Category Archives: Countries Visited Details

brief description of my travels in each country

gorgeous coastline

Destination: Jamaica

During our USA road trip this summer we hopped over to Jamaica for 4 days. We went with my friend, Sandi who is from Jamaica. She hadn’t been for 17…

The stones come in different shapes including the well-know hexagons

Destination: Northern Ireland

Completing my collection of “The British Isles” we went to Northern Ireland last summer for a quick 4 day break.  For a person who grew up in England under the…

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Destination: Qatar

We spent a grand total of 20 hours in Qatar during the summer of 2013 on our way back from Morocco to Hong Kong. Not the ideal time of year…

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2014 – My year by me, not Google or Facebook

The recent ‘It’s been a great year’ photo albums created for me by Google and Facebook got me thinking about the year as it ends. It’s been a seriously amazing…

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Mud, Rocks and Fire: Our introduction to Azerbaijan

Here is my first post after our trip to Azerbaijan.  Andrew and I headed there for a week just after school finished. It was a busy week and we saw…

Misty dawn in Yangon

Third time lucky – we finally made it to Myanmar!

This last trip had been a long time coming. In 2007 Andrew and I planned to go to Myanmar. Despite reservations about supporting the regime, a friend of ours had…

Chefchaouen streets featured

Morocco: Chefchaouen’s blue streets

As I mentioned in my previous post, the northern town of Chefchaouen is simply gorgeous, due to the blue paint that adorns many buildings in the old part of the…

Gibraltar

Destination: Gibraltar

I spent a day on “The Rock” in July this year. We went on a day trip (an easy walk across the border from Spain). It’s a funny place, a…

Vienna, Austria

Austria

When: Skiing in 1986, August 1995, Skiing in 1999, July 2005 View Austria in a larger map Where: Vienna, Saltzburg and ski resorts Who:Skiing on a school trip and with…

Mussels and frogs legs in Paris

France

The country of my birth.  Can’t really do the usual destination summary here as I have spent so much time there, and some of it I can’t even remember. Places…