We started by going up the Village Gondola to the Mid Station and on the magic carpet and the Olympic Chair but quickly became bored. The Olympic Chair run… [Continue Reading]
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Relaxing at a beach cafe having Manchego cheese and Tinto Verano at Playa de la Caleta. Posted from Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain.
Sick at Sea: in the last few days we have seen the tricky side of boat travel. Sailing to Tunisia we had rocky seas. Actually, rocky was an understatement. Walking… [Continue Reading]
Posted from Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Posted from Kuusamo, Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland.
Posted from Quepos, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Posted from Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Posted from Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.
Yang Ylang Resort – Bats, White-throated Capucha, Agouti, Mantled Howler Monkey, White-throated Magpie Jay, Variegated Squirrel, Basalisk, Male and Female Green Iguana, Nine-banded Armadillo, Bare-throated Tiger-Heron. Posted from .
Posted from El Castillo, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.
How could we not visit hot springs in Costa Rica? It has a lot of hot springs and 5 active volcanoes. Posted from Alajuela Province, Costa Rica.
Rancho Margot is a beautiful property in the cloud forest near Arenal Volcano. What makes Rancho Margot special are it’s efforts to be environmentally conscious. It generates all of its… [Continue Reading]
Panama City is an up coming area. We decided to stay in Casco Viejo which is the old quarter. The area is exactly our vibe except that it is under… [Continue Reading]
So, Carnaval in Panama City was….less exciting than expected. We thought that it would be a good substitute for Rio but not a chance. There were 5 floats driving around… [Continue Reading]
We piled everyone into the minivan and drove 2 hours to Chattanooga for a family getaway. The first thing we saw was Ruby Falls, a 145 foot high waterfall that… [Continue Reading]
It took us an hour to get there, and it’s in the middle of nowhere, but the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, GA was a lot of fun. The first thing… [Continue Reading]
We climbed the largest granite formation in the world. It’s just outside of Atlanta, GA. Avinash charges the mountain. Slow and steady. Sometimes racing… Sometimes jumping… Rewarded by a picnic… [Continue Reading]
Disneyland Tokyo is the third Disney park we’ve been to on this trip. Nothing can compare to the VVIP experience we had at Disneyland Paris, so that will always be… [Continue Reading]
Coming down the jetway trying to catch one of our flights in Hong Kong, I caught a glimpse of this poster and had to stop to take a picture of… [Continue Reading]
There are a lot of things you have to think about and plan when traveling. Since we’ve been traveling about 8 months now, most of those things are easy. Need… [Continue Reading]
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Posted from Haerbin, Heilongjiang, China.
In our experience, taxi drivers are generally not a breed to be trusted. We always make sure that if needed a fare is pre-negotiated or that the meter is used…. [Continue Reading]
Plane Car for one month in Italy Train from Italy to Paris, Mumbai to Varodara and Tokyo to Hakone Pony rides in Jarden du Luxemburg, Paris Car Ferry to Sardegnia… [Continue Reading]
We are on the Chinese Siberian Russian border in Harbin for the annual Ice and Snow Festival. It is a subzero winter wonderland with ice sculptures greeting you as you… [Continue Reading]
It’s 37/18 F (3/-8 C) in Beijing and tomorrow we head to Harbin where it will be 7/-20 F (-14/-29 C)! Posted from Beijing, Beijing, China.
Got to cross off a bucket list item today. Posted from Beijing, Beijing, China.
Leaving Quy Nhon and Vietnam in a couple of days. These past few months have been about playing house, first in India and then Vietnam. About to resume the fun… [Continue Reading]
Posted from tx. An Nhơn, Binh Dinh province, Vietnam.
