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Monday, February 29, 2016

Upcoming trip: China!

My recent schedule has really impacted my writing on the blog, but since it's Leap Day I figured I better get back into it.  And since I'm also traveling this week it's another good motivation for me to put together a post.

That's right...I'm headed to China!  Bejing to be exact.  I will depart on Thursday, arrive Friday evening, tour all day Saturday, and fly back home Sunday.  Yes you read that correctly, I will be there for two nights and one day.

You're probably asking yourself, "why would he do such a short trip?" The best answer I can give would be that I'll take what I can get.  Truthfully I had an international voucher that needed to be used before expiry and since the amount was high enough ($700) it would cover a pretty good trip deal if I could find one. And I did on American!  I'm flying for free on the Dreamliner (upgraded to Business on the outbound) and burning points for the hotel, so the trip overall is costing little to nothing.  A score in my book.

Not only that, but I now have a Chinese Visa good for 10 years of entry (which will be valuable for future trip staging and stopover possibilities).

Stay tuned for trip updates later in the coming week!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Want to buy a castle in the Czech Republic?

This is an intriguing idea, actually:


I'm curious what kind of cost it would be to do the recap/renovation, but it's actually not out of the realm of possibility.


Actually...a better scenario is this:

Friends (at least 10, more would be better), anyone willing to go in with me on a joint venture?  We can calendar the visits and rent it out during the times we're not there to recoup cost.