Category Archives: Bucket List

Let’s Hear it for the Driver

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man … Continue reading

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Vestiges of Summer ~ September in Paris

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”  ~  Anthony J. D’Angelo “Bonjour Madam, Monsieur. Welcome to Paris. It is a good time to be here. The sun is shining. Oui.” Our talkative cab driver … Continue reading

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Bags Packed ~ India Calling

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your … Continue reading

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The Cracker Day Rodeo

Marianne of East of Malaga has created the One Trip EVERY Month Challenge which sounds like fun. She’s even suggesting we include those local places of interest that we never get around to visiting but wished we had. With cameras … Continue reading

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Looking Beyond Crumbling Buildings ~ Havana

 A land without ruins is a land without memories – a land without memories is a land without history.   Abram Joseph Ryan Having grown up in Miami during the 50’s, I have iconic images of Havana, Cuba, a large Caribbean … Continue reading

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Living with the Manatees

I do not have to travel far to be in the midst of wildlife, the feathery kind that perch in the branches of the mangroves (herons and egrets) or those massive creatures of the water that find their way up … Continue reading

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The Fishermen of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Beautiful Halong Bay. Mesmerizing … Continue reading

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Halong Bay, Vietnam ~ Cruising on a Wooden Junk

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Diane Arbus The only way to really experience Halong Bay is to cruise on a junk and spend more than one night. October was the month we traveled. The temperatures … Continue reading

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

“A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” Moslih Eddin Saad                                      I can describe SE Asia in three words: It is an artist’s palette. A profusion of color, shapes, sizes and textures, found in and on the … Continue reading

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My 7 Super Shots

My thanks to Cathy at catbirdinoman who nominated me to participate in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots. The challenge is to choose 7 of your own photos, one for each of the following categories: A photo that…takes my breath away A … Continue reading

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