December 08, 2006
For a job that's supposed to be local...

I sure am spending alot of time on the road. I'm averaging 1 trip overseas every two months. Well, I guess I should be thankful since I'm not really living overseas anymore...just visiting, a week at a time. I almost feel like a tourist again!

So here's what I did:

September - Paris, France: So, maybe I didn't NEED to go, but why pass up a chance to go to Paris? I still feel like a regular as I showed some local folks my old favorite spots (which, by the way, they were VERY impressed with). Infact, a waiter at my favorite restaurant recognized me and thought I lived locally in Paris!

October - Belfast, Ireland: It nice of the cabby to point out bus stops and such where bombs had gone off just months ago. But other than that, the architecture was amazing. I took the train down to Dublin to visit a friend. He lives in Sandy Cove, close to Bono and Enya. There's a place on the rocky shore called the "Forty-Footer" where the locals jump into the ICE COLD sea every week. I walked out on the rocks in a winter coat and could manage about 2 minutes before running back to building. THEY'RE CRAZY!!!

November - Tokyo, Japan: I felt little better this time navigating the streets and buildings in Tokyo. Probably because I was usually with large groups of English speaking people. Woo hoo! It was a bit too cold to hike Mt Fuji, but one of these days, I'll give it a go.

So, if I don't talk to y'all soon,

Merry Christmas 2006!

Posted by mbang at 06:01 PM