Our Daddy Blogger World Tour Schedule

We started our #DaddyBloggerWorldTour on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 and have been documenting each and every day of our travels. This document was originally only intended to be private for our family to remember all the details of our trip. However, my wife encouraged me to share it on our blog so our readers could see the finer details of the itinerary of a World Tour. So, as usual…I listened to my wife! 😉

Rio de Janeiro
Here is the latest update of every single day of our World Tour (I use a few abbreviations including MTWThFSSu for days of the week). I also have started adding links to some of the sightseeing attractions and hotels we have reviewed.

M – Monday

T – Tuesday

W – Wednesday

Th – Thursday

F – Friday

S – Saturday

Su – Sunday

DADDY BLOGGER WORLD  TOUR 2016 –2017
#DaddyBloggerWorldTour
A) MANILA , PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭 
(Tues, Dec 6, 2016 – Fri, Jan 6, 2017; 1 month / 30 days)
T6 – DREAM DAY (The day we made our dream come true) – Leave Canada to travel the world!
W7 – Fly from Vancouver to Manila via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific
Th8 – Arrival in Manila, stay at Shell Residence, Visit Mall of Asia (MOA)
F9 – Visit Anne’s Parents’ House in Makati
S10 – Glorieta Mall, Greenbelt, Watch Office Party Movie at Ayala Centre, Eat Yoshinoya & Drink Happy Lemon Bubble Tea
Su11 – Take MRT to Quezon City, Watch Underworld Movie at SM Megamall
M12 – Go to Mall of Asia with Gea, Celebrate Renzo’s 6 Month Birthday
Tu13 – Fly to Bohol with Air Asia, Visit Bohol Bee Farm, Hinagdanan Cave, the Seashell Museum, Historical Church, and Henann Resort on Alona Beach, Stay at Whites & Greens Beach Resort in Panglao
W14 – Visit Tarsier Sanctuary, Hanging Bridge, Man-made Forest, Butterfly Farm, Chocolate Hills, Lombok River Cruise, Reptile Farm, Baclayon Church, and Blood Monument
Th15 – Dolphin Watching, Island Hopping, Giant Turtle, Fish Feeding, Mangrove Trees
F16 – Super Shuttle Ferry to Camiguin, Dinner at CheckPoint Food Restaurant, Stay at Turtle Beach Cottage in Mambajao
S17 – Hot & Cool Springs Soda Water Park, Old Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery, Stations of the Cross, Old Volcano, Mambajao Market
Su18 – White Sand Island, Mantigue Island Nature Park, Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Giant Clam Diving
M19 – Super Shuttle Ferry to Bohol, Air Asia Flight from Tagbilaran to Manila, Stay at Anne’s Parents’ House
T20 – Meet Michelle & Cileny, Swimming with Cousins
W21 – Watch Star Wars Rogue One in Greenbelt Cinema
Th22 – Visit Children’s Museum (Museo Pambata), Chow King, and Rizal Park Train, Garden, and Children’s Playground
F23 – Anne gets Visa Photos done and applies for South African Tourist Visa, Christmas Shopping at Ayala Centre with Gea, Ayala Lights
S24 – Christmas Eve, Visit Ria’s Grave at Cemetery, Kidzania, MOA Parade, Fireworks
Su25 – Christmas Day, Venice Grand Canal Mall, SM Mall
M26 – Visit Micah’s Apartment, Meet Cezan & Vin for dinner at Grand Canal Mall
T27 – Voltaire’s Birthday Party in Cavite, Stay at Villa Marinelli in Tagatay
W28 – Taal Vista Hotel, Sky Ranch Tagatay, Late Lunch, Drive back to Manila
Th29 – The Mind Museum, Ariana & Leonora’s Jollibee Birthday Party
