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Asia » Nepal » Himalayas November 1st 2010

Himalayan Glacier Trekking - 14 day Everest Base Camp trek Its too hard to put this into words right now. The photos will have to do for now. It was the most amazing thing weve ever done, the hardest thing we've ever done, and the proudest thing weve ever done.... read more
Kathmandu Domestic Airport
Delays to Lukla
Agni Airlines

Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu October 17th 2010

Our time in Kathmandu was split into 2 parts - pre-trek and post-trek. These photos are from both those experiences. Before our trek, we visited Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa (Boudha Stupa), and Thamel. This was quite a shocking change from Dubai and took until we returned from the trek to complete wrap our heads around any of it. Not only are there interesting things to see everywhere you look, but there are cars and motorcycles coming AT you everywhere you look (and also everywhere you are not looking). We live in NYC and we've never been this worried about getting run over like we were in Kathmandu. I also might add that traffic patterns are frantic as there are no working street lights, no stop signs, and there are often cows walking in ... read more
Durbar Square
Durbar Square
Durbar Square

Middle East » United Arab Emirates October 16th 2010

Dubai, Sharjah, and the Omani mountains... read more
Burj Dubai
Ski Dubai
Burj Kalifa

Europe » Greece » Attica » Athens October 15th 2010

Here we rented an Apartment near the Megaro Moussikis blue line stop for a week. It was also the week of free entry to the Acropolis/all Athenian ruins. So we went twice, and then another time after that. The rest of the time we spent with our friends Stratos and Niki and eating more greek food.... read more
Parthenon
Acropolis
Athenian fast food - they serve wine

Europe » Greece » Central Macedonia October 2nd 2010

Thessaloniki and Litochoro. After our time in the islands with family, we flew up to Thessaloniki in Macedonia/North Greece. It was a nice change of pace and was an opportunity to see the Turkish history in that part of Greece, as well as taste alot of amazing northern Greek foods. After leaving the city we headed to Litochoro, the town at the base of Mount Olympus. We attempted to climb it, but Zeus brought all kinds of low altitude rain and fog throughout the 2 days we we were there. We hiked the first 14 kilometers from Litochoro to Prionia. This is technically not even on Mount Olympus yet, however it is the beginning of the traditional trail to the summit. Apparently, the rain and fog disappeared about 10 kilometers or so beyond where we decided ... read more
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki

Europe » Greece » Crete September 30th 2010

My parents came and joined us for a week in Crete. We spent time in both Iraklio and Chania, with a visit to Knossos starting out the trip. We spent one of the days on a 16 kilometer hike through the Samaria gorge. My mom finished the last 6 kilometers on a donkey due to knee issues and general slowness. Epic story, wish I had seen it (Matt and I had gone on ahead of them). Needless to say, the rest of the time was spent at the beach.... read more
Parents
Knossos
Knossos

Europe » Greece » South Aegean September 18th 2010

We were lucky enough to have family come visit and travel with us for a little bit on the trip. The first family to come were Melanie and Paul. (Matt's sister and her husband). We spent half our time on Santorini and half the time on Milos. It was awesome to see them and to share this part of our trip with them. ... read more
Santorini
Santorini
Santorini

South America » Argentina » Mendoza » Mendoza August 31st 2010

Mendoza, Uco Valley Hostel Lao... read more
Mendoza
Wines of Mendoza, tasting
Mendoza




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