I love to travel, and because of the Navy I have had plenty of opportunity. The one thing I dislike about travel is traveling alone, which is another thing I have plenty of opportunity to do. During the work day it’s not so bad, but going out to eat and sightseeing is just depressing if you do it alone, even if you are in some great foreign land.
I go to Italy every year to do some maintenance and upgrades on a web app I wrote for the Navy about 6 years ago, and was over there in late October. Thankfully, I met a few guys who made my trip probably the most enjoyable one I have had in quite some time.
Guus and Jan, contractors for NATO who live in Belgium and Pat, a US Lieutenant from Maryland and I ate, drank, quoted movies, discussed politics and laughed. I hadn’t laughed that much in a long time and I made friends that I hope to see again.
See the all the photos from our Chinese dinner adventure on Flickr!