London: Lumiere + The Play that Goes Wrong

Upon arriving back in London for the afternoon, Google alerted Eric that the Lumiere Light Festival was starting that evening. My aunt had mentioned it previously but we assumed we would miss it. So, in between a lovely relaxing bottle of wine at Gordon’s Wine Bar and our West End show, The Play That Goes Wrong, we ventured out in search of a few of the installations.

Aquarium @ Lumiere  The Wave @ Lumiere

Lve Motion @ Lumiere

Voyage @ Lumiere

While the app was helpful in finding several of the locations, a few were off by a block or not found at all. I wish we had more time to track down these art installations, but we saw as much as we could with the limited time we had.

As for the play, we very much enjoyed it but found the Comedy About a Bank Robbery funnier overall.

London: food + drink in Berkshire Co.

Bracknell The Yorkshire Rose — We weren't terribly hungry after a substantial Sunday roast lunch, so we were drawn by the options of small plates. Not too busy on a Sunday night with just two other tables in the back room. I opted for the small … [Continue reading]

London: Sunday Roast with Aunt Kim + Jules

We purposely left Sunday morning free to meet up with Kim and Jules, who proposed lunch at a pub on the Thames. To get out there we took the Tube to the Kew Garden station and met up at Tap on the Line pub for a quick drink, then took an Uber to The … [Continue reading]

London: Imperial War Museum, a Polish Kitchen + the death of my phone

Our flight landed early at Heathrow and because we have done this trip over a dozen times it took us no time at all to get to our hotel in Earl's Court. As it was Saturday morning there were (unsurprisingly) no rooms available at 8am. So we dropped … [Continue reading]

2017 Travel Overview

Previous years-in-review – 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Some of our travel stats for the year: 122k+ total air miles on 6 airlines: American Airlines, Southwest, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, WestJet, and Malaysian … [Continue reading]

Shanghai: M50 & Jing’na Sculpture Park

Today was to be the day for travel to the nearby ancient town Suzhou... but alas, we were thwarted! Though there are a reported 60 train trips available between the two cities, we couldn't get a train for several hours when we showed up at 10am to … [Continue reading]

Shanghai 2017: Nanxing

After a leisurely breakfast, we spent a couple of hours Friday morning on FaceTime with family and friends wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving back in the States (where it was still Thursday evening). After our calls home we took the subway … [Continue reading]