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The Long Way Home

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Tickets have been purchased. Tentative routing: Cairo->Bangkok Bangkok -> Chiang Mai Chiang Mai->Hanoi Hanoi->Hoi An Hoi An->Nha Trang Nha Trang->Saigon Saigon->Mekong Delta Delta->Phnom Penh Phnom Penh->Siem Reap Siem Reap->Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpir->Manila Manila->Seattle Man, I got tired just typing that out.

Apparently, I have been a VERY good boy this year

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My karma paid off in truck loads today. Santa delivered. Whatever metaphor you want, I scored today, and I scored BIG. I don’t know what I have done to deserve, but I am gonna take it. Today was the Annual European Christmas Bazaar. It is held in early December every year here in Cairo. All [...]

Brussels one more time

( Travel andbeer )

[Edit: I forgot to link to some photos.] So we trained down from Mechelen to Brussels for one more night. We picked up our luggage that we had left at the Marriott when we swung through Brussels at the start of our trip. We began our last day of beer tourism trying to get to [...]

Mechelen and Hotel Carolus

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[Edit: A couple of crappy photos here] We spent 3 nights in Mechelen at the Hotel Carolus. It is attached to and part of Het Anker brewery. Our hotel room looked right out over the brewery yard. There is a lovely pub and restaurant attached to the brewery. We drank a few pints of what [...]

Antwerp and Westmalle

( Photographs andTravel andbeer )

We needed to kill a night before heading to Mechelen. So we spent one night in Antwerp. Mainly to head to Wesmalle. So arrived at Antwerp, put our luggage in a locker and headed for the bus station outside. It is about an hour long bus ride from Antwerp central. So, we hopped the bus [...]

Ghent again

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[Edit: Photos from Ghent available here.] So we woke up the next morning feeling FAR better than we had any right to after the long day and night of drinking. Perhaps walking 40 minutes back to our B&B helped. We decided to stay one more night in Ghent, but the B&B we were in had [...]


( Travel andbeer )

We found our way to HopDuvel and opened the door. We were greated by a loud cheer “YOU MUST BE KADDEE AND JACK! WELCOME! COME IN COME IN!” Uuhh. “Hi”. Our American friend on the bicycle, Stefan, had arrived first. He had been embraced by a group of [hard drinking] locals that had spent the [...]

Ghent Part II

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The next morning, groggy and covered in mosquito bites, we stumbled out for some food. We ended up at Waterhuis ann de Bierkant. I had a delicious rabbit stew made with Chimay. We started lunch sitting outside. But the temperature started to drop and the wind picked up. It looked like rain. We decided to [...]

Ghent Part I

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The next day was a travel day. Packed up and headed for the train station. Right next to the train station is this huge flea market held every Saturday. We put our luggage in a locker in the train station and wandered through the flea market. It was a interesting experience. Apparently it is a [...]

Brugge, Part Deux

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[Edit: Photos from our time in Brugge available here.] After a very comfortable nights sleep and a filling breakfast at the B&B, I repeated to Kaddee that the day was her’s till about 4pm or so and we would do whatever she would like to do. She decided to do laundry . We spent an [...]

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