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A House, An Inspector, and More

USA | Sunday, 29 Mar 2009 | Views [611] | Comments [1]

So we are continuing our journey, this time to a house.  We began looking for a house when we came back to Austin last April/May--I can't believe we have been here for a year. Anyway, surprise, surprise (And somehow it really was a surprise), the bank ... Read more >


Believe it or Not...

USA | Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | Views [708] | Comments [3]

We made it home alive. You might not believe it because we haven't posted in, oh, two weeks or so, but that is only because we have been becoming reacquainted with the country we call home. So, rest assured we will be posting our final posts soon, but ... Read more >


Gallery: Istanbul

TURKEY | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

(Formerly Known As Constantinopl)
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The Traveling Curse

THAILAND | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Views [1249] | Comments [4]

Where did we leave off?? Oh yeah, the crashed moped, etc.  The next day we decided to do our third and fourth dive of the trip.  We had heard that Chumpon Pinnacle was the best dive site and our diving company was going to Chumpon and White Rock again.... Read more >

Tags: beaches, travel agencies


Big Gulps, Big Fish, and Big Scratches

THAILAND | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [1810] | Comments [19]

Aw....the land of papaya and pineapple, and warmth, and hot showers, and beaches, and thai food, and cheap souvenirs, and really nice people, and happy hour specials, Thousands of 7-11's with big gulps...and....ok, we like it...ALOT.   In fact, we ... Read more >

Tags: 7-11s, beaches, bikes


The Trek, Week Three: Down & Out

NEPAL | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Views [1283] | Comments [9]

2-27-08: DAYS 15 & 16 (Morning) Lobuche (4930m) to Gorak Shep (5140m) Well, it turns out that Diamox makes peeing as frequent and necessary as breathing. Diamox is a medicine that alleviates AMS symptoms by divulging the body of fluids, ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, mt everest, planes trains & automobiles


The Trek, Week Two: The Uprising

NEPAL | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Views [1415] | Comments [4]

2-20-08: DAYS 8 & 9 Bupsa to Chublung, Chublung to Namche Bazar Well, we are on our way to Namche, and we are going to make it there in 2 days instead of the 4 that Tika had planned. We sat down with him the other night and told ... Read more >

Tags: altitude sickness, firing people, mountains


The Trek, Week One: An Uphill Battle

NEPAL | Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | Views [1543] | Comments [5]

We are basking in the Thai sun at the moment, preparing to embark deep into the ocean on a scuba diving trip. But for now, we need to tell you about travelling the other direction... If any of you have seen the episode  of The Simpsons where Homer ... Read more >

Tags: mountains


Final Thoughts on India

INDIA | Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | Views [1139] | Comments [9]

Well we are writing this blog a good three weeks after we have been in India, so the senses have been dulled a bit, and none too soon.  Rather than writing a funny list of the things we have learned in India, we wanted to give a sense of what it ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


We Kathmandid it!

NEPAL | Sunday, 2 Mar 2008 | Views [1026] | Comments [2]

Well, people, collect your bet money- we are alive and well back in Kathmandu and still have most of our fingers and toes. And did we mention we are now paying 25 rupees per hour for internet!? Wow! This will still be a quick post as we have a lot of ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Hello from 3440 Meters

NEPAL | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [1081] | Comments [5]

Or 11286 feet, for those of you still using that antiquated customary system. We are in Namche Bazar, just a stone's throw away from the world's tallest... internet cafes. That is why they charge $10 an hour and also why this post will be very short.... Read more >

Tags: Snow


Far from Om

NEPAL | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [1211] | Comments [2]

So we have busted out of the ashram, and er...well India too, but that is for a later blog.   Before travelling to Rishikesh, we spent about 24 hours in Delhi.   We had to pick up our tickets for travelling to Kathmandu in person at ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Deserting the Camels

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [1316] | Comments [6]

So it has been 10 days or so, and we have just left the comfort of the yoga ashram. But before we tell you what achieving nirvana is like, here are, as promised, our tales about camel riding. We had departed from Udaipur, land of lakes, sunsets, and ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Patience is a Virtue

INDIA | Sunday, 27 Jan 2008 | Views [743] | Comments [8]

Hello all, we are in Rishikesh.  We are spending the next ten days at an Ashram doing meditation and yoga, so we will not be checking in on email, blog or phone.  We know everyone is dying to hear about our camel adventures, and if we have been fed opium ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Things We Learned In Turkey

TURKEY | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [1397] | Comments [2]

You’ve waited long enough…Here’s your Last Thoughts on Turkey:   Hande pie is not just a dessert, it’s a way of life….it can not be duplicated. Celery roots are edible…who knew? Small dogs are cuter (and quieter) ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel


“Special” Lassi, Anyone???

INDIA | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [4867] | Comments [5]

            After leaving the tigers in Suwai Modhupor we made a trip south to Udaipur via night train.   It was there that we were drugged…but we will get to that later.             Upon arriving in Udaipur, we checked at the local tourist ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


Tigerless Tiger Safari

INDIA | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Views [972] | Comments [7]

S’why does somebody go to Suwai Madhopur? To see tigers, of course. Well, to try to see tigers, that is. The train to S.M. took about three hours, and allowed us to see some of the Indian countryside, which is covered in yellow mustard flowers, farms, ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Welcome to India

INDIA | Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | Views [960] | Comments [4]

We landed in India at 4:00 am.   We were now 10 and a half hours ahead of New York time, and our bodies are still on French time.   But we can’t complain, because a couch surfing host offered to pick us up in the middle of the night and offered ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Day in Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [3806] | Comments [4]

If you saw Annie's comment on her own guest blog (how vain), we are in India now. Before you hear about monkeys and mayhem, here is what we wrote at the Dubai airport while waiting for our flight... Today was perhaps the strangest day of our ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine


Annie's Guest Blog

TURKEY | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [1505] | Comments [5]

Meraba! Hello all! Guess where I am?? I’m HERE! I’m in the BLOG! Yes, I’ve made it to the other side, folks. I’m visiting Alex and Andrew in a small suburb of Oklahoma City, where we mostly watch “Nick at Nite,” ... Read more >

Tags: Friends


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