Val d’Aosta (AO) – Provincie italiane – 4/107

Val d’Aosta (AO) – Provincie italiane – 4/107

Dopo il viaggio a Brescia, ho voluto andare a un posto più montagnoso. Bolzano sembra troppo lontano e Rachel ha detto che voleva guardare castelli. L’internet ha detto che Val d’Aosta ha molti castelli ed è solo due ore di distanza. La guida da Arcore non era interessante. Il nord di Milano non è particularmente bello, ma quando abbiamo arrivato vicino Ivreo, la vista è migliorata. Il primo posto volevamo guardare era Castello di Fénis. Il giorno era bello. Senza…

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Brescia (BS) – Province Italiane – 3/107

Brescia (BS) – Province Italiane – 3/107

Per il suo primo viaggio vero, io, Rachel, Alì, e mia suocera siamo andato a Brescia. Mia mamma ha voluto andare quando lei era in Italia, ma dopo un notte in Bergamo e un giro intorno il Lago Iseo, non volevamo andare. Perchè Brescia e vicino a casa e ha il reputazione per la bellezza, sembra un gito perfetto. Ho trovato un’albergo a buon mercato in Brescia Antica (Paolo IV). È un albergo bellissimo, non so perchè era tanto economico….

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Monza e Della Brianza (MB) – Province Italiane – 1/107

Monza e Della Brianza (MB) – Province Italiane – 1/107

Quando io e mia moglie ci siamo trasferiti in Italia, ho saputo che noi esploreremmo il paese. Nella prima sei mesi, abbiamo andato a Roma, Genova, Livorno, Bergamo, Lecco, Como, e altre. Ma con la nascità di mio figlio, ho voluto fare qualcosa speciale. Avevo l’idea per portare lui a ogni provincie in Italia. Su questo sito, io documenterò i viaggi, le città, e noi. Spero che questo abiti il mio italiano. E che vi piaciono! Il punto più logico…

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Vietnam Part 2: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An

Vietnam Part 2: Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An

After we got food poisoning and missed our train :(, we hopped on a flight from Hanoi to Hue. Hue is an interesting city. It feels quite small compared to Hanoi (because it is). We arrived in the rain, and wandered around the area on our way to the palace.   The castle complex is pretty amazing even though it was destroyed by the Americans during the American War. It’s a much newer palace than what I am accustomed to…

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Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

Vietnam Part 1: Hanoi

For my birthday, Rachel and I went to Vietnam. We had both always wanted to go and there was a very cheap plane ticket from NY. We were going to see my grandfather for his birthday anyway, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Unfortunately, as cheap tickets usually go, it was not the most direct flight… JFK-DTW-ICN-HAN. Let me just say, that DTW-ICN leg was a bear. On the plus side, it was on the soon-to-retire Delta 747-400s. After…

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Singapore: Day 2

Singapore: Day 2

After a whirlwind day 1, I managed to again wake up early and hit the streets. To be honest, the city itself was kind of boring and expensive. I had two goals, hit a quality hawker stall, and make it to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Food first. I had heard there was this amazing food hawker, Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee. It was in Hong Lim Food Market, which, as far as I can tell wasn’t as popular as…

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Singapore: Day 1

Singapore: Day 1

In October, I found a super-cheap flight to Singapore on flyertalk’s Mileage Run forum. I’d never been on a mileage run and I really wanted to be Platinum Medallion again, so I thought I would go for it. A “true” mileage run is no nights in a hotel, but this trip was going to be 24+ hours of flights each way. I sure as hell wasn’t going all the way to Singapore to sit in the airport! I decided to…

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In Europe

In Europe

В этом году мы с моей женой ездили в Россию. Здесь я пишу о поездке и я вам показываю фотографии. Мы ездили в Россию зимой и летом. Все говорили, что мы безумены ездить в Россию но мы любим зиму. Летом дни длинные. Это двадсетьтри часов. Мы ехали в Москву на Мегаполис из Московский Вокзал.

Pictures from the Air

Pictures from the Air

I set this site up primarily to give context to the pictures from the Grand Canyon. Since I haven’t managed to put anything else up, I thought I might get into the spirit of updating by posting some of my favorite pictures from the past year or so of flying. Of course i had to start with the Grand Canyon. I took this trip with Rachel and my mom. The flight was totally worth it to see the real scale…

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Grand Canyon – Postscript/Postmortem

Grand Canyon – Postscript/Postmortem

Now that I’ve had some more time to think about my trip to the bottom, I figured I’d give a little background of what equipment I brought, how I used it, and what I would have done differently. First, what did I bring? Backpack: Kelty Lakota 65 – I got this at REI Outlet. I liked my Kelty tent and this seemed to be the right size for multi-day hikes. I was happy with basically everything about it. It has…

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