We’ve been doing a fair amount of hiking on our Cuba Unbound ...
This is a rather quick post. There will be others from both ...
It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. ...
The Potala Palace is the erstwhile home of the Dali Lama and ...
If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions ...
We’ve been doing a fair amount of hiking on our Cuba Unbound People to People tour of Cuba. Including a steep descent through a national park path to this stunning waterfall at Vegas Grande. A couple of our tour mates brought their bathing suits for a refreshing dip in the cold water after the sweaty […]
This is a rather quick post. There will be others from both of us with more detailed impressions of Cuba. However, internet here is extremely rare and slow. So, while I have some in our hotel, I’m just going to let you have a first look, though ten photos I’ve processed so far. BTW, we’re […]
It was a bit of an odd year for us in 2016. While we did some trips around the Midwest in the first half of the year (and Kris went to Baja California by herself) we didn’t do much until June. Two reasons for that: we bought a small condo in Saint Paul, Minnesota, to […]
For more than six years, we’ve been ‘location independent,’ traveling constantly all over the world, without a home or even a home base. I’ve never in these six years completely unpacked my suitcase and I’ve proudly identified myself as a full time traveler. I don’t take these years for granted. Being free of stuff is […]
The Potala Palace is the erstwhile home of the Dali Lama and the holy of holies of Tibetan Buddhism. We got a lot of shots of the outside of the palace, but unfortunately, no photography was allowed inside. You’ll have to get to Tibet yourself, and climb the 700 steps into the palace to see […]
If you can stand all the pushing and shoving of the millions walking along The Bund in Shanghai, you can get up to the riverside rail and get a photo of the colorful and architecturally distinguished modern Shanghai skyline. It’s right out of Blade Runner, if you ask me. The moisture, the pollution, the noodles, […]
Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of China. People say Shanghai is to Beijing as NYC is to Washington, D.C. The comparison works. Shanghai is a port city, straddling the Huangpu River which empties into the Yangtze. So it’s open, airy, and brighter than Beijing, with about a 100% chance of less […]
The view from the Fairmont Hotel, Shanghai, down the river promenade known as The Bund. It was holiday week in China, and there were an estimated 5 million Chinese tourists in Shanghai. That’s on top of the 24 million who live there. And, as you can see from the photo, most of them were taking […]
I’ve said it before, but the best way to be introduced to a city is through its food. Before we go anywhere, our first research is: What do they eat there, and how can we get the best of it? Luckily, in several cities in Spain, we don’t really have to bone up before we […]
No matter how much you travel, it’s good to come home, too. Last night, Kris and I went to the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis to jump in the rush tickets line to catch a performance of the classic A Lion in Winter. Since we were there early to get the tickets, I wandered (as I […]