Blogs from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, United States, North America


North America » United States » Tennessee » Tellico Plains September 26th 2014

Right now, the leaves are just beginning to turn, and we're ready to escape the deluge of old fat guys with long gray hair and black leathers on the loud motorcycles who will soon descend on Tellico Plains and the Cherohala Skyway. Our current plan is to fly to Madrid via London, travel by train to A Coruna, drive around Galicia, take the FEVE train across Asturia to Bilbao and San Sebastian, drive through the wine country of La Rioja, then return to Madrid to join a Diverbo class to reach English to Spanish business people. On the way home, we'll stop in London for a couple of days to visit Kulpreet Sangha, a friend from India. To our friends -- we'll see you in November!... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Tellico Plains January 18th 2012

Tom and I are getting ready to leave Tennessee AGAIN, traveling to Asia. Our current plan is to fly from Atlanta to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City or HCMC) and spend 6 weeks traveling in Vietnam, then to fly from Hanoi to Kunming, China, which is located north of Hanoi and east of Burma/Myanmar. In China, we plan to travel east from Kunming to Shanghai – another six weeks. Depending on the ferry schedule, we HOPE to take a 2-day trip to Osaka, Japan and travel there for about a month. We’ll fly home from Tokyo. Right now, we’re in the throes of final preparation. As I write this, Tom’s up in the guest room trying to downsize the contents of his backpack. The weight limit (20-25 pounds) is our personal goal; the size challenge is ... read more

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