Archive for the 'Travels abroad' Category

Mother In Law Diaries, Days 6-9

Since we spent all these days at the Black Sea, it makes sense to lump them together. Day 6 We headed to Albena, a resort at the Black Sea by plane. We got to the airport nice and early and had an easy check-in. And then we waited and waited and…waited. First in one area […]

Mother In Law Diaries, Day 5

And we’re back where left off those oh-so many weeks ago before I left for my European Extravanganza….back to the visit from Linda, Mark’s mom. When I left, we were on Day 4, our adventure to Rila Monastery….you will recall that??? So, we clearly needed a day of rest before another major adventure, such as […]


You know that song by Fer.gie? The one that goes–My London Bridges wanna go down. Or something like that. Well, I felt very Fer.gie today. Besides passing by the London Bridge, I traveled “first class”. Listen to this… I began my day at 5am. That was after a late, late night that was made even […]

Not All Technology is Created Equal

Particularly in the Czech Republic. Grrrr. The internet cafes I found in Prague were sorry, pathetic little places–something like a few antiquated machines put in a back room with an attendant who could barely use a calculator. No chat programs with which to talk to Mark and an internet connection that moved at a snail’s […]

More Time to Write

I have a little more time to write today. The rates are much better here at this internet cafe than they have been elsewhere, so I will fill you all in a bit. I left on Monday morning and took two flights to finally land in Split, Croatia. The flight into Croatia was pretty amazing. […]

My Life as a Lizard

So we have moved from Split to Dubrovnik. It was….quite a bus ride. 5 hours of competitions. The Battle of the Loudest Baby, and The Battle of the Stinkiest Dude. 2 competitions I would not ordinarily choose to spectate. And so we arrived a bit frazzled…but this place is worth the bus ride. Truly. They […]

Croatia Baby

Yeah, I am here in Croatia (Split, to be exact) and I am pretty sure that THIS IS THE BEST PLACE ON EARTH!!! The water is clear and warm and amazing. The beaches have little rocks that don’t get you all dirty. The food is delicious. Here is the quick rundown (My minutes are counted […]

Mother In Law Diaries…Day 4

Rila Monastery And so we set out for an adventure, Linda and I. If you have never been here, you should know that Rila Monastery is not the easiest place to get to, but so so so worth seeing. I had read in the bible that a bus left Sofia Ovcha Kupel bus station at […]

Me=Travel Agent

So, I know I should be uploading pictures of my recent trip to Veliko Turnovo and I should be writing to you about the whole weekend, but….. I have been busy playing travel agent. I am planning a tour of Europe and trying to arrange all the budget aifares from budget airlines and budget lodging […]

Overseas Finances…Turns Out…Not So Fun

You would not BELIEVE how 8 months in another country can affect your financial life. Here, I thought I had a foolproof plan to make sure all our bills were paid and our miscellaneous expenses were dealt with. But apparently my plan was anything but foolproof. Just some fun tidbits about our current state of […]