We made it home on August 10th and were greeted in the Columbus airport by some of our friends and family!
Category: en route
We arrived at Nagoya International Airport an hour before check-in. We changed our clothes and relaxed a bit before lining up for check-in. In Japan, you can only check into an international flight 3 hours or less before departure time, but the time that check-in was supposed to open came and went. We waited in line to check into our flight for over three hours! Megan asked the airlines staff what was wrong and if the flight would be canceled. They reassured her that the plane was already at the airport, the flight would not be canceled, and it was bad weather in China.
We spent one day in Shenzhen, China. We did not take any tours but choose to relax a bit on this stop. Due to VISA requirements, we booked the China portion of our trip about 7 months ago when we didn’t really understand long term travel; we overbooked ourselves. We needed a day to relax and, frankly, to do laundry.
We took a train to reach Tibet, also known as “the roof top the the world”. The journey on the train to Lhasa, Tibet is truly part of the adventure. The Tibetan Train line was not completed until 2006 and it boast number world records, engineering feats and scenic views.
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway includes The Tanggula Pass which is the world’s highest point of railway, at an impressive 16,640 feet above sea level. It is also the only train that services the highest train station on the world, Tanggula Station, at 16,627 feet above sea level. Continue reading “The Journey to (and from) the Roof Top of the World “
We made it to Beijing, China, and met up with one of our best friends, Katie! We have been here for a few days and have had some great adventures but we have been too busy exploring to write a post quite yet. They will come, we promise!
We traveled through Bangkok again, our last time in Thailand on this trip. We went to the sealife aquarium.
We arrived in Hong Kong and made our way to the hotel on the subway. It was incredible to be in a large, somewhat westernized city! We easily managed the airport and subway. We were very excited to be meeting Megan’s parents and Claudine in Hong Kong! We arrived about 12 hours before they did and we took full advantage of the luxury hotel. We took naps, long hot showers and soaked in hot baths. The best part of the day was seeing our family’s faces when they arrived at the hotel! Continue reading “Hong Kong and FAMILY ❤️”