Tag Archives: Seen from the Road

Safari in Etosha National Park and Damaraland, Namibia

This is part 12 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. You could easily spend several weeks in Namibia, with a range of terrains, suitable for safari, watersports, adventure sports, and a range of exploration.  I didn’t have a long time, though,… Read more »

Two Days in Gyeongju, Part 1: KTX and the Hilton Gyeongju

My original plan was to head South for three days, splitting them between Gyeongju and Busan, with one night in each. Gyeongju is a smaller city, filled with World Heritage sites as the former capital of the Silla Dynasty, about two hours south of Seoul by train. Busan is South… Read more »

Trip Report: Exploring Seoul

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I ended up having four nights and two and a half days in Seoul, which I think was actually good enough for me. Seoul is an absolutely massive city – probably the biggest I’ve ever been to; the streets are packed and the neighborhoods are sprawling. You could spend a… Read more »

Exploring Mykonos, the Geranium Hotel, and Scooter Shenanigans

And then I was in Mykonos and the vacation could truly begin! There’s a whole range of hotels in Mykonos. There are many beachside resorts on the island, which can go for upwards of a thousand dollars a night. There are also hostels and small inns in Mykonos Town. The… Read more »

Exploring Budapest, Day 1: The Danube Bend and Cafe Kor

On my first full day in Budapest, I was picked up early for my day trip/tour to the Danube Bend. I had initially thought about splitting my time between Budapest and Bratislava, but had decided it would be more relaxing to spend the whole time in Hungary. Since I had… Read more »

Exploring Tegel Airport, or The Time I was Detained by German Airport Police and Almost Missed My Flight

In my experience, if I’m going to have problems with my flights or anything on a vacation, it will more likely than not be on the return home. Because why allow the relaxation or positive feelings to even stay with you until you get home. My Berlin trip did not… Read more »

My Virgin Virgin Atlantic Flight: LHR Hilton and LHR-IAD in Upper Class

The Hilton at Heathrow was a bit disappointing for its price point. Even as a Gold member, we had a small, dark room that only had a window facing into the fluorescent atrium of the hotel. The gym was okay for an airport hotel, though. We had lounge access and… Read more »

Trip Report – Riding the French Rails: Of SNCF and RailEurope

We spent a total of nine days in France, split between Lyon in the Rhone Valley (central France), Montpellier in the South, and Paris. It was a lot of ground to cover in that time, and we purposely picked cities that had relatively short and cheap transportation connections. (We couldn’t… Read more »

Trip Report: Exploring the Seychelles Part 2: Hiking to Anse Major and a Sainte Anne Marine Park Excursion

As promised, this is the second of two posts covering our experiences of the Seychelles outside the Hilton Northolme.  To read about eating in the Seychelles and the capital of Victoria, check out this post. Hiking to Anse Major I like doing at least one physical activity on my vacations,… Read more »