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23rd August 2018
Brasov

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Just realised I'd missed this blog of yours... It's such a gorgeous part of the world. Was this taken from the White Tower?
23rd August 2018
Brasov

The old days...
It took a search of Google Maps to answer this one. :) It seems like a long time ago now. It is from the White Tower. I remembered taking the picture but didn't remember the name. We lived in a tiny apartment right next to the Black Church and walked up here several times during our visit.
22nd August 2018

Love your photos and writing
Also love your style of travel. Not so different to mine, but for the moment, I have less time. I am one of those people that are never ready to go home at the end of the holiday. I hope one day, I will get an opportunity to stay for a longer period, if I will then be satiated? I don't think I could take a European city in the summer, apart from the crowds (of as you pointed out, often miserable sightseers), I just can't enjoy it in such high temperatures. Now I am itching to return to Paris, your post has whet my appetite. I really admire you both, the last minute cheap flight, coping with the heat and crowds, the shared passion for travel. Just one final thing, please tell me your building had an elevator.
22nd August 2018

Elevators....
Thank you for the nice compliments, Faith! Yes, we had an elevator. We travel pretty bare bones, but that is definitely a necessity. The Paris summer was not pleasant about half the time we were there. The heat was awful. I liked it when we were younger, but now it is extremely uncomfortable. The crowds were too much, but there are ways to avoid them. It helped that we had seen the big sights on past trips. Thanks for reading and commenting. We appreciate it!
22nd August 2018
Sinking Montmartre Houses

Sinking house
A friend of mine wrote a whole blog on capturing this photo, and I really wish he hadn't. So much nicer not knowing :) I would love to spend a month in Paris, and in fact, I'm putting it on my 'big birthday wish list' right now... thanks for the inspiration!
22nd August 2018
Sinking Montmartre Houses

Sinking...
This house is pretty famous from local postcards. We walked by this apartment every day on our way up the hill. While catching our breath one day we snapped this. Not my favorite but kind of funny for those who haven't seen it. Hope you get all your birthday wishes! And thanks for reading and commenting.
21st August 2018

Spectacular writing an photos...
as always! I could just imagine myself enjoying Paris as it should be enjoyed...far from the maddening crowd. And thank goodness for Norwegian Airlines fares!
22nd August 2018

Maddening Crowd...
Thanks, Bob for the nice compliment! One day while fighting the crowds along the Champs Elysees we walked just one block over and found the most beautiful tree lined street with a quiet bench to take a break. That's the Paris we will remember. It is easy to only see the other, more crowded side though. We are glad we have time to see the good parts, too.
3rd August 2018
Point Cabrillo Light

Sounds like an interesting place to visit
This sounds like a very interesting place to visit. We really want to go back to the US again and California might be our destination when we do. Perhaps we head in this direction then. Very nice pics an always. /Ake
3rd August 2018
Point Cabrillo Light

California....
California has a great variety of things to see, probably as much as most countries. I would definitely include the Northern California coast in any itinerary. Thanks for reading and the nice compliments, Ake!
25th July 2018
Point Cabrillo Light

Location location location
Kinda proves a point doesn't it?
25th July 2018
Point Cabrillo Light

Location location location
Great pic
25th July 2018
Point Cabrillo Light

Location....
Thank you, Dave!
24th July 2018

Near home again
Your word pictures tell the story of Coastal California. Glad you are back in your neighborhood for a while. Sitting, pondering, wandering the coast and woodlands sounds just perfect.
25th July 2018

Home...
Mendocino is less than 3 hours from home and we had never been before. It was such a change from Palm Springs last month that it was hard to believe we were in the same state. We are happy we went. So peaceful and cool. We loved it. I know we will be back. Thanks for reading and the nice comments!
24th July 2018

I think you have finally found the place you want to plant your roots...
I will miss your stories of living months at a time absorbing the cultures all around the world.
25th July 2018

Roots....
Mendocino should be high on anyone's list of perfect retirement places, Bob. It is stunning and we had a great month there. We decided to stay out for at least a bit longer, but maybe the end is in sight. We're already off to a new continent so there are a few more stories left. Thanks for reading and commenting!
20th June 2018
Palm Springs

A time travel
Thanks for the time travel. I enjoyed the ride. /Ake
20th June 2018
Palm Springs

Time Travel...
There were quite a few scenes in Palm Springs (like this picture) where we did feel like we had gone back to a different era. Thanks for reading, Ake!
17th June 2018

Welcome back to the U.S.A.
No one can dispute the curative powers of the desert whether you like them or not. Spas and thermal waters are good for the soul and psyche. We have good friends who made La Quinta their home for the past 7 years. They've just moved back to the Seattle area to be closer to their children but really miss their life in the desert. They will go back and rent annually and stay in touch with friends.
17th June 2018

Deserts...
We enjoyed our stay here. We actually came back to California for a wedding and decided to stay for a couple of months to see a few areas of our own state we haven't spent long stays in. La Quinta and the other desert communities are nice but we're not the biggest fans of the gated community lifestyle. I think Palm Springs openness is more for us. Thanks for reading!
13th May 2018
Aliens?

Very cool architecture
Love this one.
13th May 2018

To plan or not to plan
Recently we've been planning less. It is a nice feeling to go with the flow. Changing hotels every day for 4 days does not sound like you. Not surprised Seoul is clean and organized.
14th May 2018

Planning...
Hardly anything we do now is really planned. I think we get tired when we try to do too many things too rapidly. That's why we really appreciate being able to go slowly. Seoul is noticeably clean. We just came back to the US for a little while and driving around the difference between Seoul and the U.S. is really apparent. Thanks for writing!

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