F30 – Rest at Anne’s Parent’s House
S31 – NYE, Eastwood Mall, Fireworks at Shell Residence
Su1 – NYD, Feeding Penguins at Manila Ocean Park
M2 – Anne’s Parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary at City Garden Hotel
Tu3 – Hang out at City Garden Hotel, Taxi back to Makati
W4 – Corregidor Island Day Tour with Sun Cruises, StarCity Amusement Park
Th5 – DreamPlay at City of Dreams
F6 – Flight to Hong Kong with Cebu Pacific
B) HONG KONG 🇭🇰/ MACAU 🇲🇴 
(Fri, Jan 6 – Mon, Jan 16, 2017; 10 days)
F6 – Arrive in Hong Kong
S7 – Star Ferry to HK Island, Temple Street Night Market
Su8 – Cable Car to the Big Buddha
M9 – Tramomatic / Light Show
T10 – Red Line Big Bus / Sky100 Tower
W11 – Big Bus / Stanley Market / Aberdeen Sampan Tour / Victoria Tram & Peak / Madam Tussauds Wax Museum
Th12 – HK Disney Resort
F13 – HK Disneyland, Causeway Bay Mini Hotel
S14 – Noah’s Ark
Su15 – Adolf’s Church, Macau Casinos, Grand Lapa Hotel
M16 – St Paul’s Ruins, Square, Flight to Dubai
D) DUBAI / UAE 🇦🇪 
(Mon, Jan 16 – Mon, Feb 6, 2017; 3 weeks, 21 days)
M16 – Flight to Dubai with Emirates, Anne’s Birthday 🎉 
T17 – Rest Day, Blogging, Palazzo Versace
W18 – Dubai Mall, Fountain, Souk
F20 – Hard Rock Cafe, Festival Village, Dubai Canal
S21 – Miracle Garden, Butterfly Garden, Global Village
Su22 – Big Bus, Dhow Cruise , Atlantis The Palm
M23 – Big Bus, Marina Cruise, Night Tour
T24 – Walking Tours, Abra Boat Ride, Heritage Village, Dubai Museum
W25 – Sharjah Tour, Flamingo Lagoon, Sunset Experience
Th26 – Dubai Mall Walking Tour, Get Anniversary Ring
F27 – Dubai Parks & Resorts (Legoland, Bollywood, Motiongate)
S28 – Yacht Trip, Marriott Buffet Dinner
Su29 – The Yellow Boats, The Palm Drive, Monorail, Tram, Metro
M30 – Desert Safari, Date Night with Anne
T31 – Morning Bus to Abu Dhabi, Big Bus Tour, Heritage Village, Dhow Cruise,  Stay at Tsogo Sun 
W1 – Corniche Beach in Abu Dhabi, Rent Kids Tricycles
Th2 – Grand Mosque, Ferrari World on Yas Island
F3 – Breakfast at Burj Al Arab, Drive to Ras Al Kaimah, Stay at Doubletree by Hilton
S4 – Swimming Pool, Drive back to Dubai
Su5 – SMCCU Tour & Lunch, Flight to Joburg via Doha, Qatar
E) SOUTH AFRICA 🇿🇦
(Mon, Feb 6 – Wed, Apr 5, 2017; 2 months, 60 days)
M6 – Qatar Airways Arrival, Park Station, Gautrain to Pretoria, Stay at Bannister Hotel
T7 – City Sightseeing Tour, Constitution Hill, Green Line to Joburg Zoo
W8 – Soweto Tour, Apartheid, Dinner in Rosebank
Th9 – Visit Lion Safari Park
F10 – Bus to Nelspruit, Stay at Best Western Promenade
S11 – 3 Day Tour of Kruger National Park, Stay at Pretoriakop
Su12 – Ricky’s Birthday 🎉, Stay at Olifants
M13 – Visit Shangana Village & Elephant Sanctuary
T14 – Valentine’s Day, Forever Hotel in White River
W15 – Bus to Joburg, Visit Melrose Arch & Nelson Mandela Square, Stay at Restdene in Melville
Th16 – Visit Lesedi Cultural, Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng, & SOS Village, Stay at Homebase Melville
F17 – Baz Bus to Durban, Stay at Happy Hippo Hostel
S18 – Relaxing, North Beach, Oceanic Hotel
Su19 – Massages, Dinner on the Beach, Rickshaw River, The Palace Hotel
M20 – People Mover Bus, Victoria Market, uShaka, Stay at Albany Hotel
Tu21 – Drive to East London, Stay at Sugar Shack
W22 – Stay at Away with the Fairies in Hogsback
