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Malta and Sicily in the summer!!

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Malta and Sicily in the summer!!

Malta and Sicily in the summer!!   Who knew there was such a hot place temperature-wise that could actually be so beautiful? Also so loud, in the summer they have fireworks in Malta every night??? Not just one a night but 4-5 that lead up to midnight?! Depends on the festival of the day but wow they were great fireworks. Sicily is loud too, the people they speak loudly to everyone. Happy loud. The fish market in Catania wow they have whole shark fishes for sale giant sizes of fishes I can’t name, the merchants shout and shout for the...

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Slovenia so Small

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Slovenia so Small

Even they think of themselves as so small. It’s a country been attacked over and over by different border countries its whole life. But now is a sweet so small country. Lovely people and amazing architecture and great stories: A royal prince is killed while he was in hiding…..going to the bathroom. Yup the avengers who wanted the prince dead because he killed their king’s nephew found out when he would be in the outhouse. They catapulted the outhouse!! Great movie idea or what??? The sweet little town of Ljubljana was a treat to see, there’s...

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Tunisia and Algeria……NOT.

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Tunisia and Algeria……NOT.

100 countries before I turn 50. I wanted to see many diverse countries, not just the usual tourist spots. But with Tunisia’s situation it was deemed best I don’t go as planned there. I’ll try another time. This world is so amazing I can’t believe we don’t all live peacefully, it’s sad, really. This trip for July is now England, Sweden, Malta and Sicily. Adding two more countries to my list is awesome! Presently in Stockholm Sweden it is ridiculously wet outside now! Rain can really ruin a day. Heading out to see the Royal Palace of 600 rooms...

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Where was I just?

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Where was I just?

This is the first sentence out of my friends and family when I see them. I’ve been home for two weeks now and no one believes me when I say that! True I travel a lot, my kids think I’m crazy and my family all worry about me. I have the travel bug, that is all there is to it! I was just in Panama, Colombia, Cuba and Bahamas. 2 weeks ago! Cuba was a real thrill for me as I have been able to travel there easily as a Canadian but I never could find anyone to go with, so this time a dear friend of mine came and we had a great time. We boiled...

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COLOMBIA not Columbia

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COLOMBIA not Columbia

That’s their logo everywhere. I have no idea what people are talking about. I loved it In Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena, Colombia. I felt safe and saw some amazing sites. My whole family and most of my friends fretted about my visit here. I followed some basic rules, no watch no camera and no night life. I had a guide in each city to show me the areas and sites. I will say this very few people speak English. Also if I ask if they speak English they carry on in Spanish, they know I don’t understand them, but they keep trying in Spanish to...

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Amsterdam’ Kings Day!

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Amsterdam’ Kings Day!

With the amount of travelling I do I almost always miss an event in the town I’m in by a day or two that I wished I had planned for. I try to look up festivals and events before booking my trips but its a near perfect science to make it work perfectly, mostly the flights are just cheaper on the wrong days hotels costs go up on events days etc. Finally though I managed to get to Amsterdam on Kings Day. I even had a friend fly in for the day and go with me. This is the king’s birthday, everyone wears something orange or as much orange as they...

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65 to 68 Countries by MAY 25th!

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65 to 68 Countries by MAY 25th!

Next trips are confirmed! Panama, Colombia and Cuba. I’m so excited to finally get to Cuba, Have to get there before the Americans are finally in. Of course ill want to go back after they do and see if there is any differences. I totally think there will be major differences when the Americans finally get their business in there and their added tourist economy boost, many changes ahead for Cuba. Colombia is listed in the Canada Travel Guidance as ‘high security precaution needed’ That was enough to make my older son not want to go there, but...

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I Need A Dinner Companion

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I Need A Dinner Companion

Yes I just finished saying eating out alone is OK but I’ve found an issue. I’ve booked a fabulous restaurant in Paris May 6th. I tried booking the reservation for one person, but this place requires two person minimal. So I put in two people. I was thinking when I go there I would say my date was a no show that I got stood up. No big deal. My sister who is in Paris every year and is fluent in all things French says they will suss me out in a second! I booked this reservation three months in advance, now I’m asking is there anyone out there...

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Travel alone, eating alone.

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Travel alone, eating alone.

I have been traveling like a crazy person for the last three years. I have traveled most my life but the last three years with the goal of getting to 100 countries has made me collect points and spend all my savings just to see the world. Alone mostly. It has been worth it. Eating alone has been a challenge and lately I’ve been going to some of the more expensive and the best reviewed restaurants around. If I’m going to eat alone the food better be good. A couple of things I do to make it easier, sit by the window, to people watch and or...

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BELIZE and HONDURAS….. 64….65 COUNTRIES!!!

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BELIZE and HONDURAS….. 64….65 COUNTRIES!!!

35 countries to go!! If I spent about $1200-$1500 per 3 countries, which is a high estimate then I’m doomed to spend at least $17,000 to just get to my 100 countries!! I don’t travel budget like Matt does www.nomadicmatt.com or use points only like www.pointsguy.com. Plus now I want to travel with friends or family, no more traveling alone. Great that will cut some costs some ways but increase costs other ways. Group Travel. I’ve come across this idea a few times. I’ve done some group travels and I’ve enjoyed some and not liked others. Now I...

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