The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.
When you are in Rome, whether it’s for a day or a week, one thing you have to do is visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
I’ve dragged my bags around a lot of cities and never run over anyone’s toes with them but in Paris somehow I managed to run over a dozen people’s toes in a single afternoon.
To my surprise,the food was good, but slightly overcooked, and the Guinness was divine in taste but too expensive to have more than one.
My trip to the Balkans was a last minute decision and since I had to fly back to Morocco, then back to Istanbul and then onward to South Korea – it was more rushed than I would have preferred.
Ireland is a place where the weather really doesn’t impact your ability to enjoy your holiday. Maybe it’s because the weather is so often not beautiful that the Irish have managed to create a land that isn’t dependent on sunshine and warmth to have a nice time.
Without at least a bit of uncertainty, I find that life and travel don’t hold much interest.I’m still not certain about the ladies hats displayed like flowers….
Much to my surprise, what I had thought would be a sort of never ending, round the world holiday, had suddenly become mired down in love –
In 2008, I left Hawaii and took a train across the USA from Portland to New York City. Along the way, I stopped and explored.
I started in one country, had lunch in another and then ate dinner in a third! You have to love being able to do all of that for less than most people spend on a fancy dinner.
I’m doing a little bit of online dreaming about paddling out and one of the closest places to do that is in the Canary Islands.
Springs and rivers, stone caves and of course typical Greek village architecture and more than a few monastaries, churches of Saints and a park where there were statues of Centaurs.