Th23 – Drive to Port Elizabeth , Stay at Island Vibe
F24 – The Boardwalk Hotel, Fountain Show
S25 – Jeffreys Bay Township Tour, Stay at Island Vibe
Su26 – Tour of Forest in Storms River,  Plett Bay, Stay at Amakaya Backpackers
M27 – Boat Cruise in Knysna, Stay at Island Vibe
Tu28 – Wilderness, Stay at The Wild Farm
W1 – Bus to Mossel Bay, MileCrunchers
Th2 – Cruise of Seal Island
F3 – Shark Dive in Mossel Bay, Arrive in CT , Stay at Ashanti Green Point
S4 – Walk around Green Point, Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel on Long Street
Su5 – Visit Hillsong Church, Watch LEGO Batman Movie at Century City Canal Walk
M6 – Watch A Dog’s Purpose Movie at V&A Waterfront, Ride the Mini Train
T7 – District 6 & Historical Walking Tours, Stay at HomeBase BPs
W8 – Red City Sightseeing, Table Mountain, Sunset Tour, Meet Jon Jon San Juan at Ace’s N Spades
Th9 – Yellow, Blue, Purple City Sightseeing, Constantia Wine, IY Township, V&A Walking, & Boat Tour, Group Dinner at Masala Dosa
F10 – Train to Muizenberg & St James Beach, Meet Jon Jon at Bascule Bar, Hout Bay Market, Fish&Chips in Hout Bay
S11 – Volunteer at Mother Teresa House in Township , Visit Winery, Sunset at the Bay Hotel at Camps Bay, Braai at Jon Jon’s House in Hout Bay
Su12 – Bike Race, Ta-Da Cafe, Catholic Church, Table View, Happy Chopsticks Restaurant
M13 – Buy Lonely Planet SA Book at V&A Waterfront, Robben Island Tour, Live Music at the Rugby Club, Stay at SOS Village
T14 – Relaxing at SOS Village, Demo Speaker at Toastmasters Contest
W15 –  Cape Point Explorer Day Tour, Stay at Once in Cape Town 
Th16 –  Kirstenbosch Garden Golf Cart Tour, BoKaap Walking Tour, Once in Cape Town
F17 – St Patrick’s Day, LaGugu Tour (Langa, Guguletho, Mizoli’s), Go to Airport, Stay at Best Western in District 6
S18 – Cape Town Carnival on the Fan Mile on Main Street
Su19 – Complete Blog Posts, Send out Email Newsletter
M20 – Passport Pictures, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Stay at Monkey Valley Resort 
T21 – Epic Education Podcast Interview, Imhoff Farm, Noordhoek Beach
W22 – Complete Blog Posts, InterNations Meeting, Karaoke at Manila Bar & Aces N’Spades
Th23 – Brazilian Consulate, Meet Andre & Karen at Spur, Hot Towel Shave, Stay at 33 South Hostel
F24 – Complete Blog Posts, Observatory Walking Tour, Lunch with Natasha
S25 – Breakfast with Lauren & Vaughan, Poolmoor Prison Ministry, CouchSurfing Meetup at Clifton Beach, Hostel Braai
Su26 – Langa Baptist Church – Gospel Service, Meet David Lam at Cavendish Square in Claremont, Bohemian Lofts
M27 – Brazilian Consulate, Gardens Shopping Centre, Sticky Fingers Restaurant
Tu28 – Drive to Hermanus, Cave Restaurant, Tapas Restaurant, Hermanus BPers
W29 – Dyer Island Cruise in Gansbaai, Cape Agulhas BPers
Th30 – Shark Cage Dive with Marine Dynamics, Dinner at Fisherman’s Cottage, 33 South
F31 – A Touch of Madness Lunch, Anne’s Haircut, Sun1 Foreshore Hotel 
S1 – Old Biscuit Mill Market, Watch PowerRangers at GrandWest Casino, Train Lodge
Su2 – Watch Smurfs at Blue Route Takai, Dinner with Toronto Travellers in Sea Point, Stay at Amalfi Hotel 
M3 – Pick up Brazilian Visas, Anne’s South Africa Tourist Visa Extension, Visit the Ritz Hotel, Dinner at Italian Restaurant
T4 – Lunch at Verde Hotel, Vincent Pallotti Hospital, Road Lodge Airport Hotel 
