Monthly Archives: March 2014

Starting El Camino de Santiago

The Year of Fun has done a whole lot of travel lately by rail, with a few airplane rides thrown in for good measure.  When the blog was last updated, you learned about Anna and Garrison’s whereabouts as they worked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Trans-Siberian Railway Parts III & IV: Irkutsk to Yekaterinburg to Suzdal

The great thing about these two sections from our Trans-Siberian Railway journey is that we can laugh about them now that they’re over and done with.  Laughter was one of the last things on our mind during the four day … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trans-Siberian Railway Part II: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to Irkutsk, Russia

With leg one of our railway journey already behind us and with tickets for leg two in hand, we were eager to prove to the entire universe that we learned some lessons from our first attempt.  To summarize our revised … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Good Morning, Russia!

Garrison enjoying a traditional Russian breakfast prepared by our lovely host, Irina. Yum!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trans-Siberian Railway: Part I – Beijing, China to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

It’s 7:44 AM, and we’re on the subway in Beijing.  We’ve staked out some space close to the door for our sleepy selves and all of our belongings: one roller-bag-that-turns-into-a-backpack for each of us, one small backpack on each of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

China: A Tale of Two Great Walls

In case you missed the last couple blog posts on our latest Year of Fun exploits, allow me to catch you up a little.  There’s some good news and some sad news.  First, the sad news: no more fresh coconuts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments