Triton Hurd & Brittany Emal

Triton & Brittany

November 6, 2011

Triton Hurd & Brittany Emal

Triton & Brittany

November 6, 2011

Hello family and friends!

We did it! We booked our "Round the World" airline tickets...our honeymoon adventure is really happening.

This travel registry is a way to help us make the details of our honeymoon world-tour dreams come true! We are so looking forward to this incredible adventure as husband and wife.

We greatly appreciate and will fondly remember your gift for years to come...and we promise to share plenty of pictures.

Of course, your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift you could give. The time, effort, and expense of traveling to be with us for our BIG DAY is something we deeply appreciate.

Thank you so much. We are truly thrilled that we will be able to celebrate our happy occasion with you. We can't wait to see you at the wedding!

Love,
Brittany + Triton

We're going to "Around the World in 80 Days!"!

First stop: BRAZIL
We'll begin our honeymoon on the beaches of Brazil. After flying in to Rio, we'll travel 3 hours up the coast to Buzios. There, we'll spend a few nights in a nice hotel -- likely the nicest accommodations we'll have on our trip! In Buzios, we'll lie on the beaches, enjoy honeymoon treats (breakfast in bed!), and enjoy the small town nearby. Then we'll head back to Rio for a few days of fun in Ipanema and Copacabana. We'll likely stay in a hostel as we check out the city, the urban beaches, and the nightlife.

Next: ARGENTINA
From Brazil, we'll fly over to Buenos Aires. Almost immediately after arriving, we'll head over to El Calafate to launch our 4-day Patagonian trek near the Argentine-Chilean border. While there, we'll spend a day exploring the Perrito Moreno glacier. Back in Buenos Aires, we'll soak up the city fun with tango lessons, art museums, and cafe stops. We may even pop over to Colonia, Uruguay for the day, just a short ferry ride across the Rio Uruguay.

On to: KENYA
From Buenos Aires, we have a loooooong flight over to Nairobi, Kenya. After a few days in Nairobi, we depart for a 3-week overland trek ending in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The group trek is all camping and adventure and includes visits to the plains of the Serengeti, the shores of Lake Malawi, and the bazaars of Zanzibar. Along the way, we'll pass through the countries of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Down to: SOUTH AFRICA
Our trek ends on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, we'll fly down to Cape Town, South Africa. We'll spend a week there visiting Robben Island, the site of Nelson Mandela's long imprisonment, seeing the elephant sanctuary, drinking up the South African wine, and maybe checking out the Great White Sharks! We'll party it up in Cape Town for New Year's Eve, ringing in 2012 from the southern hemisphere!

Next up: TURKEY
In Turkey, we'll visit mosques, bazaars, and the clash of Eastern and Western cultures that makes up the great city of Istanbul. After exploring the city, we'll head to the beautiful beaches of southern Turkey to enjoy the sun and surf.

Then: THAILAND
We arrive in Bangkok for a few days, then will head over to Cambodia for a brief visit. We'll return to Thailand, visit the interior jungles, and then hit up Phuket and all that the southern islands have to offer. This is a chance to relax after the trekking and adventuring we'll have done all over the globe. Many of our final days in Thailand will be spent lying on a beach and relaxing. Ahhhhhh....

On to: CAMBODIA
In Cambodia, we'll spend 4 days visiting the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a temple complex built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Think of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom -- the site is said to be majestic and mystical. Ruins overgrown with jungle vines, an oddly haunting and exotic scene.

Stopping in: HONG KONG
We'll be nearly ready for home but, on our way back, we'll do a final stop in Hong Kong for a last fling before returning to the states. In Hong Kong, we'll shop, relax, and visit Victoria Peak. We may even do a night out in Lan Kwai Fong.

Finally: HOME!

