Forgive me for sounding horrible, but I am happy we are ending our adventure here in London. It is nice to just be able to read and understand signs, menus, etc. again. Sort of a less stressful way to end it all. We made it to London without issue and were navigating our way to Read More
One of the reasons that we were excited about staying in apartments in Sydney, Oslo, and London was so that we could save money on breakfast. We are finding that not all kitchens are stocked with the items that we would assume should be there…like a toaster. Jim took a war wound for the team Read More
One of the things Andrea wanted to do while in Oslo was to visit the Icebar. Pictures describe it better than words can – take a look! Andrea posing in her cape – it’s all about the cape! Do you think I’ll like this? The drink menu comes on a spray can! Good times at Read More
Oslo is the next stop on our journey. We started our day off with a boat cruise to see the harbor and Oslofjord. Oslo was founded along the northernmost end of the Oslofjord and has continued to grow outward along the coast. In order to protect the citizens of Oslo, King Haakon V built Akershus Read More
Since we were going to have such a short time in Moscow, Andrea set us up with a walking tour that featured the “Moscow must-sees”. We spent most of the day Monday on this tour, getting to know all sorts of great stuff about Moscow. We met our tour guide, Milana, in the lobby of Read More
When you hang up the phone in our hotel room in Guangzhou, it plays the 1up sound from Super Mario Bros. How sweet is that? I must have just earned myself 10 extra lives by hanging up the phone!
On Thursday Andrea and I went to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This was the location recommended by the hotel because it is less busy and in better condition than other sites. The tour we booked featured a ride to the wall in an “air conditioned” bus, along with a Chinese lunch and an English-speaking Read More
We started our rainy Wednesday morning off with breakfast at our hotel. It’s a nice mixture of Chinese and Western foods. Curt would appreciate the nice selection of baos (steamed buns). Next stop was the local “WuMart”, which I’m assuming is the Chinese Walmart, for some cool beverages. After that we boarded the subway, which Read More
Update – added some pictures. Lets just say that our trip to China started off on the wrong foot. We arrived in Beijing nearly two hours late, we had to wait another hour and more for the luggage to get unloaded, and all of the cab drivers are dirty swindlers. We finally got to our Read More
On the plane to China! More to follow once we arrive. So long, Australia!