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My wife and I live in a small house an hour from London, UK. I've lived in the beautiful town of Tunbrudge Wells since 1978.
When I'm not teaching at school I tend to be involved in sport or music.
I first travelled abroad in 1974 ---to Paris. Then in 1978 it was Yugoslavia, as it was... Since the mid 1980s I've really enjoyed visiting many countries, meeting the people, finding out a little about their culture and learning about their history. I suppose its the Arts that I find the most fascinating: from every holiday I bring back many musical instruments, memories of dance, musical performances and...of course.... too many photos!
In 2006 we managed Syria, Lebanon, France and Spain. Well, the Middle East was fantastic. The people were so friendly, the culture so inspiring...
The follwing year we visited Argentina, Uruaguay, the Falklands and Chile. Wow! What an experience!
2008? Ah, it was Central America! Yes, we managed a full transit of the canal as well as enjoying Jamaica, Aruba, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Guatemala before ending up in L.A.
As for 2009.... well, we were in Jordan in April and then cruised to Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Italy Baltic in the Summer.
For Christmas we spent five nights on Burgh Island, South Devon. Fantastic place!
In 2010 we went to the Baltic: Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St.Petersburg, Tallin, Gdansk and then back to Copenhagen. We sailed on the Star Princess ---a bit of a come down for us because last year we were aboard the Royal Princess which was far more intimate. Never mind! We still had lots of fun! There's more of an intimate atmosphere about this ship than on the last time we were aboard her.
So, in 2011, we had a cruise to the Holy Land. The Pacific Princess, a rather tired ,smallish cruise ship took us from Athens to Patmos and then on to Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Croatia and then to Italy. We had a few days in Venice at the end of the cruise.
Israel was interesting and Dubrovnik was enchanting. Alexandria was disappointing because there was no opportunity to spend time with local people ---well I suppose that's what happens when you're on an American ship in a possibly-hostile environment...
Now, in 2012, we 've been to Morocco and now, later in the year, we're visiting Dubai.
We're hoping to visit either Ireland or perhaps Hungary too. As always, it's all about money!
In March 2007 we went to South America. It was an amazing experience!
We flew in to Buenos Aires, spent a couple of days there and then went to Uruaguay, the Falkland Islands, Argentina and then on to Chile. After a few days in Santiago we flew back to the UK.
Fave place: Ushuaia, Tiero de Fuego. The cruise along the Beagle Channel, the really hospitable people, the harbour... I felt so sad to leave that enchanting place. Enjoy my photos.
I went to Syria in 2006. It was a fine experience. A group of us were travelling, by coach, around the country to visit some of the many places of historical interest.
The people were friendly, the food...mmm...interesting, the sites remarkable and the accommodation mostly excellent.
A warning, though: Syrian Airways were awful. I mean really bad.
Do enjoy my Syrian photos and GO THERE!
Sometimes I forget the 'awe and wonder' bit of my own country. We live an hour, by train, from London. There is so much to see there! Do you know, I've never been on an open-top 'bus ride around the city! I've only been on the River Thames twice. Yet, when I'm aboad I can't wait to catch a water-tour of the area or get an overview of a place before I delve deeper.
London has so much to offer: the theatres, opera houses, the dance centres, cosmopolitan restaurants, museums and galleries....
So why do I only go up to London nine or ten times a year?
I've been to many of the islands and have never found 'seen one, seen them all' to be true.
Highlights over the years:
the sugar train ride on St.Kitts
the sub dive in the AVI
the helicopter fight in the AVI
the rafting in Jamaica
the 4x4 ride in Barbados
the aloe vera factory in Aruba
the rum factory in Jamaica
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