Friday, December 30, 2011

Eve of New Year's Eve - A Slight Delay

We made it safely to the in-laws on the Eve of New Year's Eve. A low key farewell dinner and we were ready for our nightcap and an early flight to Singapore the next day. Or so we thought ......

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Hoboken

After days of packing and hours of cleaning, we are finally done. We have shoved the last of our belongings into our car and we are ready to bid Hoboken farewell. Not before another breakfast at La Isla. We have only lived in Hoboken for 2 months, but it truly is home to many great restaurants. We picked La Isla for our farewell breakfast as we know Mexican/Cuban food is much harder to come by in Asia, which we will be for at least 3 months!


La Isla Restaurant
104 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Week Before Christmas - Running with Life

In face of our impending RTW trip, we decided to not to do Christmas at home this year. This meant no Christmas trees, no lights and no presents. We did some minimal shopping for DBB's family and that was it! If only Christmas could be this easy every year!

So, a few days ago, DBB was offered a 3 month contract job in Singapore. Accepting this job would mean that we toss out our well laid out plans for our 2012 RTW trip (at least temporarily), figure out our plans for the new year from the start... and it would also mean living with my parents for 3 months in Singapore.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Getting Ready for Travel - The Much Needed Haircut

While we are not entirely sure about our travel plans and itinerary anymore, DBB got his much needed haircut anyway! Perhaps less messy hair might mean better decisions for our uncertain future? Hopefully....



Saturday, December 17, 2011

An Unexpected Twist - 3 months in Singapore

In an unanticipated and completely unexpected twist, DBB was offered a 3 month contract job in Singapore! Will we take it? What will this mean for our travels? Stay tuned....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

From Dream to Reality - One-way tickets to Singapore

Drumroll please....we finally bought our one-way plane tickets! We are officially embarking on our round the world journey on Dec 31st 2011! Only 16 more days before the fun begins! First stop is Singapore, where we get to spend time with my family, eat delicious and fresh food and just hang out by the pool. 

Singapore's famous Merlion

My Favorite Sushi Place - Sagami

In anticipation that for at least the next 12 months or so, we will not be within easy reach of our favorite restaurants in the tri-state area, we decided to visit our favorite sushi place -- Sagami restaurant in South Jersey. The fish is fresh, prices are reasonable, decor is authentic and service is impeccable!


We arrived at  Sagami a little before noon and there were 4-5 cars waiting in the parking lot for the restaurant to open for lunch! If you having dinner at Sagami on a weekend, make sure to call ahead to reserve a table.

For us, Sagami is a sushi destination, but if you find yourself looking for someplace good to eat between Philadelphia and Atlantic City AND you love sushi... this is a great place to check out. Yum Yum.....  

Here's the pertinent information:

37 W Crescent Blvd
Collingswood, NJ 08108 
(856) 854-9773

Friday, December 9, 2011

Yumminess in NYC - Yakitori Totto

Yakitoro Totto's claim to fame is its grilled chicken skewers. The chicken liver skewers are our favorite! But at $2-$3 a skewer, the bill adds up. So, we prefer to go to Yakitori Totto for lunch, when prices are more affordable, crowds are smaller and the wait staff also more attentive. Looks like they are now open in Bangkok as well...maybe we'll stop by there on our way to volunteering at Isara Foundation in Nong Khai! 


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Around the World - Our Everchanging Itinerary

With less than 40 days before our departure, we have much to do! First things first, to figure out a workable itinerary, so that we can get to work on applying for our visas and figuring out what to pack! Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Russia.... here we come!
'The World' photo (c) 2009, Shelby H. - license: