of the blogs, ...
Gorging in Italy

Are you going to eat that?

We just ate three heaping bowls of pasta each…is that normal? Seriously, we have lost all sense of “normal size” portions since we started training ...
Specialized Tricross Comp

Oh, Happy, Happy Day!

Bikes!!! We have bikes. Awesome, new kick-ass bikes. The day started off ...
Little Voices Inside My Head

Little Voices Inside My Head

Our doctor advised us to try the malaria pills he wants to prescribe for us for our trip. So far, we have each taken two. ...
It’s crunch time!

It’s crunch time!

There is only two more months before the start of the TDA, and we still have tons of things to do. Shop, organize, pack, train…not ...
My Big Fat Greek Bike Ride Through Africa

My Big Fat Greek Bike Ride Through Africa

We are often asked if growing up Greek Canadian is really like the movie. Yes, yes it is! We speak loudly, talk with ...
Thank you Marissa!!!

Thank you Marissa!!!

Marissa, our ten year old wonderful niece, has decided she wants to raise money for WaterCan. She took it upon herself to send an ...
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Back from Montreal

We got back from Montreal safe and sound a few days ago, despite being driven around town by “Bumper Car Sue”. We love ya’ Susie ...