Noi6 Around-the-World

Noi6 means "the 6 of us" in Romanian.

We are five, you are the sixth one.

We thank you for joining us in our trip around the world...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Big Bend National Park

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Feb. 19, 2019  Tuesday

The ranger at the Visitor Center suggests that, for one day in Big Bend National Park,  we should drive to Canyon Santa Elena and visit all the view points or trails that stem from the road. Though we entered the park last night, and slept at the Chisos Mountain Lodge, we received our map and visitor guide, The Paisano, this morning, after buying our National Park Pass. To get to the Canyon we have to climb out of the Chisos Basin and then take the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive (named after the first superintendent,  who, knowing the area so well, laid down the route to connect the most spectacular geological features of the west side of the park). 

Our trip is highlighted in blue.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Texas, From Right To Left

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Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

At the crack of the dawn, or better say when the dawns were thinking if they should crack, we were in the car driving. I know what I’m talking about, even if you don’t believe me, because there were clouds of flocks of starlings, perched on the wires that were holding the traffic lights, all facing the same way,  not knowing what to do, the light would change and they would start flying, and then re-perch, not enough light far away from the traffic.



Saturday, April 6, 2019

Galveston

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Another vacation! Hurray! This one starts in Houston and ends in San Diego. Mihai flew from Philadelphia earlier in the day and I flew from Romania, through Munchen, arriving at 4 pm.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Reverse Cultural Shock

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Last day in Japan starts early, packing all our belongings, leaving them in the apartment ready to go and heading toward Kiyomizu Dera. Being part of the “must see” either for tourists or for locals means one thing: hordes of people. It’s 8:45 and the place is packed. Policemen survey some steps and are vehemently forbidding people to take their picture. I wonder: is it because the sun is at such height in the sky that we don’t see the steps and could have an accident? We’ll find out later that somewhere in the temple there was a service and the picture would upset it.


Later in the afternoon when we were aloud to take the picture.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Noi6 Around-the-World: The Theme

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Noi6 Around-the-World: The Theme: Translated from English by Ileana Ruxandra 10 years later: For the past few weeks I searched on the internet trying to find families who went, or are or will be on a trip around the world. Mihai is...

Noi6 Around-the-World: The Bait

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Noi6 Around-the-World: The Bait: 10 years later, translated from Romanian: Mihai says to write, because we will forget and I’m sure he is right. For a long time I was somehow numb, yeah we took the decision to go a...

Noi6 Around-the-World: Beginnings

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Noi6 Around-the-World: Beginnings: translated from Romanian, 10 years later: Sir Ernest Shackleton … he tried to cross Antarctica going through South Pole in 1914. The ship was claimed by ice and for a year and a hal...

Monday, July 9, 2018

Nara's Deer

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October 28, 2015

We decide to visit Nara, again, because Ioan did not feed the deer four years ago. Good enough reason? Oh, yeah.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Four more, a Forest and Friends

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October 27, 2015

Google challenges us: we have managed to transport ourselves by subway and buses, but can we take a bus without a number and no recognizable signs? Proud to say: Yes, we can, and even have seats.




Friday, March 16, 2018

Twelve and Counting

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October 26, 2015

Today is going to be a long and full day. If yesterday we saw three temples, today we’re going to double that number.