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My Travel Past

1972-1974: Born in Melbourne, Australia
where my family lived until I was not quite 2

1974 & on: Windsor, ON, Canada
where I still live today

Summer 1977: Ulcinj, Montenegro (formerly Yugoslavia) .
I was 4 yrs old so I only have a few memories but I think they set the stage for a return

March 1988: Isla Margarita, Venezuela

Dec. 1990 / Jan. 1991: Clearwater, FL, USA

Jan. 1996: Montreal, QC, Canada

May 1996: Montreal, QC, Canada

July 1997: Vancouver, BC Whistler, BC, Canada

Apr. 1998: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Jan. 1999: Halifax, NS, Canada

Feb. 1999: Southeast Australia (including Melbourne, Sydney, Great Ocean Rdยจ)

Apr. 1999: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

July 1999: Boston, MA, USA

Apr. 2000: Cayo Coco, Cuba

Apr. 2001: Orlando, FL, USA

Nov. / Dec. 2001: Germany, Austria (Innsbruck), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Belgium (Brussels), Italy (Venice, Florence, Siena)

Feb. 2002: Mexico (Mayan Riviera)

July 2002: Algonquin Provincial Park, ON, Canada

Sept. 2002: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Jan. 2003: Montreal, QC, Canada

July 2003: Algonquin Provincial Park, ON, Canada

Sept. 2003: Montreal, QC, Canada

Nov. 2003: France (Paris) & Belgium (Brugge)

Jan. 2004: Montreal, QC, Canada

Mar. 2004: China (Shenzhen) & Hong Kong

Jun. 2004: Las Vegas, NV, USA

Jun. / Jul. 2004: Moorea, French Polynesia

Jul. 2004: South Island, New Zealand

Dec. 2004 / Jan. 2005: Costa Rica ( Arenal / La Fortuna, Tamarindo, Guanacaste Province )

Mar. 2005: Notthingham, England, UK & France (Paris, Rennes)

June / July 2005: Tirane, Albania

Jun. 2005: Sveti Stefan , Budva , & Kotor , Montenegro

Jun. 2005: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Jun. / Jul. 2005: Ulcinj, Montenegro

Jul. 2005: Budapest, Hungary

Nov. 2005: Playa Jibacoa & Havana, Cuba

Places I want to go

anywhere. Pretty much. They are very few places I wouldn't visit and every time I check out other VT pages the ones that were on my 'don't care to visit' list are suddenly in my dream list.

My Flat Iron Travel Photo Collection

Most people collect a little something from each place they visit...

I collect a few things, shot glasses, decks of cards. Many of my collections began when I was younger (the shot glass collection especially). They might be cheesy but they're always fun to bring out at parties...good conversation pieces or not, whatever...you can drink out of them.

My favourite though, is my collection of flat-iron / triangle building photos. Almost every major city has one. I don't go out of my way to find them, or travel to particular locations because one exists there but if I see one....I snap a shot.

Anyway, I'd like to share my collection (it's quite small still as I've only recently started it) and I'd love to hear about what others collect (if anything).

Check out my collection


  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2006
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  • toemayn's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Hope your birthday is filled with all the fun you can handle!

  • Feb 22, 2008 at 11:30 PM

    There is a one in downtown Munich, Germany that housed a hotel we stayed at in 1974!

  • GoThereKati's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    There is one in Dayton, Ohio on Wayne ave. I like the flatiron bldgs. too!~

  • Feb 22, 2008 at 8:06 AM

    We have a Flat Iron here in Columbus Ohio. It's a very unique building and wonderful resturant. Next time you're in Columbus, which I know will probably be next week, be sure and get a picture and check out the fare. Columbus has great things to offer.

  • Feb 22, 2008 at 1:00 AM

    Thanks for sharing your triangular building collection. if you are ever in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, we have one too. http://www.ejr.ndo.co.uk/cross.html

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Wow, I didn't know that there were more of them :-)) But yes, of course - any building with a triangle shape. smiles to Windsor :-))

  • La_Holandesa's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2006 at 4:36 PM

    Hiii Curious George!! hehe. Happy, Happpyyyyy B/day to youuuuuuu!!! Any travelplans? Greeeetz Anita

  • doreenellen's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2006 at 1:11 AM

    Very happy birthday - you have travelled around! Great pages I loved Canada

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2006 at 8:28 PM

    A big birthday wish goes out to you from Chicago.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2006 at 1:54 AM

    Hi to a fellow-Melburnian - I was born there too, came to live in WA when I was 4. We're off to NZ for Easter - it is a gorgeous place. Thanks for dropping by. leyle

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