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Hotels.com and other travel sites have great websites that make finding a hotel to stay very easy. Having used it extensively I still use it to FIND hotels but I… [Continue Reading]
We booked an excursion to Can Gio which was advertised as a Mangrove Forest Reserve where you can interact with the monkeys and other animals. We thought it would a… [Continue Reading]
Bot Chien, durian on the side of the road, sheets of grilled bananas, sticky rice with coconut, and some mystery coconut wrap. That was just in one day! Posted from… [Continue Reading]
Your browser does not support the video tag We would not have thought of taking our son on a scooter in Sai Gon before this trip started. Today when we… [Continue Reading]
We arrived in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam yesterday. I love how we can hit the ground running almost anywhere we go now. Since we’ve been in Hong Kong for… [Continue Reading]
I ran across these men playing Chinese Chess. It brought back memories of playing when I was young. All the moves came back and strategies revealed themselves to me again. … [Continue Reading]
Pushkar Desert Festival- Mission Accomplished! We have made it to the Pushkar Festival! I feel like it is a milestone of sorts of our trip. We didn’t plan much before… [Continue Reading]
September 27, 2013 Amazing Day Last night Avinash cried himself to sleep for the first time. He cried because he did not want the day to end. It was also… [Continue Reading]
Bye Madagascar As we sit at the Antananarivo airport to catch our plane to Nairobi I am filled with mixed emotions as I reflect on our stay here. If I… [Continue Reading]
Madagascar It’s our 3rd day in Madagascar and we finally have seen Lemurs. A relief from what has been a rough start of our visit to this remote and wild… [Continue Reading]
Ants in Our Pants It was our last night at Sala’s camp in Masai Mara. We just had the excitement of the elephant and hippo encounter the night before and… [Continue Reading]
Cheetah Chase On our second day at Sala’s camp we started bright and early with a 5:45am wakeup to start what ended up being an almost 8 hour game drive…. [Continue Reading]
Africa: The Greatest Show on Earth As Avinash sat in the bush plane seat next to me puking into the sick bag I couldn’t help but wonder what we were… [Continue Reading]
Africa In the past 5 days I have: Relieved an armpit itch of a Senegal bush baby monkey Had the two most memorable breakfasts of my life, one sharing our… [Continue Reading]
We met a very interesting person tonight. We’ll just call him “Mike”. We couldn’t exactly come up with a good job description for Mike, so we made one up: Customer… [Continue Reading]
We are less than a week away from our much anticipated Africa portion of our trip. Since we have started traveling Avinash has had very little to no TV or… [Continue Reading]
Turkish ravioli with cheese inside. The wonderful twist is they put mint in the pasta dough. Served with a tomato sauce and yogurt. Posted from Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.
So this is how people enjoyed spa day in the16th century! Posted from Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.
Posted from Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.
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We’ve been traveling for exactly 3 months now. Last night I lay shivering under the covers of our hotel room in Istanbul. Just 5 days ago when we arrived the… [Continue Reading]
Where We’ve Been!
Italians need to discover skinny cappuccinos and carb free pasta! How come you guys don’t get fat???? Even the Italian skinny model types were eating double scoops of gelato. How???… [Continue Reading]
About 10 days ago we went to visit the leaning tower of Pisa. There was an option to climb and once Avinash found out he was excited and wanted to… [Continue Reading]
Last night was our last night at hotel l’Esagono (aka Club Med). Avinash was excited to get the last bits of of our Bella Vita entertainment experience. We were eating… [Continue Reading]
So, our trip to Sardenia from Florence was literally planned in a day. Nam luckily found us a place to stay at what we thought would be a sleepy seaside… [Continue Reading]
Italy has been amazing. Full of beautiful architecture, art and expressive people. But, the Vu’s are ultimately island folk. It’s the peak of summer and for days all we can… [Continue Reading]
Today we took a small hike on a trail behind Spannochia. Meeta had encountered what she thought were wild boars on a previous walk so we were hoping to see… [Continue Reading]
