day 2132 – burnt notre dame

left belgium in the morning for our final country, france. taking the train is the easy part, lugging the suitcases to airbnb is the hard part. the unfortunate timing for the notre dame fire caused us the chance to take nice photos. it was hard to get any good views of the building because it’s currently obstructed for reconstruction. over the course of our the europe tour thus far, many of the buildings are under construction. hopefully the ones in paris won’t be like that was well

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day 2121 – icelandair

didn’t drive to work today because i’m leaving for the airport straight from the office. never taken iceland air before so i had no idea they were so stingy on allowances. so snacks or meals were provided even on a seven hour flight. icelandair also doesn’t include a check in luggage and charges an outrageous amount to have one checked. on top of that, the carry on size is smaller than other airlines. the seats were so cramped i would never recommend icelandair to anyone

day 2117 – vacation swap

picking up my parents from the airport this afternoon while getting ready to pack and swap places with them. right after dropping them off at home, i had to head out to another taekwondo blackbelt test. the only difference is this time i’ll also be taking my own pretest. i never once thought i would be going for another degree. this was a very late decision that he ambushed with so i didn’t receive the study guide until friday night

day 802 – yvr sendoff

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send off saturday at yvr where my┬áparents going on yet another vacation, their annual hong kong trip. so happy for them to be on vacation again, they work hard and deserve to enjoy life. i will have to wait patiently for my turn to travel, but i am already looking and planning out next year’s vacations. with my parents out of town means unlimited freedom for the next two weeks, which also means my already crazy schedule just gets a tad crazier. already have my entire schedule crammed with lots of things and only shortage of time to fit everything in. let’s make this a good two weeks stretch