With this period of non-travel and lock down I thought it would be a great idea to organise my photos and maybe scan them and keep digital copies. Well talk about how to lose hours of your day into a black hole. If you are going to scan photos you should put a caption on… Continue reading Too many photos
Long line up at the cash register …. No parking at the mall …. High interest on the credit card ….. 5 pounds extra on the scale …. Huge piles of gift wrap for recycling …. Lists, lists and more lists ….. Too late for Canada Post …. Too expensive by Fedex … Too tired… Continue reading Back off Grinch…. I got some Christmas to do!
I think I am getting past it – shopping that is – when I am travelling. Don’t get me wrong. I love shopping for things I can use – like clothes or shoes – especially in exotic places like the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul or the Silk Markets of Hanoi. But cut me out with… Continue reading Why did I buy that?
Next Christmas I am definitely heading out of town – somewhere hot would be nice. A beach, a margarita and Feliz Navidad would suit me just fine. I know it is a crazy time to travel – that’s what I tell my clients. Everything is overpriced and overcrowded. Airline staff are grumpy, baggage handlers unreliable and there is… Continue reading Is it over yet…. pleeeeze
New York was full of surprises.
As the call to prayer rang out over the evening skies of Istanbul I had a serious case of goose-bumps. Here I was in Constantinople – the ancient city that featured in ALL my history books, the gateway to the East, the Guardian of the Bosphorus. Wow. What did I expect in Istanbul? After reading… Continue reading Minarets and Mosques
“As you walk down these streets remember that you are walking the same streets as St Paul, St John and probably Mary, the mother of Jesus,” our guide told us as we walked into the ancient city of Ephesus. It was also the honeymoon choice for Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. Imagine that! Excavations continue on… Continue reading Flying carpets and Genuine Fake watches in Kusadasi
Now I feel sorry for the donkeys, don’t get me wrong. But I know where the mule part comes from and when you are negotiating a steep rocky path from the top of Santorini down to the ferry station everyone is fighting for territory. Maybe we should have taken the gondola – we did have… Continue reading Donkey fighting in Santorini