Nomad Old Farts' Guestbook



26th December 2017

I look forward to following you...
as the Caribbean Islands have been on my bucket list for some time. I will read each of your blogs with great interest as research for my trip.
10th August 2017

hi
thanks for sharing the blog!it was useful
10th August 2017

oman tour
thanks for sharing this post about middle east tour
13th June 2017

Excellent narrative and photos-big nostalgia trip for me
Loved reading this--brought back my own memories of this fantastic place. We did meet Marguerite on our visit as our group of 5 included 2 Kiwis who actually knew or were friends of Marguerite's son. I bought her book as well and found it quite interesting reading. We had fun with the carriage guys and donkey guys and horse guys who kept telling Kurt he should ride. He didn't go up to the monastery but he did manage the walk down and back--a bit slowly, You are certainly right the topography did remind me of the Bungles and also of some spots in the U.S. Southwest.
16th June 2017

Petra
Thanks Faith. Trust all well. Look forward to catching up in January.
10th May 2017
Beach & coastline at Prevelly

Nice coastline
Love this view
10th May 2017
Beach & coastline at Prevelly

Margaret River
It's not a bad country. Come and visit us some time!
29th April 2017
Whale shark with two larger escorts

Yes dive not drive
That was funny
29th April 2017
Whale shark with two larger escorts

Fantastic
I would love to do this drive.
29th April 2017
Whale shark with two larger escorts

Ningaloo
Thanks guys. I assume you mean 'dive' rather than 'drive'!
10th April 2017
Close up of the other three Tombs

Petra
High on my bucket list as well. Nice to see some great pics of the less seen tombs as well.
10th April 2017

Trip Excitement
Wow, it's a great post. The trip would have been awesome. I can feel the excitement after these type of trips.I am a traveler and gone to different locations. Recently I had been to UK using a yacht that I have booked from Medwaves Charters. Looking forward to go on a trip to the Dead Sea. Will be interesting.
9th April 2017

I've enjoyed Following your travels...
and look forward to more from Western Australia.
8th April 2017

Excellent Petra pics!
Hi Joan and Neil, I would absolutely love to visit Jordan, a friend of mine has been spending some time thre and I hope to get there with her sooner rather than later. You spoke of there being thinner crowds due to the neighbouring conflicts; did you discuss this with any of the locals in the tourism industry? They must be feeling a some of that hit. awesome photos, you made me want to explore even more! Cheers, Emily
9th April 2017

Petra
Hi Emily, The only ones we 'discussed' this with were a couple of the local Bedouin on site, who acknowledged the numbers were down but didn't go into detail. On the basis that my mother told me to never discuss politics or religion with strangers (and to say the Middle East is being screwed up by both would be an understatement!), we didn't really move beyond that superficial stage. If I can help in any way with future planning, feel free to get in contact. You should consider Oman - did you read my 3 blogs on there? Cheers, Neil
8th April 2017

Petra is a marvel
Every inch is amazing.
8th April 2017

Petra
Yeah, you might have gathered it runs pretty high on my list.
6th April 2017
... and at leisure

Israel
History of the land and people are ever present when visiting this country. So much going on.
5th April 2017
Our boat for the 'Jesus cruise'

Jesus Cruise
With a name like that how can one refuse. When a cruise in a wooden boat becomes a religious experience...brilliant!
31st March 2017
... with the abandoned mud village in the background

Oman
You really do get around. Love following your travels.
27th March 2017
Turtle making its way back to sea

Amazing turtles
Stunning photo
24th March 2017
The main minaret at the Grand Mosque

Oman
Great pics from what looks like a grand tour of the Sultanate of Oman...Enjoy
24th March 2017
The main minaret at the Grand Mosque

Oman
Yeah, I'm actually back now as it's too hard to process blogs on the run (and no spare time anyway). Look for more blogs on Oman plus some on Israel and Petra. The latter was a blast.
23rd March 2017

Interesting reading!
This is what you get up to in between teaching stints at APC? How fantastic!

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