Grey haired nomads' Guestbook

20th January 2014

murder you
18th January 2014

As 15% of the Welsh population - plus a handful in Patagonia - might say: Stori diddorol arall gyda lluniau gwych. Cadwch gwenu! (Translate into a more familiar language at imtranslator!)
17th January 2014

I absolutely adore your writing style. Picturing what your describing is very easy. Have you ever considered writing a book? Anyways, it sounds like it was an awesome trip. I visited France a few years ago and absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful place. Keep the amazing posts coming, Victoria
19th January 2014

Thank you for your kind comments, Victoria. We love France for its scenic variety, its generous space, passive lifestyle and its respect for motorhomers. I have had a go at writing in the past and have a diploma to go with it, but getting published is another thing! I keep promising myself some free time to have another try but living seems to get in the way and I prefer that at the moment! I quite like poetry too as you might have noticed if you go back far enough. Thank you for reading my ramblings. That's reward enough for the time-being. David The rear half of the grey haired nomads
17th January 2014

Welcome back...
Great to see that you are writing your blog again - have missed reading your adventures. Looking forward to seeing the photos from France - I'm sure they will be as good as ever. I will be interested to read your Switzerland blog having travelled extensively, over the years, in that wonderful country. Happy travelling & blogging in 2014 !!
17th January 2014

What a joy to read
We dream of visiting Wales and your prose excites us beyond words. We long to see the "swatches of buttercups, ferns and pink campions along the narrow lanes". We imagine Wales to be blustery and it does sound so by your description. How fantastic to be exploring this wonderful land. Sorry you missed the grave but the cliffside walk and the train sound just perfect. Happy travels.
17th January 2014

Yakki Dai
As you can see I have no idea how to spell this well known and well used Welsh greeting but I'm reliably informed that I pronounce it like a native. I hear on the grapevine that the National Trust are to issue a new £4.00 coin for use in their car parks. It's called the Fossey and in true National Trust spirit it's only available to members for a nominal handling fee of £1.00. Buenos Notches
19th January 2014

Iechyd da
Hi John, Good to see you're still with us after three years up the Amazon. We're now actually in Spainfor the winter, returning home in early March - Wales was last summer but I've been so involved with marketing at the golf club, my blogging has got rather behind! (We have 114 new members last year and it's still going strong I hear) I always thought of it a 'yakky da' (good health) until i saw the headline here written in the window of the shop where we bought the Welsh Whisky. I went inside to find out what it meant, realising that was the correct spelling, and came out with the bottle (now empty) and the answer to my question. See you sometime soon and hope you are both well and smiling. The blog for this trip will follow Switzerland, wip! David and Janice
13th January 2014

Quelle fromage!
Sorry, I did of course mean 'quel dommage'! What a pity we all have to wait another couple of months in grey old England for your photos of this lovely region. We can still enjoy a pint and a pie at our local 'Tankard and Jug' though!
4th January 2014

Beautifully written...
I could picture everything, and it reminded us of our canal boating in Holland a few years ago. Thanks for starting to catch up on your blogs for travels in 2013.
12th January 2014

Hello Bob, An enlightening experience indeed and one we may one day repeat should the mood take us. Sorry there are no pictures. We're presently in Spain enjoying a little sunshine over winter - and we forgot to upload photos on to our laptop before leaving! The Wales edition to follow shortly, will suffer the same fate I fear, until we return home. David and Janice
3rd January 2014

Ah... what a lovely read. You have followed some of my journey when I lived in China - In April this year, I will also visit Shimla and Dharamsala. Your story has made it a little more exciting. Tracey :)
6th July 2013

People. More People.
I like the photos of locals, esp the one with "little brother" ( i smile each time i read how you call mike "little brother ). Enjoyed this blog, as with your many other blogs. Working my way through the ret on India now.....
9th July 2013

Hi Lili, You might realise, Mike is a professional i the Travel business, having worked at very senior level for a major UK Travel Company in his day. We've grown to know each other in recent years, though I'm nine years his senior. (hence the little brother) It's the people of India we shall remember, the colour, the aromas and the culture. I'm getting Mike's bad habits; we've been three weeks in France and a week in Wales since India and I have yet to write as word. Life in retirement is hectic for us. Long may you continue to enjoy my ramblings and long may you keep travelling yourself! David
6th July 2013

Mike as Guide
Do i have to be born to the same family to have the same perfect guide? [:)]
3rd April 2013

Welcome back home
I've followed your journey and am still following Mike's updates as they trickle through, thanks for sharing. Hope you return to India one day.....
8th July 2013

Welcome back home!
Hi Doggins, India rates highly on our long list of favourites and yes, we do hope to return one day, perhaps to the south. India has all those magical ingredients; colour, perfume, wealth and poverty, but most of all it's the delightful people and their culture. Thanks for following our travels through life. Mike, like us, is well into retirement and forever busy! There's only one life and you have to fill it. Keep sliling, David
22nd March 2013

Wow, glad you made it to this location
Your trip has been wonderful. It has been great traveling along with you to absorb each locations, the colors, sounds and smells that you have described so wonderfully. Your eye continues to capture amazing things and this blog is loaded with many great photos but this one is my favorite. [photo=7434394]
22nd March 2013
The Golden Temple

This photo is just awesome. Simply awesome.
22nd March 2013
The Golden Temple

Hi Anastasia, We fell in love with the stunning colours of India. Our final week saw us amongst Hindu, Muslim, Bubhist and Sikh in all their glory! David
21st March 2013

Well done, another great blog
Looks like you've really enjoyed your time in India. We've enjoyed following along. Humor is often lost in translation.
21st March 2013

Humor lost in translation!
Hi Dave and Merry-Jo, Mike had to continuously remind me that they will invariably miss the point - sometimes on purpose. I even have problems with my humour in England! Hopefully you'll enjoy the next one as I sign off from this amazing experience. We have to go back. David

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