Elisa’s Journeys


Elisa Kotin – World Traveler & Travel Blogger

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Where I’ve Been

2017      Carnival Imagination – Catalina / Ensenada 1/15/17 – 1/19/17
2016      Carnival Imagination – Catalina / Ensenada 2/28/16 – 3/3/16
2016     Antarctica – Falkland Islands – S. Georgia  12/30/15 – 1/20/16
2015     Bolivia, Easter Island, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia  12/14/15 – 12/30/15
2015     Bhutan & S. Korea 3/27/15 – 4/5/15
2014     Vietnam 12/20/14 – 1/4/15
2014     Vancouver British Columbia – Alaska Norwegian Sun 8/16/14 – 8/28/14
2013     United Arab Emirates 1/18/13 – 1/24/13
2012     W. Caribbean Carnival Valor – Jamaica/Grand Caymen/Cozumel  12/1/12 – 12/11/12
2010     Ethiopia / Israel / Jordan / Uganda / Costa Rica 1/12/09 – 2/23/10
2009    Senegal / Benin / Togo / Ghana / Burkina Faso / Mali 12/12/09 – 1/12/10

2008    Uganda / Rwanda / South Africa 12/22/08 – 1/26/09
2006    Thailand / Laos / Cambodia / Myanmar / Indonesia / China    2/21/06 – 6/5/06

 

 

2003    E. Caribbean Carnival Triumph – Puerto Rico / St. Martin / Saint Maarten / Saint Thomas  10/25/03 – 10/31/03
2002    Australia / New Zealand / Fiji / Papua New Guinea 8/21/01 – 2/27/022001    India / Nepal  1/21-3/30
2000   Turkey  10/10-11/11
2000   Iceland / Greenland / Denmark / Sweden / Norway / Finland / Russia / Belarus / Lithuania / Latvia / Estonia
Germany / Poland / Slovakia / Hungary / Austria / Czech Republic / England / Spain / Morocco / Portugal  5/29/00 – 8/20/00
2000   South America  Brazil / Argentina / Chile / Peru / Paruguay  2/24-3/16
1999    Mexico – Puerto Vallarta  Dec 7 – Dec 20
1999    England / Ireland  9/29/99 – 10/29/99
1997    Africa – Egypt / Kenya / Tanzania / Zimbabwe  9/16-10/30
1994    South East Asia   Singapore / Indonesia / Hong Kong   3/3-4/17
1989    England / Spain / France / Switzerland / Italy / Austria / Germany / Denmark / Netherlands / Belgium  4/28-6/18
BEFORE 1989

Mexico
Tijuana
Ensenada
England
Bognor Regis

1989 EUROPE

England April 28 – May 6
London
Bognor Regis

Spain May 6-16
Madrid
Valencia
Barcelona

Paris May 16 – 18

Switzerland May 18-20
Zurich
Bern
Geneva

Italy May 20-May 30
Milano
Genoa
Pisa
Florence
Rome
Venice

Austria May 30-June 6
Innsbruck
Vienna
Saltzberg

Germany June 6-13
Munich
Heidelberg
Frankfurt
Koln
Bonn
Berlin (West & East)
Hamburg

Denmark June 13-14
Copenhagen

Netherlands June 14-17
Amsterdam

Belgium June 17-18
Brussels
Brugge

England June 18
London

1994 SOUTH EAST ASIA

Singapore March 3-7

Indonesia 3/7 – 4/11
Jakarta
Jogjakarta March 26-28
Bali March 29-April 11
Denpasar     Ubud
Sanur   Nusa Dua   Kuta

Hong Kong April April 11-17
Kowloon

1997 AFRICA

Egypt Sept 16 – Sept 30
Cairo
Luxor
Esna
Edfu
Kom Ombo
Aswan
Abu Simbel

Kenya October 1-3
Nairobi

Tanzania October 3-9
Arusha
Tarangire
Lake Manyara
Rift Valley
Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti
Olduvai Gorge
Amboseli
Mt. Kilamanjaro

Kenya October 9-23
Nairobi
Ngong Hills
Kikuyu
Aberdare
Nyeri
Mt. Kenya
Samburu
Uaso Nyiro River
Great Rift Vally
Nakuru
Lake Navaisha
Maasai Mara

Zimbabwe Oct 23-29
Harare
Victoria Falls

England Oct 29-Nov 3
London
Bognor Regis

1999 England/Ireland

England 9/29- 10/9
London
Bognor Regis
Bath
Stonehenge
Avebury
Brighton
Chichester
Portsmouth

Ireland October 9-29
Shannon
Limerick
Galway
Clifden
Bundoran
Donegal
Ballycastle
Dublin
Waterford
Kerry
Cork
Glendalough
Killarney
Dingle
Kilkenny
Cashel

 

1999 MEXICO

Puerto Vallarta Dec 7 – 20

2000 SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil 2/24-3/2
Manaus
Rio De Janeiro
Petropolis
Iguazu Falls
Paraguay March 1

