I'm sure you've all been waiting with bated breath, but it is looking more and more like Hong Kong and Singapore as the final destination. I know people have recommended against HK but having never been there I would like to check it out for myself.
The only bad part is that we would be travelling next July. When it will be 95F with 100% humidity. That will make for some lovely photos.
"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16
Well, my wife and I honeymooned in Skagway Alaska, but, you know, not everyone has the kind of pull I do.
"I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."
~ Otterpop ~
You stupid Americans, thinking that you enjoy the highest quality of life on the planet with your two weeks of paid vacation time! In Europe, according to EU Directive 2004-32456-Y, all workers in the EU are entitled to 12 weeks of paid holiday time per year. Such holiday time is needed after our admittedly grueling eight-hour work days (2.5 hours in the morning, three hour nap as mandated by EU Directive 1998-53276-ß, 2.5 hours in the afternoon, with the commute considered as work time). In my country, the Ministry For Health pays for one four-week holiday, which my partner Lëna and I spent this year at Club Med in Madagascar. How many of you stupid Americans can say you've been to Madagascar, or that you've even heard of Madagascar? You probably think it's a stock car race, which of course would be inferior to our FIA World Championship.
I make spit on you and your stupid country, covering my mouth so Canada, Mexico and Cuba do not get hit. Ptui! Ptui!
Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey
cripes.....i just for only the second time in my current position was able to compile 80 hours of leave after almost 5 years Starting next year I get 3 weeks a year for the first time in my career
“The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- See more at: http://www.thekingcenter.org/king-ph....r7W02j3S.dpuf
Soapy Smith's - had not thought of that bar name since I was at UCD.
50 days until we land in Hong Kong!
Flights have been arranged, hotels have been booked, loose itinerary has been developed, netbook has been ordered, new shoes have been purchased.
Now we just need our tax return and we're good to go!