It's time to renew my passport! I know that once I turn it in that I won't get it back. I'm sad to say goodbye to some of these stamps, Japan and Paris are two fond memories. For these more unusual trips, one never knows if they will happen again!
Apparently 2011 was a BIG year for travel for me:
- February 26th - went to Japan, had a layover that because the original flight left late, meant I had to spend the night in Japan! They put us up in a hotel and gave us dinner. For me it was so incredibly cool because I've always wanted to visit. I spent hours the next morning walking through the airport and had a nice teriyaki lunch before boarding my flight to Vietnam.
- After Vietnam, I went to Hong Kong and China for a few days. Then back to Vietnam for a few more days and on my return to Hong Kong, while in the airport, I watched in horror as the tsunami coverage unfolded on every television in the airport. I literally watched live coverage. It was heartbreaking. I then had to return through Japan because United would not change my ticket. My flight was the first back into Japan after they were able to return to work. It almost felt disrespectful to barge in right after a national tragedy but they were so polite and professional. It was so tragic.
- July 8th I went to Paris! To date it's the only time I've gone and it was a trip I'll remember for the rest of my life. I was actually pregnant with Violette at the time! After Paris, we went to London!
- In September I was back in Hong Kong and China