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July 15 2008

Only one more day here in Victoria before the big House Exchange trip to Amsterdam.

Some thoughts as I madly try and get the house together and deal with the never ending array of household and automotive disasters.

House Exchange Positives

Money Saving-No expensive hotels and car rentals

Space-Not 5 people crammed into a hotel room for three weeks...:)

Living the Life-Seeing parts of the countries/cities you are visiting that otherwise you wouldn't see.

People- Meeting real people who live there not just another bunch of tourists!!

House Exchange Challenges

Wanting your house to be perfect and clean which it will never be when there are 5 people (4 of them with a Y chromosome) living in your house...

Sweating about the details and whether they will like the house.....


On the plus side of these challenges when you get back from holidays those cupboards that you purged are still clean!!

Well tomorrow is the last full day in Victoria...We are booked on the 2:00 ferrry to Vancouver and our flight to Amsterdam leaves at 6:50 on Thursday.


Tomorrow I am going to try and book our boarding passes it doesn't work...Ahhh the travel pessimist!!


Ciao for now!!