2017/7: July 27-Aug 1 in Menorca, Spain

Posted Posted in Europe, Spain

NYU Stern reunion on the island of Menorca

6/30 Uganda – Departure Day

Posted Posted in Africa, Europe, Uganda

The Swiss and I travelled back to Entebbe together, and the rest of the group drove on to Nairobi. To say good-bye, I got up at 5:45 to have breakfast and with them well. We all got along quite well on this trip – despite the long, hot drives – I knew I would miss them.

140629 G Adventures Group
The gang Back: Johnson, Jackie, Brett, Maj, Xander, Steffi, J, Pam, Emmely, John, Ian Front: Johannes, Ana, Kate, Lissette, Mags, Doug
140629 BusTruck
Goodbye, Bus-truck.
140630 Campsite
My room
140630 Stoney and Smoothie (1)
A Stoney and a Smoothie
140630 Nile Monitor
Nile Monitor

140630 Campsite (3)

The Swiss and I drove together to Kampala in a van and had dinner together at the Red Chili Hideaway. Lovely Sabrina let me use her shower and extra bed for a few hours of sleep before leaving at 11:30 for a 4:00AM flight out of Entebbe. I connected through Cairo and landed in Geneva at 8:00AM, where I’d spend the next few days with one of my favorite European families: the Comptons.

140701 EgyptAir Alps
Boarding Egypt Airlines
140701 EgyptAir Alps (1)
The Alps
140701 EgyptAir Alps (2)
The Alps
140704 French July 4 (1)
A French 4th of July

 

Madrid, Monday, May 30, 2011

Posted Posted in Europe, Sightseeing

Monday, May 30, 2011

Since the night before was a late one, I slept in until noon – which is just crazy, but since it’s my vacation I’ll take it. I had a lovely breakfast in the hotel and then went out for a day of walking all over Madrid, sightseeing, and enjoying this fabulous city.

Reina Sofia
Much of the afternoon was spent in the fabulous Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, where I learned a tremendous amount of history about Dali and Picasso. In addition to seeing the famous Le Geurnica. Here’s a photo montage of my favorite paintings.


Reina Sofia

Miro

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Madrid, Sunday, May 29, 2011

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May 29, 2011

Jet lag got the best of me.  I slept in, went downstairs for breakfast, and then went back to the room to nap.  Then I rallied.
Museo del Prado

First stop was the Museo del Prado, Spain’s main art museum with the world’s best collection of (obviously) Spanish art.  Of course I couldn’t take pictures of any of it, but it was amazing.

Museo del Prado

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Madrid, Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Sat, May 28
This was a true exploration day. The weather was warm and sunny, so I walked all around the city and absorbed the culture. 

Plaza de la Puerta del Sol
I was particularly intrigued by the Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, where hundreds of protestors had pitched their tents and tarps to speak out against the country’s financial crisis. Spain has a proud history of revolutions and revolutionaries, and this Plaza is often the site of protests. It was a city of tarps, tents, placards, speeches, and sweat. And it was fascinating to stroll around. 

My hotel – the Westin Palace

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