Monthly Archives: September 2014

My Favorite Travel Book: The Historian

Originally posted on In Pursuit of Adventure:
My absolutely favorite book about travel is called The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  It is a tale of three intersecting timelines of a family working together to track down and eliminate Dracula. The…

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Things that go bump in the night. You must do the things you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata” THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT. … Continue reading

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Photo pop-up: Reflections of the Alhambra

wonderful memories of this place…

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A return to Singapore

Originally posted on Plus Ultra:
Over dinner one night, many months ago, mother told us something I would never forget. “Actually,” she said in Cantonese, “you [two] are sons of the Southern Sea.” I do not recall the context of…

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The Blue Jaguar

We chatted about this and that and then stopped for coffee before we hit the A 27. This was the road that would take us along the coast to Chichester. He put on Radio Three and so I moved my … Continue reading

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Canovelles Sunday Market in Pictures

Canovelles Sunday Market in Pictures.

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The Tallest Building in Las Vegas

We were staying at The Stratosphere, the tallest building in town. We were headed for The Top of The World Restaurant 800 feet above ground level. The lift doors opened with barely a whisper and a smartly dressed middle aged … Continue reading

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Eat here: Yellow River Cafe, Hoi An, Vietnam

Eat here: Yellow River Cafe, Hoi An, Vietnam.

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The Lovely Flowers

The human condition means that very quickly the unfamiliar becomes familiar and a sense of normality prevails.Twice a week there was a large market dating back centuries. The flower selling with their magnificent displays meant that I could fill my … Continue reading

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The Games People Play…

Originally posted on Inspiring Speakers:
Why do you go to work – for the pay or to play? Money takes the L out of PLAY and we forget that life is just a game. The game is just an exchange…

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