Fall update

Hello!

Contrary to what my lack of recent posts might suggest, I am not being held captive somewhere on the Dalmatian coastline.  The month of August was spent traveling through the Balkans, of which I set foot in every country except for Serbia, which was a bit too far north to work into my travel schedule.

On September 1, I began the Asia leg of my journey.  While China was a fascinating place to visit, the extremely hectic schedule of our tour and the unreliability of the internet there (I never realized just how much I use Google!) were not conducive to writing blog posts.  While in Shanghai and then Shenzhen, it was much more fun to hang out with old friends again than to update my website.  I battled a nasty cold for my first few days in Kowloon (Hong Kong) , then decided over the following days that Hong Kong has made the list of my Favorite. Cities. EVER.  Who wants to work on a website when you’re exploring the coolest place on Earth?

I’m currently in Macau for the weekend and will be heading to Thailand on Monday.  After almost two months of moving at what now feels like warp speed, I have no set plans.  The slower tempo will be good for settling back into somewhat of a normal routine, outlining an itinerary for the rest of the trip, and doing some major updating on the website.  In addition to writing about all of these lovely places and people I’ve just mentioned, I’d like to do some cleanup of the site to make it more organized.  I can’t believe that I have written over 75 posts so far!

OK, back to fantasizing about being in a 007 movie.  Macau was featured in the last James Bond flick, and I would be lying if I said that I didn’t listen to Adele’s “Skyfall” on repeat for about 2/3 of the ferry ride here.

I never said I wasn’t a nerd ;).Macau casino

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6 thoughts on “Fall update

  1. Mary Petelin

    Missed reading your blogs! Love following your adventures! Have fun and stay safe!

    • Hi Mary! More frequent updates to come. Just arrived in Thailand, where my guest house has gloriously fast wifi. Also, it seems like you can’t spit in this city (Chiang Mai) without hitting a coffee shop, so I have no excuse not to get caught up ;).

  2. One of my good friends is from Hong Kong. Its on my bucket list. So glad you approve!!

    • It is definitely a bucket list destination!
      It looks like I missed the massive pro-democracy demonstrations downtown by about 24 hours. Whoa. I am looking at some of the photos on the news, and many of them are taken RIGHT near where I was on Saturday. Crazy. Hoping that everyone there stays safe.

  3. Sounds awesome! Can’t wait to hear more about Hong Kong – did you have any idea this big protest was brewing while you were there?

    • Hey Katie. Other than reading a lot about their pro-democracy movement from international news sources while I was there, I didn’t see any outward signs in Hong Kong that something of this magnitude was going to happen. It is a very strange feeling to see photos of a bridge that you walked on the day before that is now clogged with protesters! Some of the footage (especially of the people kneeling and pleading with the riot police) brought me to tears. I hope and pray that they can find a peaceful resolution.

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