Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Worst Vacation Photo Ever

An article I wrote about the trip that's detailed on this blog appears Sunday in The Washington Post. I'll also be participating in a Post Travel Web chat on Monday. In the meantime, here are some some answers to questions people ask us:

What were your favorite places? Madrid, Hong Kong and Bali. Madrid was spectacular as a return to the first world. Hong Kong was SOOO much better than we ever expected; we want to go back. And Bali? It was Bali. Yes, it's so, so far away. But ... it's Bali.

How about your least favorite? For me, Agra. For my husband, Cairo. We debated this one at some length, and decided to call it a draw.

What was your favorite bar? The Jaya Pub Bali, which featured live karaoke. (Meaning the music was live, not recorded.) Second place? Probably the Irish pub in Wadi Musa, Jordan. Culture clash is so cool.

(Oh, and the photo is me, in the infamous Adventure Pants. I didn't say they were flattering, just practical.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

More Than 29 Photos

Hmmm... it seems it can take longer to sort through instant digital photos than it used to take to deal with the old-fashioned film kind. Here's a highlights slide show from this summer's trip: