Category Archives: Travel


Manilla Philippines – Jeepneys

When the US exited the Philippines after World War II many jeeps were either sold or given to filipinos.  These vehicles were modified by adding metal roofs, long beds, bench seats and bright colors and […]

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Bukara – Delhi India

For a special night out, we chose to eat at one of the premiere restaurants in India (if not the whole region).   It wasn’t that easy, because getting a reservation was not a simple […]

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India – Sights while driving around Delhi

Just a few interesting sights as we drove around.

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India – Taj Mahal

When we started planning our trip to India and found out that we would have a weekend in Delhi, we started discussing what type of “cultural” activity we wanted to do on our day off. […]

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India – Traveling to the Taj Mahal

Since our trip lasted more than a week, we found ourselves with a free weekend for some site seeing and shopping.  I felt like as long as I was in India, I should at least […]

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India – Day 1 & 2 – Bangalore

Earlier in the spring I made my first trip to India and the Philippines, traveling on business.  To try to maximize our time while on the road, we planned an aggressive itinerary.  We were either […]

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Spring Break at Lake Lure, NC

Our family has made it a tradition of getting away for a long, Spring Break weekend since the kids were small.  Through the years, we have spent time in Washington, D.C.; Williamsburg, VA;  Atlanta, GA; […]

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Madrid to Barcelona Travel Day

Monday was our travel day back to Barcelona, where our trip began.  We had booked one night in Barceloneta (one of Barcelona’s five beaches on the Mediterranean Sea).  Since our return flight, on Tuesday, left […]

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Madrid Day 3 – El Buscon, Churros con chocolate, Retiro Park (take 2), and some random stuff

Last night for dinner we followed recommendations from Yelp (online rating and review service), which led us to El Buscon, about a 5 minute walk from here.  Like a lot of the restaurants in our […]

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Madrid Day 2 – Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, The Prado

Started our morning out with a 20 minute walk to the Royal Palace.   It was originally erected in the late 17th century and was patterned after Versailles in France.  It has 2800 rooms.  Although […]

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