I’ve indicated in previous posts, that most RTW trips suggested by Lonely Planet and other RTW web sites recommend at least 6 months to a year for a RTW trip. However, my RTW trip encompassed 4 months, with 10 countries visited, and I spent no more than 3 weeks visiting each country (2), with most being 2 weeks (7), and one country, Malaysia, I was there for only 3 days. Whew! I’m tired just reading that. 🙂 Continue reading
I have been reflecting on that very question since I returned home May 14th and frankly, I still don’t have the answer. This may or may not be my final post. I don’t know yet. I’ve also contemplated what to do with this blog. Specifically, will the blog take a different form? Maybe. Continue reading
Mike Lince, AKA “Global Explorer,” acknowledged me with this nomination months ago (January 27th), but the combination of “spitting out” blog threads at a furious pace while on my round the world trip, my inefficient tablet, and more often than not, a poor WIFI connection kept me from completing the nomination form. Oh, I am also lazy. 🙂 Continue reading
I still have jet lag and I’ve been back in Denver, Colorado for 2 days now. Essentially, the symptom of not being able to sleep soundly the last couple of nights tells me a couple of things: 1. Besides jet lag, I have a lot on my mind, especially completing my 2012 taxes (more on this in a bit); and, 2. A persistent headache likely due to not being acclimatized to Denver’s altitude is going to stick around for a few more days. Continue reading
Yes, yes, I did go to the Louvre Museum and that post will be along shortly. I also did the Seine river boat tour, which was surprisingly good, especially the wonderful shots I got of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. However, grave yards and high performance cars seem to be a subject that might spike my blog ratings. Ha. I’ll go with that this morning, before doing my laundry and hitting the streets of Paris for one last day of sight seeing. Tomorrow, I fly home to Casa de Melikean in Denver, Colorado, ending my epic journey around the world.
A couple of days ago, I visited the musèe dÓrsay or dÓrsay museum, as it shall be known here (hey, it’s difficult keying that weird “e” on my keyboard that only works half the time on my tablet for some reason). I was fascinated with the beautiful building that later, I found out was a former train station constructed in 1900. The construction style is called Beaux-Arts and in my opinion, the building itself is worth half the admission. Angie met me there and although the museum is quite large, we covered quite a bit of ground, i.e., seeing most of the major collection pieces by Monet, Gaugin, Mamet, Van Gogh, Sisley, Renoir, Cezanne, and Degas.
My visit to Notre Dame Cathedral occurred yesterday. I was amazed at how fast I got into the cathedral. The church is quite imposing and although, I am more partial to the Italian cathedrals I saw in Rome and Florence – which are a bit more stylish and grand – Notre Dame is an impressive Cathedral nonetheless. Moreover, it is massively large. Continue reading
The overnight train ride from Florence, Italy, to Paris, France was quite interesting to say the least. I may tell you about that experience in a future post. However, this post is just to catch up on what’s been going down since I left Florence, Italy. I’ve been remiss in not posting and I’ll explain that too.
I was quite surprised by how many places I visited while in Italy. For a “quick and dirty” trip of less than two weeks, I saw much more than I expected to. My final post from Florence will be relatively short, as I didn’t take too many photographs at the 2 places I visited: Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, a Roman Catholic church; and, San Marco Museum (formerly a convent). Continue reading
In a couple of days, I take the train to Paris, France. I was delayed a day because I screwed up not booking a seat earlier. I should have done that while at the train station during my trip to Lucca. Live and learn. Dumb sh*t. So last night, I concentrated on booking a hotel in the “City of Lights.” It took awhile, but I finally found a place that wasn’t flea bitten, nor made me a pauper. Frankly, hotels are quite expensive in Paris, but if you do some research, you can find a good deal. That being said, I wont know for sure until I get there, right? Righto Stevo! What else? Laundry is what else. I had to do two loads first thing this morning. This is essentially my entire wardrobe. LOL. Anywho, the laundromat is located only a couple of hundred meters away, so thank God for little miracles like that.