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Bloodbath in Trichotomy

Still Alive After coming back from Argentina/Antarctica, I tested positive for COVID and had to work from home. This time it wasn’t as bad as the first time I got COVID - I didn’t have to take t...


Because of turbulence, we landed late, at 8:30am, in the American Airline terminal at JFK. I was scared it would take an hour on the immigration line like when we came back from Europe. But no, t...


For the last day in Buenos Aires, we have a direct redeye back to New York at 10pm. So we actually have a whole day to spend. We got late checkout at our hotel, and spent the morning walking arou...


Today was our last full day in Buenos Aires. We have a full day tour to go to the Tigre Delta. It was a smooth operation once we found our guide, which was tricky - the tour agency didn’t give us...


We had our first “full” day in Buenos Aires - even though there have already been 4 days where we’d spent time here. I am still nursing a cough, so we took it easy and just went with our previous...


This was a transfer day. The checkout from the ship is a lot smoother than the checkout from the hotel - we had to wake up at the hour of 7:45am, not 4:30am, and luggages were due to be ready for...


Turns out I didn’t need the dramamine over this Drake Passage crossing. The rocking was just at Lake Lagoda level all the way through. But I do have a sore throat - I blame the coughings in one o...


We again entered conference mode. The Drake passage was pretty rough last night before we passed the South Shetland Islands, but once we were in the open, it was pretty calm - back to Lake Lagoda...


Last day in Antarctica. This day we were supposed to be back at the South Shetland Islands, but windy conditions prevented us from going back there. So instead we went further south, with a plann...


This morning we had scenic cruising on the Lemaire channel. We were told the ship would pass through narrow straits with tall mountains on either side. It was cool, but the weather was so foggy, ...


The ship was still shaky when the day started, but much less so. So I only took one Bonine. The ship runs noticeably slower too… presumably because we have reached the Antarctic Peninsula and thu...


The morning flight to Ushuaia was painful. Hurtigruten arranged for buses to pick us up from the hotel, which was easy enough. But we stood for 1 1/4 hours in line at the airport to get in the ti...


It was a lazy day. We slept 10 hours last night, and woke up at 8am. There was a piece of paper slipped under the door overnight, from Hurtigruten, with check-in instructions for us. The check-in...


We had a smooth landing in Buenos Aires at 10:30 local time, and customs and luggage claim were smooth too because no one flew on NYE. By the time we got our luggage and met up with the car servi...


We left home on an Uber at 4:30 to go to JFK, but driver early and arrived at 4. So we got to airport with plenty of time (around 5). Terminal 8 is much better than Terminal 2. Security was only ...


In past trips I’ve used facebook to document the photos of the trip and OD to document the narrative, but this one has so much media that it really should be narrative-driven. So I’ll put more me...


December 26, 2022

Year-end Survey 2022 in Trichotomy

1. What did you do in 2022 that you’d never done before? Use a heart-shaped jacuzzi. Work a Hybrid in-person/remote work week. 2. Did you achieve your goals for the year, and will you make more ...


November 25, 2022

More than Bargained for in Trichotomy

‘Tis the season for performing I’m upstate now at the in-laws with La Professeure for Thanksgiving. It’s been a busy month because of the Carnegie Hall concert, and also because of the Christmas...


October 15, 2022

Sticker Shocks in Trichotomy

Electric future We bought a car. A couple of months ago our car started having occasional problems - every once in a while, it would have trouble starting, and when it did start, it would get st...


September 11, 2022

Fewer Arrows, More Wood in Trichotomy

Screwed over by the freeze This week I learned that the education department’s headcount was finally unfrozen, but it went to someone else… It seems that someone else interviewed for the role wh...


We had a relatively smooth transfer back home. We woke up at 3:30am for a 9:30am flight. The airport was 1 ½ hours away, so we needed to be there at 6:30am, so our bus was at 5am, but the ship ne...


We were supposed to be docked at Budapest today but instead docked at Komoran because of low water levels at Budapest. So we took a bus at 8:30, which arrived at 10. We went to Heroes Square firs...


Today is our third day in Vienna. We were going to sail out in the afternoon so it’s a short day. We went on an excursion to the Elmayer dance school for a waltz lesson and then to Mozart’s apart...


This was our full day in Vienna. We signed up for a longer version of the tour we did on our honeymoon. Our group was small because it costs extra, with only 7 people, which made it easy to hop o...


Today was a visit to Krems in the afternoon. But before that, we woke up to the ship entering the Melk Lock and the sight of Melk Abbey in the distance. After breakfast I went to the very front o...


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