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On this blog you can read (if you can decipher my use of the English language, spelling inconsistencies, typing unpredictability and all around lack of proofreading) about my adventures to, from and throughout Vietnam, as well as seeing photos and videos of people and places I visit along the way.
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Day 2 – The Bus When I was home and planning a day to Northern Ireland to explore the coastline, the bus to the Giant’s Causeway and Belfast sounded tolerable. The idea of having someone else navigate the different … Continue reading
Sunday March 19th 6:00AM With sleepy eyes my “first year” college student and I were on our way to explore the emerald isle. Side note – Did you know Freshmen is no longer politically correct, and we now must call … Continue reading
It’s Saturday night and dusk as I make my way around the perimeter of the closed Wawel Castle in search of the Krakow dragon. If you believe the legends, Kraków was founded on the defeat of a dragon and build … Continue reading
First off, breakfast at the hotel. Why the hotel, maybe because I needed something substantial after yesterday’s beetroot soup with dumplings (AKA, borscht if you are Russian, barszc if Polish or simply beet soup if you’re me). But the reality … Continue reading
After a 2 hour bus ride… I passed under the famous sign that reads ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (work sets you free). I walked through the gate at Birkenau on those now famous train tracks. I spent 4 hours between the … Continue reading
After a long few days of work outside an iconic village in the south of England, I am off to Poland. The reason is simple, I have never been! It is 10:30PM in Boston, 4:30AM in the UK and with … Continue reading