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Oct 24 2014

The Story Behind the Geyser

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This Foto Friday is a blast from the past for me because I took this photo while I was in New Zealand on my trip around the world.  This was the halfway point: I was about halfway through my travels and halfway around the world I have seen some pretty amazing things during my travels and …

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Oct 21 2014

My First Experience as an Expat in Poland

I had wanted to live abroad for a long time and, after two unsuccessful previous attempts, I decided to try again.  This time in Poland. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for but, being as it was only a short plane ride from the UK, I wasn’t taking a massive risk. …

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Oct 17 2014

The Bremen Town Musicians in Riga

I don’t tend to do too much research when I visit places.  I like to be surprised, wowed, and amazed by the things I come across in my own little, serendipitous way.  That, for me, is part of the intrigue and excitement of going to a new destination.  It’s a voyage of discovery. During my …

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Oct 14 2014

Discovering the Isles of Mull and Iona

The first two western islands I ventured to on my trip around Scotland were the islands of Mull and Iona.  My decision to go was following a conversation with a Glaswegian while sitting on a large rock beside Loch Lomond, staring at Rob Roy’s cave.  I was lured by the sound of a picturesque place in the Inner …

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Oct 10 2014

The Trumpeter of Krakow

The morning after I arrived in Krakow, I decided to do one of the free walking tours, as a way of familarising myself with what would be my nearest city in Poland.  Just as the tour was about to begin at 10am, I heard the sound of a trumpet.  I wondered where it was coming from, but didn’t worry …

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Oct 07 2014

9 Tech Gadgets to Take Travelling

When I travelled around the world, the only tech gadgets I had were a mobile phone that could do no more with than make calls, send text messages, and take photos; and a small point and shoot camera.  That was it.  Fast forward 6½ years and I now have an array of technology I drag around with …

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