A recap of 2010:
We started January off in San Salvador where we hung out at La Gran Via daily until we left. In Managua, we had an interesting experience with a shady cabbie. We were in Granada for just enough time to grab some fish & chips and a smoothie.
San Juan Del Sur was one of our favorite spots to visit where we spent the time napping in hammocks and zip-lining.
Costa Rica was our next destination. While San Jose wasn't the most exciting spot, we found that Puerto Viejo had so much to offer. We "learned" to surf, met some sloths, and relaxed on the black sand beach.
After a short stop in Panama City, Mina celebrated her birthday in Guayaquil and we made our way to the Galapagos Islands where we saw George the lonely tortoise, snorkeled, and had more beach days.
In February, we spent Valentines day in Miami with heart bokehs, silly gifts, and grilled cheese sandwiches . We also visited New York City (where we met Will Forte!) for the very first time on our way to South Africa via Abu Dhabi. We got to see the beautiful city of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. We also saw a really extensive aquarium, hung out with some penguins, were introduced to some sweet children, and "swam" with great white sharks.
Part of March was spent in Johannesburg and Kruger National Park where our 3 day safari turned into 5 days because we were having the time of our lives.
In April, we were fortunate enough to see the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and I was attacked by zombies in Brussels.
We got a cheap flight to Philadelphia, where we enjoyed controversial Philly Cheesesteaks.
The beginning of the summer was spent in New York City watching and meeting hilarious people, seeing inspiring artwork, eating, and eating some more.
After visiting Winnipeg to tie up loose ends, we made our way to Montréal where we spent a few weeks shopping for a new home. We were thrilled to find one after a few weeks and started the process of settling in.
In October, one of Mina's childhood friends invited us to a Thanksgiving potluck where a couple of our other mutual friends happened to be too - it's a small world.
I didn't want to make a big deal of my birthday in November, but Mina made sure that it was special and also made me some cupcakes. We also bought our first real Christmas tree and, after a few too many Xmas parties, made plans to go to Spain for December, which is where we are at the moment!
Even though we have a good feeling we won't be traveling nearly as much in 2011, we're so excited for the new year. Sharing our experiences with you guys has been fun. Here's to a new year full of love and happiness.
+ a 2009 recap