W5 – Early Morning Flight to Brazil
F) BRAZIL 🇧🇷 
(Wed, April 5 – May 15, 2017 ; 6 weeks, 45 days)
W5 – Flight to São Paulo with Latam, Stay at Republica
Th6 – World Travel Mart (WTM), Walk around Republica
F7 –  Visit the Afro Brazil Museum in Park, Stay at Purple House Hostel in Vila Mariana
S8 – Historic Walking Tour of Republica, Municipal Market, Meet Andre Motta at FFFront bar, 3 Bedroom House in Vila Mariana
Su9 – Walking Tours of Via Madalena & Paulista Ave, Meet Tiago Gomes and Fabio Crepardi Brustelo at Hillsong Church
M10 – Lunch with Joao Paulo Bertol at Mocoto Cafe, Night Bus to Iguazu Falls
T11 – Brazil 🇧🇷 Falls, Stay at Nature Hostel
W12 – Argentina 🇦🇷 Falls, Stay at Green House Hotel
Th13 – Bird Aviary, Shopping in Paraguay 🇵🇾, Visit 3 Frontiers with Wakko Warner
F14 – Good Friday, Itaipu Dam, Night Bus to Novo Hamburgo
S15 – COL Kid’s Program, Stay at Chain of Love
Su16 – Easter Sunday, English Lesson at COL
M17 – Train from NH to Port Alegre, Continental Business Hotel
T18 – Bus to Florianópolis, Palace Hotel
W19 – Rent Car in Florianópolis, Bus to Balneário Camboriú, Meet Joelson & Ruzany for dinner, Cabanas Hostel 
Th20 – BeachTime, Bus Tour, Visit Joelson’s Get It English School, Bus to Curitiba, Ibis Budget Hotel 
F21 – Ball Pit & RC Cars, Curitiba Tour Bus, Meet Mark, Johann, & Bertie, Night Bus to Rio
S22 – Rest in Rio, Soccer Game at Maracana Stadium (Vasco vs Fluminese)CabanaCopa Hostel
Su23 – Watch Beauty & the Beast at Cinepolis in Laguna, Copacabana Studio Apartment
M24 – Visit Christ the Redeemer & Sugarloaf Mountain, Stay at Ibis Hotel
T25 – Bike Ride from Copacabana Beach to Ipanema Beach,  Stay at Copa Villa Hostel
W26 – Take Metro & Bus to Olympic Park, Barra Beach, Dinner at Veloso Restaurant, Stay at Mango Tree Hostel
Th27 – Take the Sightseeing Rio Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour, Visit Museum of Tomorrow & Colourful Stairs in Lapa
F28 – Meet Friend, Notary Public, Stay at Rocinha Guesthouse
S29 – Favela Tour, Stay at Ibis Hotel
Su30 – Visit Pyramid Church, Explore Santa Teresa Ruins, Night Bus to Vitoria
M1 – Explore Vitoria with Caiuby, Night Bus to Salvador
T2 – Dinner in Salvador, Live Music, Stay at Hostel Pelourinho 
W3 – Bus Tour & Walking Tour of Salvador
Th4 – Meet Sarah Palmer in Salvador, Night Bus to Recife
F5 – Meet Manuella & Livia for Dinner, Stay at Radisson Recife
S6 – Renzo’s Birthday 🎉 , Dinner at Radisson Restaurant
Su7 – Bus to Natal
M8 – Bus to Fortaleza
T9 – São Luis National Park
W10 – Manaus Boat
Th11 – Amazon Manaus (3-5 day Tourist Boat  Trip)
F12 – Amazon
S13 – Amazon
Su14 – Amazon
M15 – Amazon
Tu16 – Rianne’s Birthday 🎉
W17 – Rest Day
Th18 – Rest Day
F19 – Anne flies to Canada 🇨🇦, Santaram
S20 – Belem
Su21 – Arrive in French Guyana
M22 – French Guyana
G) May 20 – June 1 
T23  – French Guyana
Th – Suriname 🇸🇷
S – Guyana 🇬🇳
H) June 
Venezuela 🇻🇪
Colombia 🇨🇴
Ecuador 🇪🇨
I) July
Peru 🇵🇪
Bolivia 🇧🇴
J) August 
Chile 🇨🇱
K) September
Argentina 🇦🇷
Antarctica 🇦🇶
Uruguay 🇺🇾
L) October
Panama 🇵🇦
Costa Rica 🇨🇷
M) November 
Nicaragua 🇳🇮
Honduras 🇭🇳
El Salvador 🇸🇻
Guatemala 🇬🇹
N) December 
Belize 🇧🇿
Mexico 🇲🇽

 

Please email me at Ricky@DaddyBlogger.com if you have any questions about our schedule above. Happy to help you in making your own travel dreams come true!!