"Keeweechic's World" keeweechic's Profile
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
But lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I will never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
To me this site was a good avenue to put my travels into some kind of order and record for myself and anyone else interested in reading about the places I have visited. I tend to be more factual than personal because I have the memories.. its the facts I want to have documented. I do a lot of research and a lot of rewriting. I think the style of everyones pages is an individual thing and I create mine the way I want them to be, foremost for me. If someone gets pleasure or useful information from them then thats a bonus to me but please don't criticise anyone who doesn't comform to your expectations of how pages should be presented... this is a friendly site where everything is shared with good grace. Please feel free to read my pages if they are of interest to you. I hope you enjoy.
I have been an expatriate Antipodean for more than 20 years now and have lived in several countries. Wherever I am though, I am always a Kiwi (New Zealand Born) and proud of it. I have lived in Australia a few times (Melbourne and Perth), Singapore twice, Hong Kong, in Texas and a short time in Hawaii. Living in different countries has certainly given me the opportunities to explore the regions that surround them. Asia is most certainly my passion and I feel a certain affinity with the culture. My most awesome and memorable moments were standing on the Great Wall and seeing the vastness of that rambling wall stretch out before me, realising how many years and hands it took to build, the history that clings to it and just how far it spans. Of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the magnificence of the architecture that was covered for so many years by jungle before it was rediscovered, imagining the enormous civilisation that once lived there.
Each new city and country have been a new eye opener, a new learning experience and a new appreciation, much more than you will ever get from media or text books because of the chance to 'feel' the country, be absorbed in the smells, the sounds and the atmosphere. I often get emails asking why I haven't visited certain area/countries - simple, unfortunately I do not have unlimited resources or time... but given the opportunity.... I will travel anywhere.
My love of travelling I think, comes from my father who was born and raised in India and travelled quite extensively himself. I lost my best inspiration in early 2009 and I miss him. My passion for Asia also must stem from his side of the family with my Grandfather and Great-Grandfather both being born in Burma. My ancestors are certainly of mixed origin. One of my grandmothers was born on an island off the coast of Africa (St Helena) and descendants on my mothers side have emanated from Spain, France and Italy. It takes quite a few generations to get back to English soil.
Many thanks to those who have taken time to view My Travels and have been generous with their comments.
There will never be enough time or money to see all the truly great sights in the world but through this web site maybe I and others will get to see some of the ones we will miss personally.
Ever been on a European tour??? If so then you have probably been served the 'Continental Breakfast' on most of those early mornings. This was a little page which was given to us at the end of my first trip through Europe which I am sure a lot of you can identify with (it is in no way intended to offend any countries cuisine - this is the way it was 'on tour' where there is little choice - you get what you pay for).
..... Louisa May Alcott
The Continental Breakfast (literal translation) which has always been kept out of the reach of children, has a gradual but unmistakable effect on people who eat it for a period of 5 days or more. For the first several days, partakers of the hard roll will pretend its the first thing they need to start the day.... "The Famine is Fun", number. Women will punch their waists and say "I have been eating too much on this trip, a light breakfast is just what I need". The truth is the hard roll is not designed to take off much weight. Even though eaten in very small pieces, once in the body, it will form again into its original shape and build a hard wall across the hips and the stomach. After the 8th day the hard roll makes you mean. On the 10th day the group is irritable and noncommunicative. On the 15th day a traveller in a fit of violence grabbed the roll and carved his initials in it "R.E.C. 1986", and sent it back to the kitchen. By the 18th day, the prospect of a hard roll for breakfast forced some travellers to remain in their beds with their faces turned to the wall. Others used the hard roll to pry open luggage, prop open doors, to rub stubborn stains from their shirt collars. On the 28th day, the last continental breakfast, a traveller just sat staring at the roll and rubbed his finger across the side and was amiss that it read "R.E.C. 1986".
Please note of the large amount of spam I used to receive, I now BLOCK ALL OUTSIDE MAIL.
Tips were written based on trips I did over a number of years... I don't update them so please do your own research to make sure you have the most updated info before travelling. I . . R E P E A T . . A G A I N ....My interest is the historic and detail nature and my pages (and they are my pages after all) reflect that rather than a personal diary - not everyone's cup of tea but its mine and I make no apologies for my style. I research my pictures to find out what they depict and it takes me a great deal of time so if this is not what you are searching for then please... there are plenty of great pages on VT that will give you want you want... there is no need to be nasty with your comments... especially from those who have not written any pages of their own. If there is something you can gain from mine then I am happy I was able to share. :-)
...Also .....when these pages were originally created - GENERAL was listed as the first tip and it was used by me and others as an introductory to the page. Where there is a GENERAL on my page, you may want to read it first.
"Embrace what you don't know... Entertain what what you do ... Search for what you have yet to learn"....
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