I waited a bit and then called AJK in his room and asked if he was still interested in trying to salvage Palau. [AJK: Actually, Dan waited precisely 37 minutes after we finished eating dinner, and me telling him not to bother me until the morning so I could get a decent night of sleep and get over this fever, but you see how well Dan follows directions when he gets an idea in his head…] And he said in no uncertain terms that his boss was counting on him being back Friday morning. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
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After getting back into the convertible at about 6pm the skies darkened and the rain started pouring. Clearly this was not our day. [AJK: Though I still don’t understand why we couldn’t jetski from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sissies.] We did learn something interesting though. As long as you’re driving, you won’t get even a drop of rain on you in the front seats of a convertible. But as soon as we stopped we really got drenched so we stopped to a 7-Eleven to put up the roof. AJK picked up a Reese’s Peanut Butter Bar for himself and some chips for me. There aren’t many times in my life when I’ve felt deprived by only eating cholov yisroel products, but this was one of them 😉 … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu
The Park Hyatt has a free shuttle that runs between the hotel and Shinjuku station, but the station is sprawling and despite asking the hotel for the location of the shuttle we were unable to figure out where to go. So we hopped in a taxi for a quick ride to the hotel. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
The Milky Way is a part of the Rock Islands that is made of a white clay floor. They bring a big bucket of a clay up to the boat for everyone to rub over themselves before jumping into the water to wash it off. I passed on the rub, but AJK went to town with the stuff. [AJK: Seriously, how can you go to the Milky Way and not partake of the Milk? Dan, you’re gonna have to use this as an excuse to go back to Palau. Me? Well, I’m telling Mrs. AJK that she simply *must* travel 25 hours on a plane to experience the Milky Way. I’ll let you know how it goes.] … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau And Jellyfish Lake
The ship offered a variety of talks, often held between tea time and happy hour. OneOcean staff spoke about the wildlife we would see and the natural history of the region, while scientists on board spoke about the research they were conducting on whales and penguins. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 3: Diverted To The Falkland Islands!
We connected through Newark on the return. Many people hate flying through Newark. I love it as it means I can get some of the best kosher General Tzo or Sesame Chicken in the world with free delivery from New Kosher Special to the airport. I even made the order on their website using the GoGo internet from the plane! … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Eating Our Way Through Montreal