Yesterday was a bit of a low key day. That’s really your best option when you wake up around noon. The days of waking up automatically at 9:00AM are long gone. We must’ve left that internal initiative in New Zealand. Not the worst thing in the world, for sure, but when the wintertime sun starts … Continue reading Good Times
Month: December 2009
Mr. Sulu, set a course…for home.
Well, Indi and I sat down tonight and not only crunched the numbers for what we need to make it as long as we can in Europe, but what we'll need to restock when we get home. Remember, we sold EVERYTHING when we left (from the furniture to our clothes to our bedsheets) and we … Continue reading Mr. Sulu, set a course…for home.
So This is Christmas
Christmas abroad is an odd thing. For one, it doesn’t REMOTELY feel like it should be Christmas. We’ve had a long eight-month string of Saturdays and we often have a difficult time figuring out what day of the WEEK it is, let alone a major holiday. Christmas is a big holiday for the Czechs just … Continue reading So This is Christmas
Greetings from Prague in the Czech Republic! Some folks consider this 'Eastern Europe' but truthfully it's more of a central European nation. This past November, the country celebrated 20 years of post-communism. It has a different feeling to it than anywhere else in Europe we've been, that is for sure and for certain. For one, … Continue reading Czeching In
Our last day in France took us from the busy and varied districts of Paris and out to the Palace of Versailles. Back in the day, King Louis XIV had a hunting lodge there and, spawned from a desire to rule France from outside the confines of Paris, turned it into a full-fledged Royal Palace. … Continue reading Versailles
Rendezvous – Day 2 of Paris
Yes, we have arrived safely in Prague, and there will be more wonderful things to tell regarding this lovely old-world city, but first, we must continue our regaling of Paris, aka the Romance Capital of the World. Before I move on to Day 2, which was a packed day of wonders, I must mention that … Continue reading Rendezvous – Day 2 of Paris
Paris on Fumes
Coming to you LIVE from Paris, France! Yes, we've made it safely from the gastronomic delights and ancient architectural wonders of Italy to...the gastronomic delights and ancient architectural wonders of France. Wasn't as easy as I'd hoped, though. Our flight from Milan flew from the low budget airport a bit outside of town, and the … Continue reading Paris on Fumes
I know Rhys has covered our previous destinations in Italy already, but I wanted to step back for a moment in time and provide my thoughts on them, mostly Roma, before moving on to Venice. Before this trip, I was not really "widely traveled" - I spent a lot of time in Japan, and visited … Continue reading Amore
Florence was the city I was least impressed with on my first visit. This time, as an older and more mature person, I appreciated it a lot more. What makes this revelation bittersweet was that we only had one REAL day to experience it; other days were travel days. Augh! On top of that, poor … Continue reading Renaissance Man
Genesis of Modern Civilization
Day II of our Rome experience took us to what is arguably the most famous ancient ruin on the entire planet. Needless to say, we were excited and set out early. Our first stop was a small collection of ruins near the last tram stop on our line, Argentina. I didn't think much of it … Continue reading Genesis of Modern Civilization