I am so very behind in telling all of you where I am. Honestly, blogging has turned into a lower priority on this marathon of travel, with moments of wifi reserved for writing my column or researching hostels and activities to do around the world.  Right now, I should be figuring out what to do on my last day of Amsterdam and planning my six-day trip touring breweries in Belgium.

In the past month I’ve traveled from Istanbul through Bulgaria and onto Bucharest, Romania where I ate cheap and delicious Italian food and drank red wine with Dracula-themed names on Halloween. From there, I stopped for a lovely 9 days in Budapest arriving on All Saint’s Day and leaving only when a Eurail pass prompted me onward to Vienna. After three nights in Vienna drinking coffees and eating apfelstrudel, I stopped for a night in Zurich with friends of Andy who served us raclette and gave us a tour of the city.

Then, an all too quick stop in Munich and 12 whole days in Berlin, that I’ll have to write about in full. This week, I popped down to Rüdesheim am Rhine, a quiet little Riesling-producing village to sit in saunas and try to appreciate white wine. Right now, I’m sitting on my friend Melle’s couch in Amsterdam (we met in Laos earlier this year), trying to muster the courage to go out and face the city again.

We’re almost done, now. Just Belgium, Paris, and London to go before hitting up the Queen Mary 2 and arriving in NYC. Whew.

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8 Responses to Where Am I?

  1. Stephen Gerald says:


    I’ve been reading your wonderful blog religiously! Thanks for my tour of your world as you’ve been discovering it! I fixate on the food while laughing at your insights into the world that surrounds you. Why don’t you nix the Queen Mary for now and jaunt through Africa and South America too! Are you up for it or just ready to return to the place we’re keeping weird in your absence! Okay, come home! And yes, Yoshi and I look forward to giving you our warmest blessings when you’re ready to enter into the next phase of your life: thanks for the postcard!

  2. WOW! You have had quite the summer! Cruising to NYC seems like such a relaxing way to wrap things up…I have always wanted to cruise into the harbor in NYC, past the Statue of Liberty. Can’t wait to hear about the QM2 and all of the rest of your adventures!

  3. WOW! You have had a busy summer! I think that cruising back to NYC is a great way to wrap things up and readjust to normal reality. I have always wanted to cruise into the harbor in NYC past the Statue of Liberty. Can’t wait to hear about your experience on the QM2 and the rest of your adventures!

  4. Katie says:

    I wonder if you will go stir crazy and jump overboard because you will be in the same exact surroundings for so long! (I hope not!) I can’t believe everything you have seen and done. I just….can’t believe it. You only have to do the southern hemisphere and then you will have seen it all.

    Can’t wait to see you guys!

  5. Sophia says:

    Where would you most like to go back and spend more time?

  6. Tom says:

    I’d ask you where your favourite place has been so far… but I know that’s an impossible question to answer!

  7. David Ryan says:

    Wow. What an awesome lifestyle you have. I’d love to be a traveler too.

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