Changing Up the Blog: Fewer posts and more enjoying vacation

You may have noticed that in my series of posts about my summer Iceland trip, I skipped over my time exploring the South Coast and the Golden Circle.  Part of the reason is due to a busy summer at work, it took me awhile to get to editing my photos and drafting blog posts, and thus it’s now more than two months later, making it harder to recall.  Second, although my inclusion of discussion of what traveling a destination is like (as opposed to simply reviewing premium cabins on airlines and luxury hotels, selling credit cards, giving tips based on “mistakes” made by idiots while traveling, or making generic inane “tips” like “Pack a snack while traveling with children!”) makes my blog a little bit unique, my approximately five readers and blog revenue of ~-$100 a year don’t justify the stress incurred when taking copious notes while traveling for the sole purpose of a blog post.  On my recent trip through Scotland, I tried not doing that, and I was able to actually enjoy my vacation a lot more by just experiencing where I was.

Maybe I’ll change my mind again in the future, but I’m only going to have a few posts about flights and hotels from my recent England and Scotland trip. (Taking notes on an airplane or in a hotel room really isn’t hard.)  If you have questions about the South Coast or Golden Circle of Iceland, or Manchester or Scotland, as always, feel free to shoot me a note youwentwhereblog at gmail dot com, or in the comments.

Also, I have two big upcoming trips where tips and suggestions would be welcome:

Round-the-world to Africa and Asia: Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, Hong Kong

  •  South African Business Class New York to Victoria Falls
  • Kenya Airways (Economy) Victoria Falls to Cape Town
  • Cathay Pacific Business Class Cape Town to Hong Kong
  • Cathay Dragon Business/Economy Hong Kong to Chiang Mai and back
  • Cathay Pacific First Class Hong Kong to Chicago

Slovenia and Venice

  • SAS Business Class Washington to Copenhagen
  • Adria Airways Copenhagen to Ljubljana
  • Iberia Business Class Venice to Madrid to New York

8 thoughts on “Changing Up the Blog: Fewer posts and more enjoying vacation

  1. Glen a. sea

    First, I enjoy your posts in every way. Your superb writing style and insights are great.

    You need to do what’s best for you. Travel is to be enjoyable for you and your readers are secondary beneficiaries. I’m not able to travel as much as I used to so I’m a “vicarious companion” on the posted trips.

    If you need to restructure the way or the extend of what you present, do it. It’s supposed to be about your enjoyment and insights.

    FWIW: Some years ago I posted a lengthy trip report and had lots of viewers but not one response. What I got was the simple joy of having a trip which I was willing to share with others. May it be so with you.

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    1. Adam YWW Post author

      Thanks! It may be temporary, or a difference in degree. I just don’t want to have “worrying about blogging” be an extra stress both when traveling, and when back!

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  2. Richard

    For Cape Town: If you are going to go up the mountain by cable car then get up early in the morning and go before 9am. Otherwise walking up the lions head gives a similarly great view. If you are going to the beach to relax go to Clifton 1 or 2. Also thoroughly recommend the Nelson’s Eye for food – brilliant place for meat eating and due to the weakness of the rand not expensive.

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    1. Adam YWW Post author

      Thanks! This is a return to Cape Town, and I’ll only be there 2 days. Did Table Mountain (on foot!) last time, likely Lion’s Head this time followed by beach, likely staying in Sea Point!

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  4. BEN

    Hey Adam,

    A very belated Happy Hanukkah! Below are some tips for your upcoming trip to Hong Kong. We’ll least I think it’s upcoming. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Ben

    Jeju Island: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/things-do-jeju-island/index.html

    Nightlife

    · Propoganda, B/F 1 Hollywood Road, famous gay club, in Lan Kwai Fong

    · Hahaha Club, D’Aguilar Street, next to C Club, Lan Kwai Fong

    · Dickens Bar, Causeway Bay

    · Local Bars on 2nd Level of cafes in Wan Chai

    · Club 1911, 27 Staunton St, Soho

    Food

    Mamasan, http://www.mamasanhongkong.com

    https://www.timeout.com/hong-kong/things-to-do/cheung-chau-ultimate-guide

    My friend recommended the seafood restaurant So Bor Kee. I believe these type of restaurants are cash only??

    Maxim’s by City Hall for dim sum.

    · Awesome noodles at Ho Kung Kee, which you can find in Hysan Place Mall, 500 Hennessy Road

    · Wing wah noodle shop near Wan Chai is great. Not as touristy. 89 Hennessy Road

    · Tim Ho Wan is some of the best dim sum you’ll have in your life. Make sure you try to go when you’re not hungry, because there will be a wait but it is very worth it. There are two locations I think, Shop B, C, & D, G/F, Seaview Building, 2 Wharf Road, North Point, Hong Kong, North Point, and in TST, G/F, 9-11 Fuk Wing St, Tong Mi

    · There is a restaurant type called “dai pai dong” which is like a Chinese version of a beer garden, in a way. The one that I enjoyed a lot (that we visited twice) is called “Tung Po” located at 99 Java Road. You have to take escalators to the top to reach it. I highly recommend it. Really lively on the weekend.

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    1. Adam YWW Post author

      Awesome and thanks so much!! I have a bunch of posts I’m going to try and get up in the next few weeks before I head on my trip!

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