was it worth it?

hell yes. traveling always is, and i really can’t say i ever regretted a trip. i saw so many amazing things, chatted with some really great people, and lived outside my comfort zone for a few weeks – something i always enjoy. in the 14 days we were on the road, we traveled through 12 countries. not so shabby if i do say so…

what you didn’t see

like i did on our Vietnam blog, i thought it would be fun to put together a slideshow of Bob and i throughout the trip just being us. i also threw in some pictures of where we stayed (and one of Bob’s many disgusting meals). at the bottom, i had to include a sample of one of the many intellectual conversations we had while…

my ho-hum Autobahn experience

last night i realized that a portion of our drive today from Slovakia to Slovenia would be on the west Autobahn. of course i was excited to get on the road and see what our rental could do!!! turns out the section we were on had a 130 km/h speed limit, but traffic was moving at about 140 to 160 km/h which translates to…

through Austria to Bratislava, Slovakia

in typical fashion, bob and i got to chatting last night while walking around Venice and we decided to jam up to Bratislava, Slovakia this morning. it wasn’t too far, and we figured it would beat driving only a few hours to a town that didn’t look like it had too much going on like we had originally planned earlier in the day. after…

Venice, Italy

like i said yesterday, Venice is wonderful. i really can’t say much more than that. it’s a town that just has to be experienced to fully understand what it’s all about. it’s vibrant, it’s laid back, it’s mysterious, (and on, and on, and on…) simply stated, it’s one of the most brilliant cities i’ve ever been to. these photos show how i saw Venice…

Venice (intro)

after sleeping in a bit longer than we wanted to this morning (we meet a cool Aussie last night and stayed out a bit later than expected), we grabbed a quick bite at the same cafe we ate at yesterday and hit the road towards the north. the drive took about five hours, and the highways here are loads better than what we had…