Rounding The World – Day 39: Oahu, Hawaii (day 6 Of 7)…

We woke up this morning at the Four Seasons in Ko Olina feeling bittersweet that this luxurious adventure had come to an end. Wanting to maximize every moment left, we made our way past the yoga lawn and down through the volcanic rocks to a little secluded beach where the turtles swim. At first we couldn’t see any turtles but as we moved further and … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 39: Oahu, Hawaii (day 6 Of 7)…

Rounding the World – Day 38: Oahu, Hawaii (day 5 of 7)…

The ocean breeze blew thru the balcony screen as the sun gently woke us from our slumber. My friend off to yoga and me to catch up on writing, nothing more inspiring than an ocean view. The breakfast buffet was in full steam with more food than any one person should consume. As with yesterday, today we took the expansive selection as a personal challenge … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 38: Oahu, Hawaii (day 5 of 7)…

Rounding the World – Day 37: Oahu, Hawaii (day 4 0f 7)…

The Hawaiian sunrise shined it’s oranges and yellows into the hotel room and it was time to begin the day. The Four Seasons includes an espresso machine in each of the rooms which combined with the fluffy soft robes and expansive balcony, was the perfect way to start the morning. The light breeze blowing up from the ocean and the sound of the waves just … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 37: Oahu, Hawaii (day 4 0f 7)…

Rounding the World – Day 36: Oahu, Hawaii (day 3 of 7)…

We woke up to the intense Hawaiian sun shining in with it’s undeniable warmth. The day had begun. Outside the window was a view of Waikiki and it’s tall towering white buildings of apartments and hotels. From the 24th floor, to the right we could see patches of blue ocean and to the left we could see the long straight canal. In front of us … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 36: Oahu, Hawaii (day 3 of 7)…

Rounding the world – Day 35: Waikiki, Hawaii…

Today is my last day of solo travel, starting this evening I won’t be alone again until who knows when. If I was an extrovert that thought would probably excite me, but as an introvert it scares the crap out of me! Knowing me-time would be instantly constrained soon, I tried to catch up on writing, emails/texts to friends, etc. Before I knew the morning … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 35: Waikiki, Hawaii…

Rounding the World – Day 34: Waikiki, Hawaii…

The deep red orange sunrise shined in the airplane waking me up from my comfortable slumber. Hard to believe it was already morning, only 6 and a half hours from Tokyo to Honolulu. As the flight attendants came by to bring everyone their pastries and coffee, I realized I never did eat my dinner from the night before. ‘Would you like to eat your dinner … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 34: Waikiki, Hawaii…

Rounding the world – Day 33: Beijing to the Intl Date Line

Even though I went to bed at 10pm, somehow dragging myself out of bed when the alarm rang at 7am felt like torture. I scurried to finishing uploading my photos, send a few texts, repack my suitcase and run out the door in time to catch the shuttle to the airport. Even though we were ¼ of a mile from the Beijing airport, with the … Continue reading Rounding the world – Day 33: Beijing to the Intl Date Line

Rounding The World – Day 32: Beijing, China

It was the 6am stop at Jiningnan that woke me up as the train went completely still and silent. The sun not quite out though the lights of the station and city were diluting any attempt at seeing the stars. I climbed out of the top bunk clumsily flailing to the floor only to step in the nasty sloshy carpet below me. Darn it, where … Continue reading Rounding The World – Day 32: Beijing, China

Rounding the World – Day 31: Trans Siberian Rail (Mongolia)

It was 2am when I woke up nervous my alarm wouldn’t go off. My cracked cell phone could no longer be accessed and had been my most reliable alarm clock, the iPad only seemed to do as it’s told 50% of the time. Tossing and turning, I eventually decided to just get up and get my stuff all packed and my writing caught up. The … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 31: Trans Siberian Rail (Mongolia)

Rounding the World – Day 30: Ulan Bator, Mongolia

I awoke to the sun gently shining into to my private room as I stretched completely to fill the King size bed enjoying the fluffy pillows and soft mattress. The simple things like a real toilet and a real shower were like music to my ears. I spent the morning catching up on writing, emails, chatting with friends, family, etc. In my frenzied excitement to … Continue reading Rounding the World – Day 30: Ulan Bator, Mongolia