Our Registry

Brazil
Argentina
African Overland Trek: Kenya to Zimbabwe
South Africa
Turkey
Thailand
Cambodia
Hong Kong
Honeymoon Gear
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Honeymooning in Buzios - For the first few nights of our trip, we want to feel like we're on a normal honeymoon! We're hoping to do a brief stay in a fancy hotel in Buzios, on the Brazilian coast, north of Rio.
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Breakfast in Bed - What could be better? Mimosas required.
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Beach-Side Couples Massage - Nothing like some hot stones on our back and the gentle sound of the surf to lull us into relaxation.
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"At the Copa...Copacabana!" - Back in Rio de Janeiro, we'll be hitting the party scene in Ipanema and Copacobana!
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Plastic Surgery - When in Rome...
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Patagonian Trek - We'll be doing a 4-day hike through Patagonia, the gorgeous geography of southern Chile and Argentina. We'll be sleeping in mountain lodges, called "refugios", at the end of each day of trekking.
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Perrito Moreno Glacier - We'll take a day to sail across Lake Rico to view the famous glacier. It's said to be breathtaking!
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Tango Lessons - We couldn't visit Buenos Aires and miss out on the chance to learn this famously romantic dance from the locals!
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Museum Tickets - We'll check out the art and culture of the great city of Buenos Aires.
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Casa Salt Shaker - Argentina is famous for Closed-Door Restaurants. They are very small dining experiences inside of someone's private home. We'll be visiting Casa Salt Shaker for dinner!
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Café Stops and People Watching - We will be taking several coffee and champagne breaks at bars and cafes along the sidewalks in Buenos Aires.
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Safari on the Plains of the Serengeti - Triton and I will be doing game drives on a multi-day safari through Tanzania. We're hoping to see the "Big 5" -- elephant, lion, rhino, cheetah, and hippo.
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Binoculars - These are a must if we want to see the "Big 5" up close and personal.
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Safari Pith Helmets - Ummm...hello! Costumes!!!
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Moped Rental - We'll be visiting Zanzibar, known as 'Spice Island'. The long and rich history of Zanzibar is reflected in the varied architecture, markets and cultures. We'll zip through StoneTown on a moped and see the sights.
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Scuba Diving in Lake Malawi - Lake Malawi lies at the southern end of Africa's Great Rift Valley and is a World Heritage Site. It's known as an area of overwhelming beauty and is also the first freshwater marine reserve on earth.
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Rafting Adventure - We have the option of whitewater rafting on the Zambezi River at the end of our 3-week overland trek. As many of you know, Brittany LOVES whitewater rafting!
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Bungee Jump in Victoria Falls - One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls is a sight to behold and it's not difficult to see why.
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Couples' Sleeping Bag - It's our honeymoon! We'll be getting the "REI Siesta +35 Double Sleeping Bag" for our overland trek, so we can snuggle up underneath the stars of the southern hemisphere.
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Table Mountain National Park Tour - One of Cape Town's most striking and recognized natural monuments.
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Day Tour Exploring the Cape Peninsula - The pristine beaches of South Africa await us! We'll even get up close and personal with penguins at beautiful Boulder Beach.
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Exploring South Africa's Vineyards - We'll escape the metropolitan beauty of Cape Town and with a stop at Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch before stopping at lunch at the famous Moyo at Spier.
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Shark Alley - We couldn't visit South Africa and skip out on sharks! Shark Alley, a sea channel off the Cape coast, is a hunting ground for sharks, including massive Great White Sharks.
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Visit to Robben Island - This UN World Heritage Site is the prison where Nelson Mandela and thousands of other prisoners were held during the apartheid era.
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Elephant Whispers - A South African camp dedicated to securing the future of the African elephant.
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Cottage in Walker Bay - Known as the heart of the whale route. We will stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where we'll stay in the Forest Lodge. We're definitely going to enjoy our private luxury cottage.
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The Blue Mosque - Istanbul's imperial Mosque of Sultan Ahmet I is called the Blue Mosque because of the stunning interior tiles. This is one of Istanbul's premier sights, but it's also a working mosque, so it's closed during the five daily prayers.
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Topkapi Palace - Known as "The Heart of the Ottoman Empire", the palace was part command centre for the massive military empire, part archetypal Eastern pleasure dome. Lavishly decorated, it was the seat of Ottoman power for over three centuries
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Visiting a Meyhane - The British down pints in pubs, the French guzzle wine in brasseries.The Turks? They make merry in the meyhane, the age-old Istanbul version of a tapas bar, a place to indulge in meze, drink raki and sway to some fasıl folk music.
