Travel Memories Part 2


“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” L.P. Hartley,

Corona Quarantine Day 22. When you are lucky enough to have a lot off travel memories, it is good to have the time to stop and remember them.

Perriera, Colombia

Angor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Mekong Delta, Viet Nam

Lisbon, Portugal

Tel Aviv, Israel

Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

Amazon, Marajo, Brazil

Petra, Jordan

Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Londelozi, South Africa

Fly Safe,




Ten Beautiful Churches In The World


Ten Beautiful Churches In the World

“The choir always tittered and whispered all through service. There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have forgotten where it was, now. It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country.”  Mark Twain, the Adventures Of Tom Sawyer

If you are building a temple to God, you are going to want it to look good. Lets be honest, you want God to be impressed with your work. You can’t just throw something together at the last moment and hope it will work out. It takes time (800 years sometimes). I have a problem with all the ornate churches in the world. I think it is confusing to God to see all that gold and all the poverty that is always nearby.  But these are quite beautiful and very impressive.  

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem,Israel

St Peters Basilica,  Rome, Italy

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Westminister Abbey, London, England

 Church Of the Spilled Blood, St Petersburg, Russia

Notre Dame,  Paris, France

St Stephens Cathedral,  Vienna, Austria

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Talinn, Estonia

Tempelaukion, Helsinki,Finland

 Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos, Lisbon, Portugal

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Street Art Around The World

Street Art Around The World

“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” Carla Krueger

Since cave painting, human beings cannot resist the urge to draw and write on walls. It is my favorite art. I am drawn to the bright colors, the fact that it is available to everyone and especially, the mystery. Who did this? Why? What does it mean? Sometimes I see the same artist in different countries. Here are some favorites from around the world. 

Lisbon, Portugal


Capetown. South Africa

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tel Aviv, Israel

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Los Angeles, USA

Melbourne, Australia

Rio, Brazil

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Last Ten Things I Googled

Last Ten Things I Googled

Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” Neil Gaiman

Weather in Petra, Jordan.

What is apple cider vinegar good for?

How are the teams shaping up on the Voice?

Did the brother kill JonBenet Ramsey?

Best things to buy in Portugal.

Are there Starbucks in Jordan, Israel and Portugal? (for my collection not for the coffee)

Guy who asked me out in Lisbon.

Best stain removers.

How much water has to leak before you have mold?

Fernando Pessoa quotes.

Best falafel in Tel Aviv

and that was just this morning.

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The Least Visited Countries In The World That You Don’t Have To Be Afraid To Go To

The Least Visited Countries In The World That You Don’t Have To Be Afraid To Go To.

“In any case, a little danger is a small price to pay for ridding a place of tourists.” Tahir Shah

They are not on the US list of dangerous countries. However, going to remote places may involve risk. Always check the political situation right before you go. Check local blogs, websites and listen to the news. Make sure you have your visas and allow plenty of time to get them if necessary. Get travel insurance.There is much more risk about health in locations where it could take days to get out. Take vaccinations, malaria pills if needed and stay current on outbreaks of disease in the location you are traveling to. Find out what if any telecommunications work in the destination you are going to. Keep you family informed of your whereabouts and who to contact if they haven’t heard from you in a certain period of time. If you still want to go, be flexible and have fun.  (not my photos)

Dominica – This beautiful country in  the Caribbean has two airports that cannot take anything larger that a commercial prop plane so unless you have a private jet it is a bit of a problem. Volcanoes, flora, fauna, and hot springs make it a beautiful destination.

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Liechtenstein is landlocked between Switzerland and Austria. There is not an airport but they do have a heliport for those who need to get in and out on business to use their secretive bank system and take advantage of low corporate taxes. There are beautiful mountains and excellent skiing and hiking in this tiny country.

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Tonga has some of the most beautiful beaches. It is one of the last monarchies in the world. If you go during a festival, there will be barbecues, drinking and dancing. They have an airport with a hard name to pronounce.

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Solomon Islands – Tropical flowers, beaches, rain forests, lagoons, waterfalls, great diving, surfing and a good fresh fish market are some of the things you can find on the Solomon Islands. The Battle of Guadalcanal was fought here during World War ll. The country consists of over 900 islands. Remember to take malaria pills. It isn’t low risk.

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Kiribati is a paradise in the Pacific that no one has heard of. There is a flight every two weeks from the Marshall Islands and Fiji.

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Tuvalu is another country in the Pacific that no one knows. A propeller plane (my least favorite way to travel), flys from Fiji twice a week. Beautiful beaches, friendly people and no tourists make it a quiet place to go. It is the world’s least visited country and the first to go when global warming takes over. No credit cards makes it tough. Bring Australian dollars.

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Sao Tome and Principe doesn’t have as many problems as most African countries do. There are direct flights from Lisbon which is good because I have not been there yet either. The country has great diving, volcanoes, cool rock formations, snorkeling, jungle trekking and cute fishing villages.

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So if you are up for that unique trip, go where few men have gone before you………
Fly safe,