Argentina March 2-7
Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires
Bariloche

Chile March 7-11
Peulla
Puerto Varas
Puerto MonttSantiago

Peru March 11-16
Lima
Cuzco
Yucay
Machu Picchu

2000 EUROPE 

Iceland May 29-June 6
Reykjavik
Snaefellsnes
Grindavik
Gulfoss
Myvatn
Skogar
Skaftafell
Skogafoss

Greenland June 6-7
Kulusuk

Denmark June 7-10
Copenhagen

Sweden June 10-13
Stockholm
Falun

Norway June 13-21
Hamar
Geiranger
Sognefjord
Bergen
Vraadal
Oslo

Denmark June 21-23
Aarhus
Copenhagen

Finland June 23-25
Helsinki

Russia June 25- June 30
St. Petersberg
Novgorod
Moscow

Belarus June 30-July 1
Minsk

Lithuania July 1-3
Vilnius

Latvia July 3-5
Riga

Estonia July 5-6
Tallin

Finland July 6-7
Helsinki

Germany July 7-12
Frankfurt
Berlin

Poland July 12-14
Warsaw

Slovakia July 14-15

Hungary July 15-17
Budapest

Austria July 17-July 19
Vienna

Czech July 19-July 21
Prague

Germany July 21-July 23
Munich
Frankfurt

England July 23-July 27
London
Bognor Regis

Spain July 27-August 1
Madrid
Granada
Costa Del Sol
Madrid

Morocco August 1-7
Fez
Marrakesh
Casablanca
Tangier

Spain August 7-August 9
Seville

Portugal August 9-11
Lisbon

Spain August 11-14
Salamanca
Madrid

France August 14-18
Paris

Spain August 18-20
Madrid

2000 TURKEY

Turkey Oct 10-Nov 11

Istanbul
Ankara
Safranbolu
Amasya
Trabzon
Erzurum
Mt. Ararat
Van
Diyarbakir
Urka (Mt. Nemrud)
Mersin
Cappadocia
Ankara
Antalya
Pamukkale
Izmir
Canakkale
Bursa

 

2001 INDIA / NEPAL

India Jan 21-Jan 28
Delhi
Varanasi
Khajuraho
Bandhavgargh
Jhansi
Agra
Ranthambore
Jaipur
Bikaner
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Mt. Abu
Udaipur
Chitorgargh
Mumbai (Bombay)
Aurangabad
Madurai
Kerala, Periyar
Cochin
Bangalore
Mysore
Chennai (Madras)
Mumbai

Nepal Jan 28-Feb 5
Kathmandu
Bharatput
Chitwan
Pokhara

2001-02 SOUTH PACIFIC

Australia Aug 21-24
Cairns

Papua New Guinea 8/24-9/7
Port Moresby
Madang
Kar Kar
Lower Sepik
Angoram
Mendan
Ben
Pankin
Boisa
Goroka
Mt. Hagen
Tari

Australia Sept 7-Oct 12
Cairns
Great Barrier Reef
Alice Springs
Red Center
West MacDonnell Ranges
Kakadu
Katherine
Litchfield
Darwin
Kununurra
Bungle Bungles
Fitroy Crossing
Geike Gorge
Broome
Karijini National Park
Pilbara Region
Coral Bay
Monkey Mia
Shark Bay
Kalbarri National Park
Perth
Adelaide

New Zealand Oct 12-Nov 22
Auckland
Pahia
Waitomo
Rotorua
Turangi
Wellington
Picton
Nelson
Greymouth
Franz Joseph
Queenstown
Dunedin
Christchurch
Kaikoura
Wellington
Napier
Taupo
Rotorua
Mt. Manganui
Auckland

Fiji Nov 22-Dec 1
Nadi
Yasawa Islands

New Zealand Dec 1-3
Auckland

Australia Dec 3-March 2
Adelaide
Kangeroo Island
Adelaide
Tasmania
Hobart
Lake St. Claire
Cradle Mountain
Bicheno
Port Arthur
Hobart
Melbourne
PerthMargaret River
Albany
Hyden
Perth
Melbourne
Sydney
Brisbane
Byron Bay
Great Barrier Reef
Cairns

2003 EASTERN CARIBBEAN

10/25-10/31
Puerto Rico San Juan
St. Thomas
St. Maarten / Saint Martin

2006 SOUTH EAST ASIA & CHINA

Thailand Feb 21-March 7
Bangkok
River Kwai
Ampawa
Chiang Rai
Golden Triangle
Thaton
Fang National Park
Chiang Mai
Chiang Dao

Laos March 7 – 11
Luang Prabang
Vientiane

Cambodia March 11 – 14
Siem Reap

Myanmar / Burma
March 14 – 21

Yangon (Rangoon)
Bagan
Mandalay
Heho
Inle Lake
YangonThailand March 21 – 27
Bangkok
Krabi
Phuket
Indonesia March 27-May 1

