Rounding the world – Day 12: Tallinn, Estonia…

After going strong for 11 days, I gave myself some reprieve today. Not because my body was exhausted, but my mind was exhausted. Too many data points, too short of time. Ha! Today was a balmy mid 40s, super exciting. I left the wool coat behind and went with just the fleece and down vest. Awe. Curious as to what the hotel buffet would include, … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 12: Tallinn, Estonia…

Rounding the World – Day 11: Riga To Tallinn…

This morning was surprisingly in the 30s – a heat wave – haha. Highs forecasted in the 40s, wow! Despite how much I historically liked large breakfast buffets, I surprised myself that I preferred to pay for a cappuccino and homemade pastries instead. Can you believe I gave up a free breakfast!?! There was this little bakery around the corner that handmade every morning a … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 11: Riga To Tallinn…

Rounding the world – Day 9: Vilnius to Riga…

The clouds are back! I guess the rareness of the sun just makes us appreciate it more. The temperatures are slowly dropping more and more each day, this morning it was high 20s. I guess that means I should be totally ready for the chill of Siberia in a couple weeks! Silver lining, ha! This morning was a bit of a wash, I had covered … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 9: Vilnius to Riga…

Rounding the world – Day 8: Vilnius, Lithuania…

Oh where oh where did the day start? Vilnius Lithuania! Although it remained in the 40s all day, today was the first time I’d seen the sun in over 2 weeks. Long overdue! That’s excluding the brief interlude at 30,000 feet after we got above the rain clouds in New York and before the night set in. I started the day at the local coffee … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 8: Vilnius, Lithuania…

Rounding the world – Day 7: Vilnius, Lithuania…

Today started as a continuation of yesterday as I barely slept on the bus. Around 2am, we stopped for the drivers to switch out and for folks to smoke. We stopped again at 4am because the police pulled us over. It seemed civil, not like the time in Nicaragua many years back where they got everyone off the bus, set me and the guy I … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 7: Vilnius, Lithuania…

Rounding the world – Day 4: Warsaw…

Another drizzly cold day in Europe, temperatures remained in the low 50s and everyone was bundled up for winter. My day started with a relaxing morning of catching up on emails and writing while drinking coffee in the hotel room. I decided to skip breakfast in order to start the day’s activities and then I was off. About 300m from the hotel was the main … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 4: Warsaw…