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House-sitting – A Pup, Some Rabbits and… Google!

Daisy and I ran after rabbits today. Squirrels darted up trees. We jumped mole hills and rabbit holes and sniffed nervously at fox burrows. I’m sure one of us would have caught something if we weren’t attached to each other by … Continue reading

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Batumi, Georgia – When Good Beach Resorts Go Bad!

With a December average high temperature of 12°C, and average low of 6°C, we were looking forward to defrosting in Batumi. I also couldn’t wait to discover the pumping vibe of a city newly peppered with eye-wateringly futuristic architecture and … Continue reading

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Georgia, Armenia and Iran – Happy Holidays!!!

My sister and I met up with another good friend in Trabzon. Full circle for me, this is where I had arrived in Turkey from Russia almost a month earlier. We had each done long trips before but now these … Continue reading

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Marvellous Mardin – Alleyways and Arches

Still in Mesopotamia, Mardin is amazing.  Its original habitation apparently dates back to 4000 BC  and, like Harran, it is considered one of the longest continuously inhabited places on earth. Mardin began its current life as a fortified hilltop castle … Continue reading

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One lone chopstick

I travel with a set of chopsticks. They somehow match my ten year old metal mug also from China. They are my instant noodle tools for the train and a reminder of long ago happy adventures. I get a bit … Continue reading

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“The Talk”

I had ‘the talk’ today (at Ulan Ude), walking alone around the huge outdoor ethnological museum – a talk I have about now on all of my trips. “We need to talk.” My subconscious finally gets a hearing in the … Continue reading

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Fat feet and smelly tevas

I’d forgotten how your body can freak out after being in a hermetically sealed flying tube for hours, then landing in intense heat, humidity and (bless it) smog… sweating, chafing, appetite and thirst mood swings, the works. Add our favorite … Continue reading

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