two thousand and ten


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 huge  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 were 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.

We bought our first real Christmas tree in November and, after a few too many Xmas parties, made plans to go to Spain for December,  (after a brief stop in NYC) 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.

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  1. I've loved loved loved following your travels. 2011 will be wonderful too! I'm excited to read about it.

  2. what a breathtaking year! i hope 2011 is just as amazing for the two of you.


  3. I really want to zipline through the rainforest!!! I will make that my goal for 2011 ;)

  4. you rock alex & mina. you live the lives I wish I could!!

  5. love this!

    happiness in the new year!! and a few more life adventures

  6. I can't get over how lovely of a couple you two are.

  7. I love this post!
    Thanks for the recap, it was lovely <3
    And may 2011 be an even better year for you guys!

  8. This is so cute; you guys had such a fun and interesting year! Happy New Year and best of luck in 2011.

  9. Wow 2010 is going to be a hard one to beat! Wishing you as much fun and happiness as the last :)

  10. You guys have had an amazing year. Hopefully 2011 will be just as amazing but of course in different ways. I can't wait to read all about Spain. Happy New Year!

  11. Sounds like a great year! Looking forward to hear and see more about your current stay in Spain!
    Happy new year to both of you, may it even be better then the last one!
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

  12. I've so loved reading about your adventures and I completely understand about not being able to see everything you want to... (having been in London for three years!) Enjoy the new year..and Spain!

  13. ugh, i just read the sketchy cab driver post....those guys are the worst!!

  14. Wonderful pictures of wonderful memories. I hope 2011 will be just as exciting. Enjoy Spain. Incidentally, my parents lived in Winnipeg for 3 years at the end of the 60s. That was before I was born though :( I would have loved to experience the heavy snow they always talk about.

  15. Happy New Year Alex and Mina! It been such a blast reading your posts from around the world! I hope this new year brings you even more love, happiness, and success!
    Love Anacristina from Peachy Keen

  16. You two are my travel heroes. What an incredible traveling year for you guys!

  17. Happy New Year, Alex and Mina! I can't wait to hear about your adventures in 2011.

  18. absolutely love the photo grouping. what a fantastic year and great way to spend your first year of marriage together!