Today’s my birthday.
And what a crazy, eventful year it’s been!
I’m shocked that it has already been one year since I stepped on a plane headed for Milan en route to Alba, Italy. In some ways that felt like yesterday. In other ways, I feel like so much has happened.
I started a new job just a little over a year ago at a really exciting biotech startup in Cambridge. I’ve fallen in love with the energy that’s ever-present at a startup. The work is fascinating, the people are great, and the company LOVES good food. It’s a perfect match!
Bryan and I have continued to travel a lot, visiting Spain twice (Madrid in June and Barcelona in October – posts for that trip coming soon) and visiting the fjords of Norway via cruise ship in August. We also took a few quick weekend trips to New York, Sonoma, and Chicago.
I vowed that I would finish the Around the World Birthday Extravaganza trip series before the 1-year annivesary of my trip. I guess technically I missed the 1-year anniverary of the beginning of the trip, but I returned on December 3, 2015, so I still have a couple more weeks to finish off the series. 😉
I just recently finished my last Japan post (Sushi Yoshitake) so we will move onto Hong Kong next, the last stop of our trip.
Stay tuned for posts about excellent classic dim sum places, a high-end Michelin starred Chinese restaurant, and awesome dumplings.
For now, please enjoy the many other posts from this series!
Alba White Truffle Fair
Osteria Dei Sognatori – A Traditional Piedmontese Dinner
Italy Wine Tour – Barbaresco
Lunch at Donna Selvatica in Neive, Italy
Dinner at a Truffle Hunter’s Inn – Tra Art e Querce
Trattoria Della Posta in Montfort D’Alba
Nighttime Truffle Hunting with a Dog in Alba
Osteria della Arco – last dinner in Alba
Stunning Images of La Morra and Barolo, Italy
First Day In Bordeaux, France – Une Cuisine en Ville
Chateau Haut-Brion Tour in Bordeaux France
Restaurant Le St. James
Touring Bordeaux Wineries – Day 1 – Left Bank
La Tupina, Bordeaux
Cos d’Estournel Tour
Touring Bordeaux – Pauillac, Chateau Lynch-Bages
Hiking at Mount Takao in Japan
Rokurinsha ramen breakfast (六厘舎)
Nakameguro Iguchi yakitori (中目黒いぐち)
Shirohige’s Cream Puff Factory – Totoro Cream Puff