How about a pictorial post featuring some highlights from our various travels the last few years? It seems like a good idea to me. As you probably know if you read the blog thoroughly, we do talk about our travels a bit, but we’re not really travel bloggers in the sense of step-by-step, day-by-day chronicling of our journeys. That has its own appeal, but lots of people do it and probably better than we could. Instead, I offer a handful of what I think are our best instagrams capturing some curious, challenging, or memorable moments from our adventures, and a micro-snippet of a story for each one.
You’ve gotta be kidding me. Another staircase! AAAAAH! Italy, 2014.
Maybe the coolest looking mall in the world? Even the bathrooms were awesome. You should go there, because it’s technologically amazing. Thailand, 2014.
I attended the Sweihan Camel Festival with a small busload of my students. It was phenomenally boring. We drank coffee together and sat around at one point. UAE, 2014.
South Africa, 2013: no better way to see the hills, or a mongoose. Thank goodness for our friend who watched the little one while we spent an hour doing this!
When you gotta drive following some rain. UAE, 2013.
There were cows moving about freely, and there was trash strewn everywhere, too.
Who cares about the frigid weather and icy walkways? Russia, 2012.
You never know what you’ll encounter in Downtown Dubai. 2012.
We strolled through Bhaktapur’s beautiful squares, toddler in tow. Nepal, 2015.
Turtle LOVED off-roading and exploring. Jordan, 2014.
LOVED, not least because there were no seat belts in the Land Cruiser!
Curvy, narrow roads, steep drop-offs, staying just ahead of bad weather. Liechtenstein, 2014.
Seeing the Himalayas–from 32,000 feet. 2015.
Close encounters of the monkey kind, descending from Swamabhunath Temple on a hilltop–Nepal, 2015.
The child loved snow, too, but not mittens. Czech Republic, 2014.
Getting around Wadi Rum the old-fashioned way; the baby aboard in the Boba carrier. He got used to it and didn’t mind after a little while. Jordan, 2014.
The way out of the temperature-constant caverns. France, 2014.
Sometimes sitting on a park bench lets you witness a story. Could it be true love? France, 2014.
Peculiar local customs. UAE, 2012.
More peculiarity–drive-in shisha cafe. UAE, 2012.
Sometimes napping just can’t wait, like here in Nepal, 2015.
Fancy a freshly fried snack? We didn’t. This was at the night market in northeastern Thailand with friends. 2014.