Santiago by bus and by bike

Up next on our Santiago itinerary, Latin America’s tallest tower, a bus and a bike ride around town.

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Impressions of Qatar

Today we decided to take a spin around Doha. As is our custom, we opted for the local hop-on hop-off bus, though in this case our hopping was limited to the start and end of the ride. If there’s one thing that stands out it’s that Doha (and by extension Qatar) is a place under construction.

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What promises to be a stunning new Qatar National Museum. A little behind schedule, but definitely taking form.

As tourists there’s no doubt we get a skewed view of life in any country we visit, so take all of this with a grain of salt. That said, here’s what strikes me about Qatar after our first few days. Continue reading “Impressions of Qatar”

Hopping Around Istanbul

After a great first day in Istanbul we wanted to get a sense for the size of the city and hit some of the spots that aren’t within walking distance of our hotel.

With Ella on the team it’s not as easy to move around and we’re limited to a shorter day. With that in mind we decided to use a mode of transportation that we seem to have developed a taste for, hop-on hop-off buses. We first tried them in Chicago and Boston where they were a part of some packages. We also used them to get around Malta. So, when we saw them waiting across from Hagia Sophia, we figured we would give it a shot here in Istanbul.

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