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Smokin' da Hookah - Call it hookah or ‘hubbly-bubbly’, Turks have been smoking the narghile since the early 17th century. It’s made a 21st century comeback and the pedestrian strip by the American Pazari is lined with narghile cafes.
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Walking Tour of the City - After a walking tour of Istanbul's famous sights, we'll understand the history, architecture, and personality of the city.
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Travel to Agva Beach - Near Istanbul, this beach is known as a paradise where "nature shows all its talents. Agva is a natural miracle that leans against a very green forest, faces a very blue sea, and is between two rivers." Sounds good to us!
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Sampling Street Vendor Delights in Bangkok - The sidewalk is Bangkok’s de facto dining room. Much vendor cuisine has Chinese ancestry – from Hainan chicken rice (khao man kai) to duck noodles.
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Tailor-Made Clothes - Thailand is known for fabulous tailor-made clothing. We'll get several outfits made for our next costume outings!
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Fifty Thai Massages - Known for being incredibly cheap and incredibly relaxing, we're hoping to squeeze in about 3 massages per day while we're in Thailand.
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Snorkeling in Phuket - After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, we'll head out to the serene island of Phuket. We'll spend days exploring the amazing blue water surrounding the southern Thai islands nearby.
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Kayaking in Phuket - We will slide into a sea-kayak and meander along the shore at our own pace, exploring coves, mangroves, and watching sea life as it quietly drifts beneath us.
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Buckets of Drinks on the Thailand Beaches - What better way to get "khap kun hammered" than a few of these?
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Tour of Angkor Wat - Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia, built for the king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. It is the world's largest religious building and a World Heritage site.
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Traditional Khmer Dance: Siem Reap, the city from which we'll head out to see the temple at Angkor Wat, has a vibrant cultural community. We'll take in a local show, demonstrating traditional Khmer dancing.
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Ride in Tuk-Tuk - A tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled motorized rickshaw that is named after the putt-putting sound of their little engines. The sound of spluttering and beeping tuk-tuks fills the air as they zigzag their way around traffic.
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Hiking Excursion - Aside from the ruins at Angkor Wat, the jungles of Cambodia are said to be incredibly gorgeous. We'll hike through the vines with our Cambodian guide.
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Cruising on the Star Ferry - We'll get on at Tsim Sha Tsui and head out to get great views of the Hong Kong skyline.
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Victoria Peak Tram Tickets - We'll take to the top of Victoria Peak and enjoy some of the best views of Hong Kong.
$2000
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Meeting the Big Buddha - The massive bronze Tian Tin Buddha is the largest outdoor seated Buddha in the world!
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Soak in the Temple Street Night Market - Bric-a-brac, fortune tellers, watches, fans, electronics, clothes, street-side karaoke, and knock-off paintings – all for brilliant prices. Not to be missed!
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Get Drunk in Lan Kwai Fong - Hong Kong's premiere dining and entertainment destination. This world renowned district is home to over 100 restaurants and bars.
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Shopping - We'll bring home treasures to remind us of our honeymoon for years to come.
$2500
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Guidebooks and Maps - Where are we? With 3 continents to navigate, we'll need guidebooks and maps to keep us on track.
$2000
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Sleeping Gear - Ear plugs and eye masks could go a long way toward keeping us happily married.
$1500
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Backpacks - We need some serious trek gear to keep us going through 80 days and nights of inter-continental adventure!
$20000
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Exofficio Lightweight Underwear - Their tagline is “17 countries. 6 weeks. And one pair of underwear.” I think we’ll opt for two pairs each, considering they weigh about as much as a handful of Kleenex.
$1600
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Vaccines - Believe it or not, we needed A LOT of shots to prepare for our trip! Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Influenza, and Polio and Tetanus Boosters. Ouch!
$10000
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Visas - Visas are necessary for almost country on our itinerary...we'll have a ton of stamps in our passports!
$5000
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Kensington Laptop Lock - A small and reliable lock for our connection back to all of you at home...
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Plane tickets - We've got a lot of flights ahead of us as we hop from continent to continent!
$10000
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Accommodations - We will be staying in small hotels and hostels to give us a real feel for each country.
$5000
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Dining Out - We gotta eat!
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