Travel Blogs from Kirkland
You can never prepare for the moment your lifelong dreams come true. For me, that moment is right now. As I sit here at Sea-Tac Intl Airport, I am overwhelmed with such intense feelings my head is about to explode. Nervous/ excited/ scared hardly describes my emotions but one this is for sure, despite how I am feeling... THIS IS HAPPENING. AHHHH! Its really happening! I'm about to board my flight to Newark, NJ...then its a non stop flight to Milan, ...
... is the least expensive place to buy electronics after Tokyo.
Phuket - I'll need some beach-time by that point.
Yangon - Site of the Shwedagon Pagoda where relics of the last four Buddha's are interned.
Mandalay - Jumping off point to the temples of Bagan.
Kathmandu Valley (Nepal)
Boudha - Stupa dedicated to Kassapa Buddha
Bhaktapur - Popular ...
... since the trip is run by a small British company and . Tip: don't use HSBC bank.
* shopping for clothing and gear needed for this unique trip - it's weird packing for a trip that I need clothes for both hot and freezing weather. The only other trip like this was my Santiago - Antarctica - Buenos Aires trip but on that trip I had a large suitcase and only had to unpack once on the cruise ship - this time it all has ...
... The hotdog and drink - the same at $1.50 is a great value. We stocked up on our couple of staples - the dried fruit and nut mixture, great wine - we focused on the locally produced in the Columbia valley - both red and whites. Our stops today also included Walmart and a laundromat. I've been noticing that while most Walmart's are laid out the same, the do cater to the local needs. Here I took a picture of crab and lobster traps. In ...
... lunch of fresh fish with great cab cakes and salad. The cranberry Arnold Palmer's were a big hit as well.
Finished the day with a bit of shopping at the Alderwood Mall. This mostly amounted in me torturing some nice man named Kevin in an effort to find a pair of black pumps that fit and didn't look like they belonged on Madame Librarian. Poor man was very patient ad clearly understood the Nordstrom Way.