“Gud mortin, I fartin”- woke up to this German translation of good morning ladies and gentleman on ferry to Sardenia. “Sogni d’oro”- Dreams of Gold- Spannochia, Italy Posted from San… [Continue Reading]
Leave it to us to find the path least traveled. Our most brilliant example ever of this was in Yosemite National Park. We had just arrived at the park with… [Continue Reading]
No sooner do I finish extolling the virtues of the iPhone for travelling that it fails us. We were making our way from Grosseto to Saturnia. All was well. We… [Continue Reading]
Boston – Quesadilla filled with mashed potatoes. London – Pickled eggs at the pub Rome – Sicilian fried chickpea triangles. Panelle. Saturnia – Warm Ewe cheese with pear mousse. Ravioli… [Continue Reading]
We are vegetarian for ethical reasons and are raising Avinash with the same values. We are mindful to teach him that we made a choice to eat this way and… [Continue Reading]
This is the first time we are really travelling with the iPhone. Sure we’ve taken some trips where having the iPhone has come in handy for looking things up on… [Continue Reading]
Rome, Rome, Rome. Rome is by far the most beautiful city I have ever been to. Not that it is sparkling clean, or smells like roses everywhere. It’s old, it’s… [Continue Reading]
I’ve got a pit in my stomach. We’ve decided to rent a car and road trip for a month. Part of me is sad to leave Rome, which I truly… [Continue Reading]
Avinash for the most part has been fantastic about all of the walking we have been doing in Rome. I haven’t had this much exercise since we trained for the… [Continue Reading]
We decided to go to the open air market at Campo di Fiore to stock up on some fruits and veggies. Sitting at one of the stalls was this guy… [Continue Reading]
We’ve been in Rome enough days that we are kind of ‘settling’ in. Part of settling in is looking for a place to kick back when the day is over…. [Continue Reading]
Before coming to Rome I debated whether we should spend time going to the ancient ruins. Not that Nam and I are not interested, but I just did not know… [Continue Reading]
I have a new cappuccino addiction. At the corner of the Pantheon is a coffee shop, with only stand up counter service, called Tazza d’Oro. The place is filled with… [Continue Reading]
So I checked our account today and saw that we were being charged a foreign transaction fee each time we make a withdrawal at the cash machine. Trying to see… [Continue Reading]
Since Avinash has been 2, one of the first questions anyone asks is if he goes to school and when we plan to put him in school. My response has… [Continue Reading]
London Why I Love it Best public transportation system! The tube is brilliant. I have no idea how they figured out this network of tunnels and webs but it works. … [Continue Reading]
Avinash had never really been to a museum and I was curious to see how he would process them, especially at 3 years old. When I was about 11, I… [Continue Reading]
How did all the Gujaratis take over this suburb of London?? I swear from the minute we walked off the train we were bombarded with smells and sights that made… [Continue Reading]
Little India in London Amazingly, Indians must be the largest non-Caucasian ethnic minority in London. SOUTH HALL We visited South Hall, which is predominately a Panjabi Sikh community. We got… [Continue Reading]
Even in London, communications is still not seamless. Almost but not quite.
The tube is awesome Your browser does not support the video tag Posted from London, England, United Kingdom.
It was a mixed day. Most of our stay in London is intended to be used for getting stuff done like getting visas for India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Vietnam. Also… [Continue Reading]
We had lunch today at Fresco, a Lebanese restaurant in Bayswater. It was pouring rain today and after being charged 140GBP at Snappy Snap (yes that is the name of… [Continue Reading]
Not too many people know about this blog, but if you got here then I wanted to have a least something for you to look at. We’ll be adding stuff… [Continue Reading]
Today we came out of the Maida Vale Station after a long day of touring around London to the very pleasant sound of a violin playing nearby. Avinash was captured… [Continue Reading]
Sun drenched flat in 5 story walk up on quiet residential street in Maida Vale. We have decided to use Airbnb for most of our accommodations. Honestly, we need to… [Continue Reading]
16 flights Over 50,000 miles 6 continents 2 times around the world 12+ months And that is only getting us started! We’ve only loosely planned the major hub flights for… [Continue Reading]
Everyone we have talked to has asked us why we are doing this. Besides the obvious “Why not!” there are some very good reasons why we are doing this and… [Continue Reading]