Leaving on a jet plane

The rest of this year is going to be a lot of fun. We’ve got a trip to Europe (4 countries in 17 days!), then a trip to Japan, and finally Dan & Tara try to make things kosher with Jesus. There is also possibly a trip to New Orleans for Dan’s bachelor party in there somewhere. I’m going to force my way into the bachelor party because dammit, I’m the groomsgirl.

I’ve been planning, planning, planning for weeks (okay months) now and everything is booked except for the Kyoto leg of our Japan trip. First the details from our Europe trip. We begin in Paris and have rented a gorgeous apartment in the Montorgueil area. (Click on “Large Pictures” to see all 21 photos.) I’m looking forward to finishing the things on my Paris list while we are there and Misha is looking forward to eating a lot.

In Copenhagen we got a really good deal on the Ascot Hotel. I don’t have a huge list of things to do in Copenhagen, but Misha has a huge restaurant list. He had a reservation to Noma before we had a hotel or flight there!

Once we get to Amsterdam Misha goes back to work. We are staying at the Eden American Hotel because that’s where his coworker stays. I didn’t really like Amsterdam the first time we went, so I haven’t really planned much. I am going to go to the Anne Frank House and plan on eating frites at Chipsy King & pancakes at the Pancake Bakery.

London is our last stop on our European tour. Ah London, I love London. Not as much as I love Sydney, but I am glad to be going back. I have lots of plans and love the hotel we are staying at. We have a room at the Hotel Indigo at Paddington station. I got a really good deal on the executive king room (girl not included) for the days we are paying but couldn’t get the same deal for the days work is paying for. We are in a double room for those days. I get to have fun while Misha is at work during the day, so I’ll get to go to museums that he would find to be boring.

Now briefly, on to the Japan trip. Dan, Jeremy, and our friend Matt are all going with us. We will start in Tokyo and are staying at the Hotel Monterey Hanzomon (There’s a moat around the hotel!). We leave and go to Kyoto for 3 nights. I’m not certain yet where we will be staying while in Kyoto. We would like to stay in a traditional Japanese inn, I just have to locate one… We finish out the last few days back in Tokyo. I’ll probably post more details on the Japan trip (or not knowing me) once I’m back from Europe.

About SP

Recovering pharmacy technician, History BA, wife to a workaholic, mommy to one pup and two boys, epileptic, vegetarian. I've got a mouth like a sailor & find myself becoming more cynical & more liberal all the time.
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