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4th June 2014

How True !
Dear Madam, I like your comment on a Religion. It is true that if you treat it with a respect , you always come away with a better understanding and appreciation. We get this experience during our visits to remote places in India.
3rd June 2014
Gracia Neighborhood- Barcelona

How gorgeous is this building?
I have loved all your European blogs, so it's a little sad that your travels there have come to an end...but I'm now looking forward to seeing Mexico through your eyes again :)
6th June 2014
Gracia Neighborhood- Barcelona

Thanks!
Europe was fun for us and I'm sure we will be back soon. Mexico has become our "home away from home" and is a great base for our travels. Still no plans past the next couple of months, but we have some good ideas. Thanks for reading!
29th May 2014
Montserrat Monastery

Montserrat Monastery
Lovely, lovely, lovely.
29th May 2014

Look out Arthur Frommer
You've done an excellent job of outlining your budget style travel and giving people real details on how it can be done. Once we retire we will be following in your footsteps. Glad you were able to enjoy some European cities. You saw the real Paris, Rome and Barcelona. We've got good friends that have rented for several months in a small town in Southern France in the winter. They loved being there off season and have made several good friends. I'll get some details and send it to you should you be interested in going back in the winter. Eager to hear about what part of Mexico you have picked for this adventure.
29th May 2014

Thanks
Wow a winter in France sounds excellent. I can't picture anything in France without lots of tourists (and we were there in a slower season). Next time we plan on seeing a little more of the countryside, I hope!.
29th May 2014

Wow!
Your comment on our Luang Prabang brought us to your blog and boy, are we ever glad! I spent the first few paragraphs of this post nodding and smiling - we have both also wanted to spend an extended time in Europe but have struggled with the expense of it but after 6 months renting houses and cooking for ourselves in S.E. Asia, we realize that this is the way we prefer to travel. We both agree that living in an area is the best way to get to know the culture, the people, a neighbourhood. In fact, shopping for everyday requirements opens up a whole new world of understanding into a culture. What is expensive and what is cheap ? What is easily attainable and what is a luxury item? We will be mining your blogs for more information when we're ready to take that trip. Great writing and photos too. Thanks!
29th May 2014

Nice to meet you!
It's good to meet other travelers who have found longer stays to be enjoyable. We have found that shopping for groceries is fun and a great way to meet people. We always got the best recommendations for bread and meat once we got to know the local store owners in Barcelona and Rome. We always struggle a little with language but having fun with the neighbor kids or talking to an old person on a park bench to be some of our best travel memories. Thanks for reading!
29th May 2014

Seeing the world through your camera and eyes !
This has been so wonderful. I hope you're writing a book and keeping notes along the way. Your commentary is a hugely positive addition to the photos you take. I spent a week in Rome and so loved it and all it offered. I would love to return , spend more time in Rome and see more of the countryside. Now I'm going to go get my world map and name the countries you've visited that I was unable to ID ! Keep on bloggin'.
29th May 2014

Re: Seeing the world through your camera and eyes
Thanks, Pat, for your kind words. I feel sometimes like I'm playing 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' Time to think about our next adventure! Thanks again!
28th May 2014

Thanks for such an informative blog...
Congratulations to your son. Mexico seems to be your home base from which you plan forays to other countries. We enjoyed our few days there and look forward to seeing more of that country someday. But you have to return to Europe. Have you thought of house sitting? That would bring accommodation prices down.
28th May 2014

Thanks!
We enjoyed reading about your trip to Peru, Panama and the Yucatan, all places we enjoyed ourselves. House sitting would be great, but perhaps to planned for us right now. A good idea for the future, though. We like Mexico and feel comfortable here. It kind of feels like home, but is still exotic enough to feel like we are travelling. Thanks for reading!
7th May 2014

Barcelona!
You truly are world travelers and explorers of great cultures. We love your blogs because they are filled with fun facts, for example half the books sold in Barcelona are sold on St. Jordi's Day. Wonder how many of those books get read? You've had some great locations for your apartments in Rome, Paris and now Barcelona. Hopefully this one is bigger than the one in Paris? Sounds like an amazing city. We may have to go to listen to some music. Eager to read your next discovery in this beautiful part of the world.
7th May 2014

Our apartment here is pretty nice. We actually have a real bed and we each have furniture to sit on! We also have a washing machine which is nice. Most of the guys that we saw getting a book were more interested in the girl than the book, I think. Our son graduates from SF State soon and we are heading home for that after Barcelona. Haven't really figured out what is after that. Europe has been really nice and I'm sure we'll be back soon!
7th May 2014

As always, great writing and photos. I'm glad you came to Spain and I really hope you enjoy it. Are you planning on coming to the Balearics?
7th May 2014

I wish!
Thank you. Unfortunately we won't be able to make it this time. I went to Mallorca many (many, many, many) years ago. It was beautiful and we would like to go again. The ferry from Barcelona to Palma only takes 7 hours, so we thought about it. We will be getting out of town a little while we are here, soon I hope!
17th April 2014

VEry Good
An amazingly written blog. You should be a writer for one of these travel catalogues...really well done!
7th May 2014

Thank you, that is very nice!
16th April 2014
Fountain at Versailles

Thank you!
Thanks for the nice compliment and thanks for reading.
16th April 2014
Fountain at Versailles

stunning!
i love this photo! thanks for introducing the b side of paris. this will be helpful for me
16th April 2014

What a treasure!
I really really love that feeling of finding the 'B' side... while reading the start of your blog I smiled to myself as I recalled a similar feeling about the Trevi Fountain in Rome...the first time we saw it we were awe struck by every aspect of it, and then after a few days we'd walk past it with barely a glace, as we pushed our way through to a favourite gelato shop near it :)
15th April 2014

Thanks as always!
This is a wonderful place. Even though we will have stayed a month, I think it could be more. I know why so many people love Paris now...
15th April 2014

Thanks!
Love the Dublin stories. Jealous that a pint costs so much in Paris. There are so many things to do here it is amazing and well worth multiple visits. Every time we go out we discover something new.
15th April 2014

Thanks for reading
I remember the speed travelling days well. We visited the Great Wall of China, Potala Palace in Tibet, Mt. Everest, Khatmandu and saw the Taj Majal in just about a week of travel. Now it takes us 3 days just to figure out the Metro in a city. Both ways are fun. I still miss my 8-track tapes. Ha ha.
15th April 2014

Well written...
and the pictures are great! Oh the joy of spending time in one place.

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