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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!