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Chilean Antarctic Territory (to S. Pole) Visit: 2008-12
2009-12-06 - I have long had a goal to reach all 7 continents in my lifetime. In June of this year I was on a plane coming home from Australia (#6 lifetime). I was looking forward to my next trip at the end of 2009 to Egypt (giving me Africa for my 7th continent) and the Middle East. Then I realized that upcoming trip would give me 6 continents in 1 year. I had just been to South America and Antarctica in December of 2008. The only one missing was Europe. So I scheduled a stop in Amsterdam to see a friend on the way to Cairo. I just returned home to California.

Here's my list:

1) December 8, 2008 - Antarctica (Chilean Research Base)
2) December 8, 2008 - South America (Punta Arenas, Chile)
3) December 13, 2008 - North America (California)
4) June 12, 2009 - Australia (Brisbane)
5) November 10, 2009 - Europe (Amsterdam)
6) November 12, 2009 - Africa (Cairo)
7) November 15, 2009 - Asia (Amman, Jordan)

On this most recent trip I visited Cairo and Luxor in Egypt. Adventured on to Jordan for stops in Petra and the Dead Sea. Then flew to Dubai to see the biggest man-made objects in the world. I finished in India with visits to Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur.

The best part of this most recent trip is I got to see 3 of the modern wonders of the world: Giza Pyramids, Petra and the Taj Mahal.

I'm feeling that I have cheated Africa on a proper visit but that will be solved in 2010. Off to Cape Town for a World Cup match and then on to Tanzania for safari in the Serengeti and to Rwanda for mountain gorilla trekking.

How many others are in the 7 in 1 year club?

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