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21st February 2021

So True!
I love maps and thought I knew a fair bit of geography. But a few years ago my I realized that my understanding of where South America is located in relationship to North America was clearly off the mark. After flying all the way from the east coast of the US to Peru on the west coast of South America, we still found ourselves in the same time zone!
21st February 2021

Love Your Comments
The maps just make it even better when we discover some real geography. I even took a course at the local community college, since I was so interested.
20th February 2021

Typical map
The first map in your blog is a typical map made in the US, as North America is in the middle. It shows the Soviet Union and Eastern Germany by the way. A typical map made in Europe shows Europe in the middle and a typical map made in East Asia shows this area in the center. My desk pad since the age of 10 or so had a world map too and this might have been my first inspiration for travelling. My parents only went to 6 countries with me but now at the age of 46 I have seen around 55. In 13 of them I did IT projects.
20th February 2021

Well said!
You are right. We are all "home centric" either consciously or not.
12th February 2021

Souvenirs - A Many-Splendored Thing
I had to smile reading this nice blog. I also recently posted a similar blog on this very thing! I used to buy many more souvenirs than I do now -- some were hits and some were definitely misses. Either way, they evoke lots of memories for me and they are another way to document where I've visited so I treasure most of them. I like to think that the craft/souvenir pieces I've bought helped provide some income to the artist's family. In Morocco children were selling little camels woven from palm and hopefully the money they received for them helped in some way. I rarely bring home food of any kind, but I love magnets which I display on the side of an office cabinet.
12th February 2021

I agree
You were a very responsible tourist. I have purchased many art objects over the years. But most have been given away or ??
1st February 2021

Getting By Without Travel
Enjoyed reading this blog! It has been a tough 12 months for travel addicts like myself. Your examples of things to enjoy (destination cocktails, movies, travel shows on TV, travel books) should be good options for many suffering from travel withdrawal. For me they just re-awaken the simmering travel beast within! However, I have been enjoying hearing some of my similarly travel-addicted friends talk about their tentative travel plans for 2022 as well as making up my own list of possible adventures. (Sad to say Myanmar is now off the list.) This same group of world-wide travel friends, once members of a blog site that was bought and jettisoned by TA, still communicate regularly discussing travel, have been the best antidote for my wanderlust during these trying times. So I totally agree with you that making friends around the world is one of the most rewarding aspects of travel. I'd be comfortable calling on friends from Bulgaria, England, Australia, Portugal, Romania or Ireland for advice or help while traveling to their country -- that's priceless! Hope you enjoy your upcoming travel!!
1st February 2021

Appreciate Your Feedback
You are too kind, I thank you!!! You sound like the rest of us. I am hoping to get to Croatia for cycling in May, maybe hit Greece along the way. I just my 2nd covid vax today, since I work in health care. Be good and stay safe!!!
29th December 2017

In retrospect
Enjoyed your perspectives Gerry. This is the season of good cheer. Also a down time in Oz where we can reflect on those places in the World we have visited and wish to visit. And as we sip a cold beer...time to remember how fortunate we be.
23rd December 2017

Beer
Coming from Australia with its extensive and healthy beer culture I found your Czech beer blog illuminating. My first taste of Czech beer was in Vietnam when I met bloggers Kris & Kate of Rat on the Road, being their preferred drop. You say beer is best consumed at a temperature between 7 to 10 degrees C. Is that ice cold or cool? In Oz we like it ice cold or the colder the better, while I understand the Brits like it room temperature which I could not stomach.
23rd December 2017

Agree Completely
I love ice cold beer on a hot day, or any type of day. Seven to 10 is ideal for Czech style beer. The lighter lagers are better cold, as in the US.
23rd October 2017

Planning for my 2nd visit
I only visited San Diego once. But, I might want to go to San Diego again and join the HACK-O-WEEN hackathon on the 1st Ave this coming Fri, Sat, and Sun. Do you have any hotel suggestion?
From Blog: More San Diego
23rd October 2017

Stay Downtown
If you are flying into town, stay downtown, take the light rail to and from. Downtown hotels are easy access to light rail, and many downtown activities, like Little Italy. We like the Residence Inn, which has free parking if you have a car.
From Blog: More San Diego
27th July 2017
Craft beer is the rage here!

A beer city
San Diego has so much to offer.
From Blog: More San Diego
12th July 2017
Political prisoners in Siberia

Burlaks
They are NOT prisoners. They are free wage workers. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlak
From Blog: Dangerous Visits
10th July 2017

Luxry
Best of the Best, really well said I would really appreciate it if you would also review my profile! http://www.lianaluxurytravel.co.uk/
From Blog: Dangerous Visits
10th July 2017

Quite the website
As you say, luxurious, too bad I can't travel that way. Those days are behind me, for various reasons. But great options on your website.
From Blog: Dangerous Visits
1st June 2017

I'm with you on 50!
Both my husband and I have been to all 50 states. We've actually lived in 15 states. My last state was Vermont and my husband's last state was Arkansas. We'll be glad to join you in that champagne some day. Hopefully our paths will cross.
From Blog: The Nifty Fifty
1st June 2017

More!
I would love to hear more about your journey. I have only lived in California.
From Blog: The Nifty Fifty
24th May 2017

I'm going to Norway to walk the St. Olavsleden pilgrim trail in July...
I've seen the aurora...in Pennsylvania driving to my girlfriend's (now wife) home. Really inexpensive...the drive that is...not the wife!
24th May 2017

All the places I loved to visit in the past...
have been overrun by tourists. Now I'm going off the tourist trail to find other special places. Norway is next. With the high cost of living there I don't expect to see many tourist and know there is great scenery.
24th May 2017

Norway Expensive
If you are going for the Aurora, go to Alaska instead. Closer and cheaper.
6th May 2017

"one camp, ten thousand lives, ten thousand stories"
I think it is important that you tell some of these stories Gerry...especially poignant for your family...Lest We Forget.
6th May 2017

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