Throughout my travels, you’ve all heard me refer to my Adventure Partner for Life. Well, he’s finally written his very first Global Debauchery blog! Read on for The Hubs’ tale of a work-trip-turned-mini-tour with “48 Hours in New York City.” For more ideas on how to make the ordinary extraordinary, visit
More About Japan… We fell asleep ridiculously early again last night and I woke up in the middle of the night to Jeff coming back from a late-night snack run. One of his favorite things to do while traveling is raiding the country’s snack selection at convenient stores. Last night, out and about Japan, he […]
More Temples in Kyoto So, yeah. More temples in Kyoto today. Because we haven’t had enough of those. They’re all really beautiful, though, I promise. Totally worth it. We started our day by walking to Sanjusangen-do Temple from the hotel. 1,001 Buddhas in Sanjusangen-do Temple This temple features 1,001 gold buddhas. All in one place. […]
A Day In Kyoto I woke up sore and fatigued from a couple days of touring and hard walking. Mentally preparing myself for a day in Kyoto. 12 miles in two days doesn’t seem like much, but (1.) I’m jet lagged; (2.) we’re doing a lot of this walking with packs on; (3.) it’s hot […]
From Tokyo Sumo To The Kyoto Bullet Train IT’S SUMO DAY!!! And, yes, sumo wrestling in Tokyo is every bit as awesome as it sounds. But, of course, the day didn’t start there. It started with yet another curious Japanese modification to a standard American item, the Q-Tip. The Gaijin Education Continues I was looking […]
A Very Gaijin Introduction After the usual work-pack-depart marathon, we flew 3.5 hours to Dallas and another 13.5 hours, impatiently awaiting our big introduction to Tokyo. Despite the flight time, both flights were pleasant and seemed to pass by pretty quickly. I sat in a center seat next to a super tiny Vietnamese woman, so […]
Checking Out Downtown Bucharest Not too much to report today, unfortunately. Had breakfast and took the train to downtown Bucharest. I love the train. The trip was about two and a half hours and the first portion followed a little river through the mountains.