The Wildflowers

After looking at one Facebook post about a rare bloom of wildflowers in Lake Elsinore, we had to go see it! We had a very wet winter in Southern California that created  this scenery that was so stunning it  stopped  traffic. We started our day early, but not early enough to avoid the crowds that…

Happy Constitution Day, Bergen!!!

Our flight to Bergen arrived really late, but we were still able to see the mighty Norwegian Fjords from the air. We were so lucky to choose the hostel right above the loudest hostel in the city so since we couldn’t sleep we walked around to see the excitement but didn’t last long because we…

Eitan FOMO: Hoover Dam Edition

We planned for an early morning to beat the crowds at the Hoover Dam, but we made the costly mistake of stopping in a crowded restaurant on our way. Breakfast took 2 hours, so by the time we got close to the Dam, this was the traffic…. After a security check (after 9/11 they increased…

Fairy-tale Bled

With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers who just look for a…

And On The Seventh Day… We Rested

After we arrived from the Annapurna hike we could not resist to walk even more! the lake was beautiful so we walked around until we found a nice restaurant to eat our first real meal. Eitan got a nice real steak and Sarah was happy with a glass of wine. We continued our walk around…

On the Way

The next morning we visited the Palcho Monastery in Gyantse on the way to Lhasa. We drove though very beautiful green mountain scenery. The monastery precinct is a complex of structures, which, apart from the Tsuklakhang Monastery, also includes its Kumbum, believed to be the largest such structure in Tibet, that is most notable for…

The Venice Of The East

We started our morning a little late after a rough battle with the snooze. Too late for breakfast so we made it an early lunch with some Indian food. We recently discovered how good they cook Okra here, or how locals call it “lady fingers”. It came by pure luck in one thali and since…

Destination: Sri Lanka

We had a transit day in Bangkok… Sarah got a pedicure to help recover her feet from all the bare feet temple walking (it was a noticeably good pedicure!),  Eitan used the day to book some hostels for later in the trip, we went shopping for some clothes and we ate our last delicious Thai…