Travel Blogs from Frederick
... had recognised in 1796 and had persuaded Congress to set up an armoury and arsenal here to help defend the fledgling Republic and encourage industry. By the 1860s the town was turning out 10,000 rifles and muskets a year. The town had a street of well preserved Federal buildings and was famous for John Brown's raid in 1859 on the arsenal. He was an ardent abolitionist but the plan failed and he was eventually hanged. ...
... in the country's capital, Al-Manama (mainly the result of foreign business and the U.S. Naval Base stationed there), so there are still western activities to be found everywhere. There are also a good amount of western restaurants like Applebees, Burger King, Chili's, etc., though most people say it's much cheaper to eat local food. Something tells me the cuisine may be the biggest adventure of all! I may be known ...
That was fun! Wilma was invited to a party this saturday, I could come along, and it turned out it was my birthday day ;-) Since Linda's birthday was a few days ago, we both had a birthday cake!!! So, we made a wish and blew the "50" candle... see the blog picture ;-)
Could I ever dream a better way to celebrate my half of a century??
In the morning we went for a real good cholesterol ...
Some of you might be curious as to what we're bringing and how we plan to get around.
For starters, being herded between first-class hotels in air-conditioned buses is not our thing. For us, a large part of the adventure is staying in the local guesthouses or hostels. We do love to interact and try our hand at the local language as much as possible. Sonia loves to make new friends and I tag along for the ...
... last time I made this trip, I used my early-morning wake-up as an excuse to visit Tokyo’s incredible fish market. But now I am not sure how close our “ryokan” will be to “Tsukiji” or even if they still allow civilians like me to wander ‘midst the sedan-sized tuna being auctioned off to the sushi-makers of Nippon.
The thrill of this trip, of course, is to see this familiar land through the wide-eyes of my beloved ...
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