Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013 Puglia and Basilicata Italy 2013

Peru 2014

Peru - Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lima 2014

Peru 2014 Peru 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014

Cambodia and Burma July 2014

Cambodia and Burma 2014 Cambodia and Burma 2014

Turkey 2012

Visiting Turkey; Istanbul and Ephesus in 2012

Turkey 2012 Turkey 2012

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok- 17 days July 2009

Vietnam & Bangkok 2009 Vietnam & Bangkok 2009

Morocco 2012

Morocco; Marrakech, Fez, Volubilis, Meknes and Casablanca in October of 2012

Morocco 2012 Morocco 2012

Japan 2011

Sushi, Shrines and Shinkansen; 8 Days in Tokyo and Kyoto in April 2011

Japan 2011 Japan 2011

Rome 2009

Mozzarella, Museums & Macchiato; A Week in Rome, October 2009

Rome 2009 Rome 2009

Hong Kong’s Central District; Star Ferry, Dim Sum and Markets

October 9, 2016
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On our first full day in Hong Kong, unsurprisingly, I woke up at 3am. Thank you jet lag. The first stop of the day was to buy Hong Kong transportation cards called Octopus Cards; 150 HK$ for me, and 70 HK$ for mom (senior rate).  Built into those costs is a 50 HK$ deposit which we got […]

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Hong Kong and the Salisbury YMCA

September 25, 2016
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If you ever have the opportunity to fly trans pacific for the price of a transcontinental ticket, take it. At some point in the Fall of 2014 I saw a deal for tickets from LAX to Hong Kong, nonstop, for under $600 (as a point of comparison, my June flight from LA to Boston this […]

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A Visit to Oxford England

September 18, 2016
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I’ve wanted to visit Oxford forever. When I was in high school I briefly toyed with applying there for college, and when I was in college I wanted to go for a semester abroad. My stepfather had spent 6 weeks there at the university doing an acting program with the Yale School of Drama and […]

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Chiswick, London

September 10, 2016
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Chiswick is a suburb in West London, about half an hour by train from the city center (in tube zone 4). We chose this neighborhood primarily because we found an affordable vacation rental with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for 8 people. It’s a lovely little neighborhood with a small town feel, complete with decent supermarket […]

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Hampton Court Palace- Day Trip From London

August 4, 2016
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Hampton Court Palace was built in the early 1500’s originally by Thomas Wolsey, but eventually finished by King Henry VIII. We took a day trip with the family to see all the royal splendor. In the winter, when we were there, the hours were shortened but there was a very cool light show in the […]

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Day Trip To Greenwich (Outside London); Cutty Sark, Meridian Line, Royal Observatory

July 20, 2016
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On one of our days in London we took the tube into the city, using our Oyster Travelcard, and picked up the Thames Clipper to Greenwich (discounted ticket with the Oyster Card). It’s possible of course to get to Greenwich by tube or by bus, but going by boat was scenic and fun, if not […]

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London in Winter; British Museum, Tate Modern and Borough Market

July 9, 2016
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Why would we go to London in winter? It certainly wasn’t for the weather which was at best, chilly. We went to London to spend Christmas with David’s family. While that was lovely, in terms of sightseeing, the week around Christmas, may not the best time to be a tourist, but we were determined to […]

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Schwedagon Pagoda, Yangon and Lunch at 999 Shan Noodle

June 7, 2016
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After our Heritage Building walk and a refreshing beer in the Strand Hotel bar, Bob walked us over to where we’d decided to have lunch, a restaurant called 999 Shan Noodle at No. 130 B 34th Street. It’s not fancy, and it’s not expensive, but it certainly was delicious, and we had a nice time chatting […]

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