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2016 Event, #12

The 2016 world travel championship event had a leveling playing field with the 2015 reigning holders of The World’s Greatest Travelers™ crown (The Sydney Sisters), unable to compete in defending their title.

The event started in Mexico City with 22 travelers meeting for the first time:
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Then they were off…into the world’s second largest metropolis full of history, culture and food
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…good and evil wrestlers.
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and frightening weird scavenges.
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Then we were off to Tokyo, Japan–the world’s largest city!

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And cherry blossom time…
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The famous morning fish market that is Tsukiji Shijō
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And relaxing at traditional hot springs.
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and looking for odd scavenges.
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and seeing old friends again!
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Then a quick stop in Singapore (…and Malaysia and Indonesia too!)
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for cooking classes
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late night Singapore Slings…
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chili crab…
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…and everything else edible. 

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Before a Layover Challenge in India…Chennai, India.
D - India 2014 (163)
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Westward we headed to a peaceful spot in the Middle East–Oman.
Half way done…and half way crazy!
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…and a restful, seaside resort!
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But…their is no rest for the truly worthy travelers in this event…
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with people to meet…
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Oases to swim in…
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Forts to find…
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Markets to visit.
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New friends to dine with…
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and camels to ride…
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and souks to scour.
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Finally, time for Kenya…

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and, some great site-doing…
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Carnivore Kenya
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Then it was the Middle East pivot through Dubai to…

…and The Baltics.
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Starting in Warsaw with the feast of feasts!
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Some shopping…
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Then the mad dash to Helsinki…via Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia too.
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…with a little side trip to St Petersburg, Russia!

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Then…the last day in Washington D.C.
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For protesting…
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A quick visit to the White House to met Bo and Sunny!
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and seeing 2008 alumni Claire.
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And then…the 2016 winners are:
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For the 5th time…Lawyers w/o Borders, Zoe and Rainey!
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and to all a good bye after a great meal.
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We all survived!
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Till next time:
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