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21st March 2019

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20th March 2019
The three mountains in Tongariro National Park

New Zealand
We loved this National Park. Thanks for the memories.
20th March 2019
The three mountains in Tongariro National Park

Tongariro
Thanks guys. It's a great part of the world, but as you would have read, the weather was not kind to us this time. This was of less concern to me as during my childhood spent in Wellington, our family would holiday every year at Taupo, so I've seen all these mountains in their glory, but I think it was disappointing for my fellow travellers.
20th March 2019

Intresting
Wow that was an awesome exprience reading your blog. You kept everything very detailed, and sticked to the point. I have some sililar blog written, If you don't mind have a look on it: exploreem.blogspot.com
20th March 2019

Interesting
Yeah, I had a quick read. All good stuff. Good luck with your future travels.
20th March 2019

Keep writing for yourself...
and the rest of us old farts will continue to enjoy!
20th March 2019

Aotearoa
Thanks for your kind comment, Bob. Like you I have travelled most of the world, much of it for business or pleasure before I started my blogs 12 years ago, and sadly many of those visits are very distant memories. Often my wife, Joan, will say something like "do you remember that night in Venice when we went out to dinner and you wore that awful red shirt and ordered the cannelloni" and to be frank, I can hardly remember even being in Venice! So these blogs are about my last chance to retain some memories, and I'm delighted that you enjoy them too.
6th July 2018

inspiring to travel
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3rd July 2018

Dancing Dave
The dancing one is detailed and verbose and that is one of the things we love about him. If you look at our blogs from that trip we are not so detailed. MJ :)
4th July 2018

Dancing Dave
Yes, I had read your blog early in my planning phase too, MJ. I've just run through it again, and as you do, I enjoyed the memories, even though I've only been back a couple of weeks. In many ways, I envy you that trip, doing it independently, as that is my preferred mode of travel and allows you to focus on some of the items (eg people and food) that you don't get the same opportunities when you are on a group tour. Sadly my wife doesn't share my enthusiasm and sense of adventure and much prefers our annual 5 star visits to the US to visit our grandchildren in Virginia.
3rd July 2018

Armenia rich in culture
We traveling with Dancing Dave and his wife Denise. You'll have to check out our blogs when you get home. Great country.
3rd July 2018

Armenia rich in culture
Yes, I remember reading all of David's blogs just after we had booked the trip. He certainly goes into greater detail on some of his topics than I do!
3rd July 2018

Armenia and more
We loved our time in Armenia and look forward to going back to do other nations in that area. We found lots of music off the beaten path while we were there. Steeped in history and friendly people we highly recommend this area to friends. We enjoyed the wines and the foods were great also.
3rd July 2018
Sound & light show at Yerevan

Dancing Waters
We enjoyed this show and the city.
2nd July 2018

Very nice
A very nice and balanced and well written blog- nice pictures too. Enjoyed it.
3rd July 2018

Armenia
Thanks for the nice comments. It's always good to get some appreciation!
30th June 2018

Armenia
Brings me back to our foray in that ancient land last August, Neil. Nice summary. You should check out my blogs where I dealt in detail with the Armenian Genocide, the Monasteries & Khachkars and of course the most beautiful women in the World.
1st July 2018

Armenia
Yeah, I remember reading your Armenian Genocide and the other accompanying blogs long ago when I first decided to visit these parts. Your treatment is of course a little deeper than mine in all areas but was an interesting read once again now that I'm back home. Our Armenian guide, Anahit, was very attractive - no coincidence, huh!
30th June 2018
A different perspective of the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Centre

Azerbaijan
Great blog encouraging a foray into this Western Asian wonderland, Neil. Love that it shows its emergence from Soviet days with modern architecture that is designed to make a statement and must blow you away. We experienced the perspective from Armenia with whom it has closed borders. But as always...those that visit a country return with own their real time perspectives.
28th June 2018
The Grand Bazaar ...

An amazing city
Love the energy in the market.
28th June 2018

Azerbaijan
We made it to Armenia which we love but ran out of time to explore this area. We'll hope to do it in a future trip.
29th June 2018

Azerbaijan
Good to hear from you guys. Well worthwhile country - very hospitable people as I'm sure you experienced in Armenia.
27th June 2018

A New One for My Bucket List!?!
I never really considered visiting Azerbaijan, but after reading your blog I may put it on my bucket list! Nice account of your time there, and nice photos too.
27th June 2018

Bucket List
Thanks for your kind comments. I think they apply to you and most of the world. These countries are still recovering from the Soviet era and really trying to attract tourists and this shows in most peoples' attitudes. This is even more apparent in Georgia, which I'll likely post later today.

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