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12th January 2019
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22nd July 2018

Central Coast Wines
We agree with you that this is a lovely area to explore and they have outstanding wines.
25th July 2018

Less Crowded
It is a much easier, safer, and saner area to move around, wine taste, dine, without spending a small fortune. I like the low key atmosphere too!
8th February 2018

Go or do not go?
Interesting perspectives Gerry and I expect you are not seeking rabbits to agree as if blinded by your experienced headlights! Myanmar - we want to but the Rohingya genocide is a definite worry. The Great Wall of China - we have never been to Badaling as we do not like tourist hordes. The outer Beijing wall sites are the places to go. We were once alone on Jinshanling and no better part of the wall you will find. Machu Picchu - you must have been in a tourist group or there on a bad day...what a shame. Sometimes you have to go to some places before it is too late e.g Tibet and Mali...sometimes it is too late. We go where our imagination leads us then our hearts jump in. It is then up to us to get the most out of it and not let disappointments alter our enjoyment. Everyones jpurney is different...everyones step is what they make of it.
8th February 2018

90% of the time I get pre-check...
and this is without paying the $85 for the privilege. It's nice to have.
22nd January 2018

Why ride the rails?
Thank you Gerry. Great blog. I often hear the phrase "the great train journeys of the World" and other than China, Peru and Java I think that would be nice and then think no further. I travelled to and from school in Sydney by train many years ago and sworn never again and have only recently discovered the trains in Sydney are a good option to get to the city as they are air-conditioned, comfortable and efficient. Most importantly they save braving city traffic!!! You extol the delights of train travel in USA. Maybe that is where we should spend our time just looking out the window for miles and miles. 'Cos when I travel I don't text or read. Travel for me does not allow time to not use every precious second to take it all in. But you are highlight the joys and advantages of rail travel in USA.
25th January 2018

Thank you so much!
Appreciate your comments and insight. Is it worth coming all the way over to Oz and take the Ghan?
9th January 2018

Probably the coldest I have been in is minus 20C in Datong, China. Everywhere after that seemed warm. Our son lives in Toronto, Canada where it was minus 22C a couple of days ago. For us travellers from Oz there was no greater thrill than snow covering Zion NP in Utah & Monument Valley in Arizona a few years ago during a polar vortex yet it was colder in Memphis, Tennessee. Gotta love USA!
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.
29th December 2017

Cold Beer
Yes, we are most fortunate, the cold beer is a bonus, though I am chilling the champagne right now for this weekend.
23rd December 2017

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.
1st November 2017

Your blog says a lot about the place and even more about its history which would eventually increase its tourism. This is the link of my page which also deals with travel blogs and even uploads submitted videos at minimal costs. Kindly go through it. Thank you.
2nd November 2017

Thank You!!!
I shall!
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

They are NOT prisoners. They are free wage workers. :)
From Blog: Dangerous Visits
10th July 2017

Best of the Best, really well said I would really appreciate it if you would also review my profile!
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

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 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.

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