November 2016 has seen me in Cape Town, Virginia, Seattle, Colorado, Pohnpei, Guam, and Beijing. I have hundreds of photos to go through and those should appear shortly.
But I write some thoughts about Beijing.
This was my first visit to mainland China (I’ve been to two other Chinas: Hong Kong and Taiwan), and I […]
I’m happy to report that 2015 had a lot of travel — more than it should have. I managed to snag my 50th US State and two more territories (or whatever you call them), plus an around the world trip that hit up a lot of amazing places. I also flew my first airline where […]
I would post photos and do other things here, but the Internet access at my current hotel is, in a word, terrible. The next time I expect to have decent Internet access is Saturday evening.
In addition to coming to American Samoa in order to be here, I thought that while here, I would attempt […]
Generally speaking, I’m a flaming Liberal.
Except when it comes to guns and hunting. And this is where my stances are complicated. Guns are, generally speaking, bad. They deserve heavy regulation. There’s no need for anybody in New York City to carry a gun.
In Barrow, Alaska, where I am now, hunting and guns are […]
As currently envisioned, 2015 is going to have a lot of travel – and virtually all of it vacation.
The past week and a half, I was stateside, hopping around: Las Vegas to see a college friend; San Diego to see ex-Berlin friends and a college friend; and Bloomington to see – well, to see […]
My travels for 2014 are likely over — and I was surprised to realize that I had not updated this in almost two years — so I had to do a lot of thinking and examining of my calendar to remember all the new airlines, airports, and airplanes that I had used, visited, and flown. […]
Me at the Southern Most Point of the 50 United States.
One of my long-term goals is to visit all 50 United States.
Such a stereotypical photo of Hawaii, eh?
My 49th State was Hawaii – time zone speaking 12 (now 11) hours different from Germany. Honolulu was supposed to be a non-stop […]
This year I have managed to spring forward twice, but I am never falling back.
Back in March I was in Chicago (well, Evansville, Indiana) for the spring forward that marks Daylight savings – lost an hour of sleep there. Then I returned to Berlin and experienced the spring forward there as well.
In other […]
Hong Kong Harbor at Night
So the raison d’être for my trip to Asia was Hong Kong – a follow on vacation to the trip that I took with a friend to New York City two years ago.
We’d enjoyed ourselves so much that we decided to start doing it every second year – […]