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Travel Itinerary

Travel Itinerary

Nassau, Bahamas: June 1st - 8th, 2012

Caracas, Venezuela: June 9th - 15th, 2012

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: June 16th - 22nd, 2012

Sao Miguel, Portugal: June 23rd - 29th, 2012

London, United Kingdom: June 30th - July 5th, 2012

Athens, Greece: July 6th - 11th, 2012

Bangkok, Thailand: July 12th - 17th, 2012

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: July 18th - 25th, 2012

Tokyo, Japan: July 26th - 31st, 2012

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Why I Chose To Travel

The world is in your hands.

The world is in your hands.


All of my life, I have always had an interest in traveling, whether it was far away, or close to home. Witnessing new places and experiencing new experiences and cultures is something I love to do. I have wanted to travel since I was 3 years old and have been saving up since i got a job at 16 years old. Once i realized I had the opportunity to go on my dream trip around the world, words could not describe the way I felt. I have a love for traveling, and once i got the chance, i lived each moment to it's fullest.

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South America

Nassau, Bahamas

The first destination on my dream trip is located in South America and is the Nassau, Bahamas. From Mississauga, Canada, to Nassau, Bahamas, the distance travelled is approximately 2017 Km. I was visiting the Nassau, Bahamas for the week of June 1st - 8th, 2012. The flight was 3 hours and 9 minutes with no stops, and costs approximately $210 for a one way flight from Mississauga, Canada to Nassau, Bahamas.

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Room

British Colonial Hilton Nassau Room

While staying in Nassau, I stayed at the British Colonial Hilton Nassau Hotel at a price of $249 per night. The room was beautiful and included a harbor view. The room was very comfortable, spacious, and luxurious for the price paid. I was very pleased with their service and my stay.

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

While visiting, there were many places and things i wanted to tour. I toured Christ Church Cathedral which is one of the most beautiful, well-kept churched you will ever encounter and is a must see.

Queen's Staircase

Queen's Staircase

Another must see landmark is the Queen's Staircase. This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honour Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Mini Sub Adventure

Mini Sub Adventure

One cool activity I did that I will never forget and do recommend, is the Mini Sub Adventure. You are given your own personal submarine that some call underwater motor-scooters, and you cruise below the surface of the water that allows you to enjoy the colourful coral reefs and sea animals of the Caribbean. There is really nothing like it!

Parasailing

Parasailing

Parasailing is another adventure I tried, and you just gain a new perspective and love for nature. You sail over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and the coastline of Nassau.

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South America

Caracas, Venezuela

The next stop on my dream trip is also located in South America and is Caracas, Venezuela. From Nassau, Bahamas, to Caracas, Venezuela, the distance travelled is approximately 1958.39 Km. I visited Caracas, Venezuela from June 9th - 15th, 2012. The flight time is 5 hours and 13 minutes if flown direct, but there were no direct flights so i had a one-stop flight that stopped in Panama, and the layover time was 7 hours and 8 minutes making the total flight time 12 hours and 21 minutes. The cost for this is approximately $646 for a one way trip from Nassau, Bahamas, to Caracas, Venezuela.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Caracas Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Caracas Hotel

While staying in Caracas, I stayed at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Caracas Hotel at a price of $389 per night. This hotel is located central and equal distance to all the main attractions.

The view in the Teleferico

The view in the Teleferico

While visiting Caracas, I visited a couple of historic sites, and a couple of tourist attractions. The first attraction I was drawn to was the Teleferico. The Teleferico is a cable cart that allows you to see most of Caracas from high above and from different perspectives. There is really nothing like the view and excitement you get for being so high up. If you do not speak Spanish, it is recommended to find a local who speaks English because it is very hard to locate someone there who speaks English to help translate.

Paseo De Los Proceres

Paseo De Los Proceres

Another place visited is the Paseo De Los Proceres, which is a park of monuments to Venezuela's national hero's and also has trees, gardens and artwork incorporated into the landscape. It is beautiful to see during the day, but i recommend to go in the evening because it just feels more special and relaxing, and i believe that i appreciated the art and beauty of it the second time i went in the evening rather than the first time i went during the day.

Angel Falls

Angel Falls

One of the more famous places in Venezuela, not located in Caracas is the Angel Falls. This beautiful waterfall is 16 times the height of Niagara Falls. This tour can be done by boat or helicopter, it all depends on preference.

Balneario Camuri Chico

Balneario Camuri Chico

The very last spot visited in Caracas was the Balneario Camuri Chico, which is a public beach. It is a way to relax as they have sweets, drinks and small local shops to visit.

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South America

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

My final stop in South America on my dream trip was Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. From Caracas, Venezuela to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the distance tavelled is approximately 4518.16 Km. I was visiting Rio De Janeiro for the week of June 16th - 22nd, 2012. The flight time is 5 hours and 42 minutes if flown direct, but there are no direct flights so i had a one-stop flight that stopped in Sao Paulo, and the layover time was 4 hours and 24 minutes, making the total flight time 11 hours and 6 minutes. The cost for this is approximately $1032 for a one way trip from Caracas, Venezuela, to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel



While staying in Rio De Janeiro, I stayed at the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel at a price of $268 per night. The room had an incredible view and the staff was very polite and friendly.

Christ The Redemmer

Christ The Redemmer

While visiting, I toured many of the famous places Rio De Janeiro is famous for. The first landmark I visited was Christ the Redemmer. This is the most well known landmark in all of Rio De Janeiro and is known all over the world. The view is fabulous as you can see the whole city.

Escadaria Selaron

Escadaria Selaron

Christ the Redeemer along with Escadaria Selaron are well known and used in movies or TV shows such as CSI Miami. When visiting Escadaria Selaron, many friendly people come up to you and offer to take pictures to help you remember your time there. The staircase is really unique and different than any art i have ever seen.

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain

While touring Rio De Janeiro, I also toured Sugar Loaf Mountain. Sugar Loaf Mountain has superb views of the city and is recommended to go at duck because you will witness a glorious sunset.

Prainha Beach

Prainha Beach

The last place I visited while in Rio De Janeiro was Prainha Beach, which is a secluded half-moon-shaped beach bordered by rocks and high cliffs. Prainha Beach is one of the best surfing spots in Rio, and if given the chance, it is recommended you try it because it is a new and fun experience.

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