julie

Finnin Day World Tour 2002-2003

ryan


Dateline: Portland Oregon
Date: 23-June-2003
Time difference from PST: 0

Countries visited so far (out of our goal of 24): 21



Days since we started cat-care (out of 365): 341


(We have now been united with our cats.)
travel path

Last night was the first night that we slept in our own bed for 14 months. This morning was the first morning that we didn't get our clothes out of suitcase.  The trip is officially over.

We'd like to thank the following people for the use of their beds for the last 14 months:
Kendra Nordin, the Charles household, the Bennetts household,  Ewen Henderson, Diane and Terry Manning, Bill Hall, Dad and Peggy, Kashmira and Scott Baldauf, several strangers in India, and countless guesthouses and hostels everywhere.

Curious about where we went? Read on, and load up our Google Earth KMZ file of the trip.


We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

TS Eliot

We're home! Thank goodness.
Our first order of business is to get the house spruced up (refinished floors, and patched walls). While we're waiting for that to be done, we work in the garden. It is has been neglected for four years but we get things whipped into shape pretty quickly. Here is our list of what was planted and when so we can figure out what works and what doesn't.



I've started work on a summary chart for the trip. It boils everything down to the essentials. Then there is a summary of another sort, our Harper's Index of the trip.

Here's a travel page (dedicated to Thailand) that we hope to emulate.

I regretted taking out the link to the Rettigs trip, so here they are again.  Ooo, I'm jealous that they were in India for Holi.

Until travel web site production becomes an Olympic event, you'll just have to experience the thrill of competition through the reviews of our critics.

I've collected a few jobs from the local papers, just trying to tuck the information away in case I ever need it in the future.

Here's a summary of the Lord of the Rings film sites from our travels in New Zealand.

Our cooking class in Thailand was a big success.  Here are a few recipes.
We also had a class in Indian cooking, but these Indian recipes come from a spice merchant and are a kick to read. When called upon to make an American meal, here is the recipe for Ryan's Hash that I use.

Don't believe that Julie is working?  Look at this list of articles she has published while on this trip. And here is what we've both been reading. And here are the committee poems we're writing. Projects for when I get home.


open road



Travel logs 
(future dates are subject to change without notice)
open road

future 


No more travel for a long time

now 


Portland, Oregon


05/26/2003
05/20/2003
04/25/2003
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Middlefield, Connecticut


04/17/2003
London, UK


04/12/2003
Brecon, Wales

past

04/10/2003
04/04/2003
03/31/2003
Oslo, Norway
Trondheim, Norway
Narvik, Norway


03/29/2003
03/26/2003
03/24/2003
Kemi, Finland
Raanujärvi, Finland (reindeer safari)
Rovaniemi, Finland


03/22/2003
Stockholm, Sweden


03/18/2003 Amsterdam, Netherland

03/16/2003
03/15/2003
03/14/2003
Bamberg, Germany
Rothenburg, Germany
Munich, Germany


03/13/2003
03/12/2003
03/11/2003
03/10/2003
Zurich, Switzerland
Interlaken, Switzerland
Lucerne, Switzerland
Soazza, Switzerland


03/08/2003
03/06/2003
03/05/2003
03/03/2003
Florence, Italy
Rome, Italy (Vatican)
Rome, Italy (Colosseum)
Naples, Italy


02/28/2003
02/26/2003
02/25/2003
02/23/2003
02/22/2003
Santorini Island, Greece
Santorini Island, Greece
Athens to Santorini Island, Greece
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece


02/20/2003
02/18/2003
02/14/2003
Weybridge, UK
Weybridge, UK
Walton-on-Thames, UK


02/10/2003
02/09/2003
02/08/2003
02/04/2003
02/03/2003
02/01/2003
01/31/2003
01/29/2003
01/28/2003
01/25/2003
01/23/2003
01/19/2003
01/17/2003
01/16/2003
01/15/2003
01/12/2003
01/11/2003
01/10/2003
01/09/2003
01/06/2003
01/05/2003
01/03/2003
12/30/2002
12/29/2002
12/28/2002
12/27/2002
12/21/2002
12/19/2002
12/18/2002
12/14/2002
12/09/2002
12/08/2002
12/03/2002
11/30/2002
11/27/2002
11/25/2002
Highlights of India
Jaipur, India Amber Fort
Motorcycle tour summary map
Bundi, India
Chittorgarh, India
Udaipur, India
Ghanerao, India
Jodhpur, India Mehrangargh Fort
Jodhpur, India Village tour
Jodhpur, India motorcycle breakdown
Jaisalmer, India
Khichan, India
Bikaner, India Camel Festival
Bikaner, India camel safari village children
Bikaner, India camel safari
Jhunjhunu, India Hindu temple
Jhunjhunu, India Jamuna staff
Jhunjhunu, India
Jhunjhunu, India cooking class
Shekawati, India Haveli tour
Jhunjhunu, India
Jaipur, India
New Delhi, India Essaar Motors
Agra, India
Fatehpur Sikri, India
Bharatpur, India
New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India Essaar Motors
New Delhi, India Craft Museum and Purana Qila
New Delhi, India
Nainital, India
Jilling Estate, India
New Delhi, India
Amritsar, India
New Delhi, India
New Delhi, India


11/22/2002
11/21/2002
11/16/2002 11/15/2002
11/12/2002
11/10/2002
11/06/2002
11/05/2002
11/03/2002
10/30/2002
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Vientiane, Laos
Sapa, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Central Vietnam
Central Vietnam
South-Central Vietnam
Southern Vietnam


10/19/2002
10/10/2002
10/09/2002
10/04/2002
10/03/2002
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Krabbi Beach, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand


09/28/2002
09/24/2002
09/21/2002
09/20/2002
09/18/2002
09/17/2002
09/16/2002
09/15/2002
09/13/2002
09/10/2002
09/08/2002
09/07/2002
09/05/2002
09/02/2002
Fiordland, New Zealand
Arrowtown, New Zealand
Wanaka, New Zealand
Wanaka, New Zealand
Arthur's Pass, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand (wool heaven), exotic species
Nelson, New Zealand
Takaka, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
Kauri Coast, New Zealand
Northland, New Zealand
Campbells Bay, New Zealand
Campbells Bay, New Zealand


08/30/2002
08/20/2002
08/09/2002
08/06/2002
07/25/2002
07/23/2002
07/22/2002
07/20/2002
07/19/2002
07/18/2002
07/17/2002
07/16/2002
07/13/2002
07/12/2002
07/09/2002
Santa Monica, California
Portland, Oregon
Arty-farty photos and cloud compilation
Crater Lake, Oregon
El Cajon, Santa Monica, Grass Valley
Monument Valley, Grand Canyon
Moab, Utah Arches National Monument
Taos, New Mexico
Bandolier National Monument, Los Alamos
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Houston, Texas
Little Rock, Arkansas
Nashville, Tennessee


06/28/2002 Nova Scotia, Canada

06/21/2002
06/14/2002
06/09/2002
05/30/2002
05/16/2002
California
Bronx Zoo, New York
Middlefield, Connecticut
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Massachusetts and Connecticut


Interested in some of the more mundane details of our trip?  Here is the gear we use while travelling (including our fancy new phone/PDA).

How to contact us:
    rfd@finninday.net
    jfd@finninday.net