Sumatra March 27 – April 4
(North Sumatra)
Medan
Berastagi
Parapat
Lake Toba
Samosir(West Sumatra)
Padang Sidempuan
Bukittinggi

Java   April 4
Semarang

Kalimantan   April 5 – 13
(Central Kalimantan)
Pangkalan Bun
Kumai
Camp Leaky
Banjamarsin

(East Kalimantan)

Balikpapan
Mahakam River
Muara Muntai
Tanjung Isuy
Melak
Tenggarong
Balikpapan

Sulawesi   April 13 – 18

(South Sulawesi)
Ujung Pandang
Tanah Toraja

West Papua (Irian Jaya)

Jayapura April 18 – 27
Wamena
Baliem Valley
Ugem
Wamena
Jayapura

Bali   April 27- May 1
Denpasar
Kuta
Nusa Dua

2006 China May 1 June 5
Beijing
Xian
Guilin
Li River
Yangshuo
Ping An
Kunming
Lijiang
Chengdu
Wolong
Tibet
Chongqing
Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu
Yichang
Shanghai
Suzhou
Hangshou
Shanghai

2009 UGANDA, RWANDA & SOUTH AFRICA

Uganda Dec 22 –Jan 8
Entebbe
Kampala
Murchison Falls
Fort Portal
Kibale National Park
Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
Semliki Valley
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Ishasha
Bwindi Impenatrable Forest
Lake Bunyonyi

Rwanda Jan 8 – Jan 12
Kigale
Ruhengere
Volcanoes National Park
Karisoke Research Center

Uganda Jan 12 – Jan 19
Kisoro
Jinja
Kampala
Ngamba Island
Entebbe

South Africa Jan 19 – Jan 24
Cape Town
Hout Bay
Cape of Good Hope
Simon’s Town
Calitzdorp
Oudtshroon
George
Hermanus
Gansbaii
Cape Town

2009 – 2010 WEST AFRICA

Senegal Dec 12 – Dec 18
Dakar
St Louis
Saly
Goree Island

Benin Dec 18 – Dec 21
Cotonou
Ganvie
Abomey
Quidah

Togo Dec 22
Lome

Ghana Dec 23 – Dec 27
Accra
Cape Coast
Elmina
Kumasi
Tamale

Burkina Faso Dec 28-Dec 31
Bobo Dialaso
Ouagadougou
Gorom Gorom

 

Mali Dec 31 – Jan 12, 2010
Bandiagara
Dogon Country – Sanga
Mopti
Djenne
Mopti
Timbuktu
Bamako2010 ETHIOPIA, ISRAEL, JORDAN, UGANDA, COSTA RICA
Ethiopia Jan 12 – Jan 28
Addis Ababa
Axum Jan
Lalibela
Bahar Dar
Gondar
Addis Ababa
Arba Minch
Turmi
Jinka
Arbaminch

Israel Jan 28 – Feb 12
Tel Aviv
Caesarea
Tiberias
Galilee
Capernaum
Dead Sea
Masada
Jerusalem
Eilat
Timna Park

Jordan Feb 8
Petra

Ethiopia Feb 12 – Feb 15
Addis Ababa

Uganda Feb 15 – Feb 16
Kampala
Sipi Falls
Jinja

Costa Rica Feb 17 – Feb 23

San Jose
Arenal
Monteverde
Manuel Antonio

2012 WESTERN CARIBBEAN

Jamaica 10/25-10/31
Grand Caymen
Cozumel

2013 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Dubai 1/18 – 1/24
Abu Dhabi

2014 ALASKA

Alaska & Vancouver B.C. Add Date

2014 – 15 VIETNAM

Vietnam Dec 20, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)
Da Nang
Hoi An
Hue
Halong Bay
Hanoi

2015 BHUTAN & SOUTH KOREA

Bhutan March 27 – April 5
Paro
Thimphu
Punakha
Taktsang

S. Korea April 4
Seoul

2015 BOLIVIA, EASTER ISLAND, ARGENTINA, CHILE

Bolivia Dec 14 – Dec 22

Santiago   Dec 22 – 23

Easter Island – Dec 23 – Dec 26

Buenos Aires Dec. 27 – 28, 2015

Ushuaia – Dec 29

2015 – 2016 ANTARCTICA, FALKLAND ISLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA

Antarctica – Dec 30, 2015 – Jan 20
W. Falkland Islands
S. Georgia
S. Orkney Islands
S. Shetland Islands
Drake’s Passage

2016 CATALINA & ENSENADA

Carnival Imagination Feb 28 – March 3

2017 CATALINA & ENSENADA

Carnival Imagination Jan 15 – 19

 

UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA

New York
Las Vegas, Nevada
Dubuque, Iowa
Dickeyville, Wisconsin
Virginia
Washington
Nov 2004 Grand Canyon, AZ
Feb 2005 New Orleans, LA
July 2005 Dallas, TX