Monthly Archives: October 2012

It feels very sudden, despite months of preparations, but it's now less than a day before we head off for what will be a very big adventure. Tomorrow the flight will take us to the first stop on our journey, New Delhi. We're braced for a bit of a culture shock but more and more excited for each hour that passes. A quick outline of our trip: India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali, Singapore, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico. We've been trying to catch up with as many of our friends as possible before heading off. But alas, some we have not had the chance to meet up with. We'll be sure to get around to see everyone on our return in five months time. We're feeling very humbled by all the well wishes from everybody - and we had a most wonderful leaving-party (sorry neighbours). One of the highlights must be the cake by Lauren Absolutely amazing! We've been repeatedly stabbed by various doctors/nurses and injected with many concoctions to vaccinate us against what felt like every disease known to man... Everything (almost) is now packed and today we're sorting the very last details out. Soon we'll not have any more time for more details and what has not been sorted just won't be - tough luck... This reminds me I have to get started. We're off!!!

Architectural impressions of New York.

Although only a very short trip to New York we did get to see a fair bit just by walking around, criss-crossing Manhattan, and going into Brooklyn, Queens and Long island. Here are some of those impressions we encountered along the way. Wish we could have had more time to explore – I suppose we’ll just have to come back to New York to continue our discovery of this iconic city.


On our recent trip to New York City we were fortunate to have a day where we were taken around sightseeing. We headed out to Long Island, and an island called Fire Island. It was a bit of a drive out there, but it was very much worthwhile. There is the Fire Island Lighthouse which you can go to the top of, and they give you a certificate for walking up and down the steps. Being an old structure and not very wide there is of course no lift inside. The walk up isn’t too strenuous though. The view from the top makes you quickly forget the workout anyway. Serene and peaceful views of the sea, beach, and the surrounding area. Also had a little walk on the beautiful sandy beach not far from the lighthouse – lovely to get the feet cooled off in the water.

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