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29th November 2020
Apamea

Syria - not much left of that country now
So cool that you've been to Syria. I guess that once it is possible to go there again it will be a very different country from what it was when you were there. /Ake
From Blog: To Aleppo
29th November 2020
Apamea

Syria
Indeed, very sad what has happened to such a beautiful country. I was there literally as the situation was kicking off, I left a couple of days after the British Embassy advised its citizens to leave the country. I feel grateful to have visited such a beautiful place with such warm, welcoming people. I feel sad to think what has happened to the country. I imagine it will be different once people are able to visit again, I hope it will still have its beautifully humble charm and hospitable grace. Thank you for all of your lovely and encouraging comments Ake :)
From Blog: To Aleppo
29th November 2020
The Angel Falls!

Angel falls - Venezuela
We also went to Angel Falls. I wouldn't go to Venezuela today though. Way too unsafe. /Ake
29th November 2020
The Angel Falls!

Angel Falls
Ah yes, I think we have the same photo, perhaps from the same location! Venezuela was already dodgy when I was there, I can't imagine what it must be like now.
29th November 2020
Me, Ksar Ouled Soltane

The Star Wars site?
That's one of the Star Wars sites in Tunisia, right? I think I was there myself. But that was a few years before we started the blog. I also visited the site where they recorded one of the first scenes in the first movie. Planet Tattoine scenes I think it was. /Ake
29th November 2020
Me, Ksar Ouled Soltane

Star Wars
Yes, indeed, this was from Star Wars, from Tunisia. I think there were indeed Planet Tatooine scenes set there. Amazing experiences to set foot in real life film sets!
29th November 2020
Cape MacClear

We absolutely loved Malawi
We spent two weeks in Malawi one and a half years ago and we loved it. Wonderful country and nice people. A bit worrying though that I could have become lion food... Yes, there was a lion roaming around near the camp.... /Ake
From Blog: Lake Malawi
29th November 2020
Cape MacClear

Malawi
Ah, Malawi - indeed, I also enjoyed very much my time there - a lovely little country, friendly people, and lots to see. Gosh, a bit concerning to read about the lion, sounds like it was a bit too close for comfort...
From Blog: Lake Malawi
29th November 2020
Zebra

i swear, zebras aren't real
Seriously, zebras can't be real. They must be painted horses! /Ake
29th November 2020
Zebra

Zebras
Ah, lol, and these zebras were imported from other parts of Africa I believe, to add to the overall "Africa" experience in Senegal...
29th November 2020
View over Al-Qasr

Egypt's been high on the agenda for years
Fo many years we have had Egypt high on our list of places we want to go to. This photo made it even more obvious that we really have to go there. That place looks awesome! /Ake
29th November 2020
View over Al-Qasr

Egypt
I think Egypt just has to be done. It wasn't completely safe during my visit, but I do believe it was worth it - the Pyramids...!!
29th November 2020
Grey Hornbill

You beat us there with about 6 months
I am looking through some of your older blogs. I see that you went to the Gambia about half a year before we were there. We actually didn't enjoy Senegal/Gambia all that much and have no plans on going back. How about you? /Ake
From Blog: Upriver Gambia
29th November 2020
Grey Hornbill

Six Months
Wow, small world, with just six months separating our visits! Lol, I have exactly the same to say about Senegal/Gambia - I didn't like them much, and have no plans at all to return. At least we can say we've been to West Africa now...!
From Blog: Upriver Gambia
20th November 2020

It's Been Fun
It's been great fun following along with you on your travels this year, Alex. I admit to being a bit envious that you've been able to explore your country while, for several reasons, I was not able to explore my own. Thanks for sharing the many interesting highlights of North East England, and for your wonderful photos.
20th November 2020

Thank you
Thank you very much Sylvia, for reading and for travelling along with me on my blog. No worries, I completely understand, and I'm sorry to hear you've not been able to travel. Hopefully this situation will end soon, and we will all be able to explore this beautiful world again. Thanks again for reading 😊
13th November 2020

Amazing
Hello Alex- Have you considered compiling your blogs into a travel book with pictures? I think that it would be a best-seller! It is a pleasure reading your blogs. I am transported to another place....you write very well.
13th November 2020

Sorry
Ah, sorry, Samuel...
13th November 2020

Thank you!
What a lovely comment, thank you David 😊 I did use to do this when a company existed called, I think, "Blog to Book". I'm not sure it exists anymore, but do let me know perhaps if you know of a similar company. Thank you for reading my blog 😊
27th October 2020

A marvelous journey
You found a great place to picnic. The castle looks lovely. I'm sad you didn't get your trip to California but you certainly have explored some wonderful local places. I had never heard of the Humber Bridge. Those clouds look like a Van Gough painting. You found a lovely BnB. Topping the journey off in Sheffield was the perfect way to end.... especially with the isolation of this year and not having time with the family. Time to plan the next adventure after you finish the laundry.
27th October 2020

Thank you
Aw, thank you for reading. It is so wonderful to read your uplifting and encouraging comments, Merry. It was a special journey, in my own backyard, in these uncertain times. It was indeed very special to round off the journey with my lovely family. Lol, laundry was done, and my next trip is still being formulated, all depending on the current situation... Thanks again for reading Merry 😊
26th October 2020
Beautiful Wood Sculpture

Nice carvings
Talent.
27th October 2020
Beautiful Wood Sculpture

Carvings
Also a lovely surprise to come across in the grounds of St Patrick's Church, Patrington.
26th October 2020
St Patrick's Church

Stunning architecture
So much history.
27th October 2020
St Patrick's Church

Architecture
Indeed, I was impressed with this little-known gem in a hidden village in the middle of the East Yorkshire countryside.

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