Yesterday we did a layover challenge in Thailand. We landed in Bangkok at 1:30pm, were handed a scavenge booklet with ten scavenges, and told not to miss our 10pm flight. With a renewed vigor following a day of rest (see Halong Bay), Mark and I set off with determination to kick some scavenger butt. Thanks … Continue reading 7 Hours in Thailand
*if you read Joyful, this will be largely repetitive Seven years ago, visiting Halong Bay was a scavenge on the Global Scavenger Hunt, but because of our limited time in Vietnam, Bill decided not to include it this year. Unfortunately, it was the only thing I could think about from the moment we received our … Continue reading Part II: Halong Bay
ICYMI: the answer to yesterday’s riddle was Vietnam. Our second leg of the journey takes place in Hanoi, Vietnam. But before I talk about the country, I need to set the stage for why I’m the most horrible teammate in the world. An hour after we arrived, our score sheets were tallied and we learned … Continue reading Good Morning, Vietnam!
We arrived to Hong Kong at 8:30 a.m. on Easter Monday. I knew absolutely nothing about Hong Kong, such as the fact that they celebrate Easter Monday,* but the eerily silent streets and closed shops tipped us off that something was amiss on a Monday morning. *when we inquired at the hotel, the bellman said, … Continue reading Day 2-3: Hong Kong Heroes
Day 1: San Francisco We were told to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby of the hotel. We didn’t know if we were going to fly away at noon or spend the day in San Francisco, but Mark and I suspected we would complete scavenges in SF. We were correct. Today was our trial … Continue reading Day 1: San Francisco Dreams
Today I had a Hunger Games moment. Mark and I, having met for the first time at noon today, joined our cohort of Global Scavengers –nine other teams of two people– for orientation and a Bon Voyage dinner. We began with introductions. Here are the teams we’ll be competing against: Lawyers Without Borders – 5 time … Continue reading A Little Hunger Games
It wasn’t too long ago that The Global Scavenger Hunt and I (along with my teammate, Mark) became “official.” I wrote a blog about it, which is the equivalent of setting one’s Facebook status to “Committed relationship.” And then the freakout began, as all who are in committed relationships are wont to do. My freakout was not packing … Continue reading And So It Begins