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  • Chitwan to PokharaFrom Chitwan we travelled to Lambini, the birthplace of Buddha. It is now a World Heritage Site and is visited by Buddhists from all over the world. Before entry shoes must be removed, It's a place I really wanted Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 3, 2013
  • On the RoadTravelling by any means in Nepal is an adventure. Our few days watching traffic in Kathmandu, travelling by kamikaze taxi, and dodging,cycles,rickshaws,motorcycles,cars, trucks and buses while on foot,had given us some serious misgivings about choosing to Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 2, 2013
  • Pashupatinath, KathmanduReligions are everywhere in Kathmandu and Nepal. Hinduism , Buddhism, Christianity,Islam and every other religion you can name, can probably be found somewhere in Kathmandu. However, central to most is Hinduism. Temple's are everywhere, and shrines are Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 2, 2013
  • Flight to KathmanduIn the sixties and seventies Kathmandu was a popular destination for the Hippies in search of free love and drugs (and not necessarily in that order). The overland trail led through Europe, Turkey, to India before ending at the drugs Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Oct 25, 2013
  • HueWhen we arrived in Hue it was pouring, and our taxi driver tried to cheat us. Everyone, especially taxi drivers it seems, can't be nice. Hue, much smaller than Hanoi is more manageable. While there Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Oct 20, 2013
  • Photoblog: Autumn falling in New England [center]Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts[/center] [img=http://photos.travel Posted by BillLehane in Silly Billy | Oct 11, 2013
  • Halong BayWe went out to Halong Bay for two days and a night, after booking with a small travel agency in old town, Hanoi. I would guess they all sell the same tours on various boats with slightly Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Aug 26, 2013
  • Atlantic City, NJThey came by boats into the Great Salt Pond; they came by ferries into the Old Harbor. Regardless, they came. Too many people .... an area much, much smaller than the township of Spring Creek had more people standing in Posted by sailziveli in Innocents Aboard | Jul 18, 2013
  • AustriaWe were heading for Krimml because Fred and Urmer, who we had met in Trutnov in the Czech Republic, had recommended a hotel there. Plus, Krimml waterfalls at 350m are the biggest waterfalls in Europe and the 5th largest in Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 15, 2013
  • Vienna, AustriaInto Austria via a great route through Slovakia, suggested by the owner of the apartment we stayed in. With a further detour by ourselves around Bratislava, we crossed into Austria on a small ferry. Then on towards Vienna, our stop Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 12, 2013
  • Bojnice, SlovakiaWe left Zakopane in Poland and quickly crossed the border into Slovakia. Our route was to take us through the Low Tatras to Bojnice . Avoiding the major routes we wound our way through forests that stretched as far Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 12, 2013
  • The High Tatra MountainsThe reason we were heading for Zakopane was quite simple. Some years ago, April and I were riding through Switzerland when we met a man from Brazil, in a cable car - I hasten to add we were not riding Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 5, 2013
  • Jesenik, Czech RepublicWe left Trutnov and headed for Jesenik in another ski area. This was an overnight stay on our way to Zakopane in Poland, where we intended to stay for a few days. The towns and the roads in the Czezh Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 5, 2013
  • ColditzWe travelled South from Binz through the former East Germany to an overnight stop near Frankfurt an der Oder. Next day,after an early start we arrived at our accommodation near Dresden during the morning with a view to visiting Colditz Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jul 1, 2013
  • Lubeck Initially we were disappointed with Lubeck. We arrived mid afternoon and took a walk into the old city,perhaps expecting it to be like Bruges. Instead we found a modern shopping centre complete with modern shoppers not unlike Northumberland Street on Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jun 23, 2013
  • To Lubeck and the Baltic==Reflections on Bruges== A boring rainy 280 mile motorway journey for an overnight stay near Osnabruck on the way to Lubeck. At least it gave April and I some time to reflect on why we had enjoyed Bruges. April and I both Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jun 21, 2013
  • BrugesI don't know why we've not been to Bruges before. It has everything..9 million types of beer,6 million varieties of chocolate and 3 million restaurants ! Heaven. It's also a very pretty city. Compact, with cobbled streets and a large Posted by Mick G in The Baltic Sea to the Tatra Mountains | Jun 20, 2013
  • Efes (Ephesus)We took the bus from Bergama to Efes, as it is called here, and stayed in nearby Selcuk, a medium sized city, not without it's charms. Now that we were getting to southern Turkey, it had a much more Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jan 5, 2013
  • BergamaWe arrived here, at the Odyssey Guesthouse in Bergama, in a downpour which continued for most of the day. We did laundry, and more or less hung out, reading the copy of the Odyssey that was in every room. Posted by jonshapiro in Vagabonding at 60 | Jan 1, 2013
  • The Scotsman Trying to Get Home (so he says...)I was walking up Park Lane today, heading to get a Martini at the Grosvenor House Hotel, an attempt to try and shake off the emotion of Harrod's when the Scotsman stopped me. Now, I should probably explain what the "emotion Posted by GregW in Greg Wesson's Esoteric Globe | Sep 29, 2012
  • Santoriniiiii <3Hellllllloooo <3 So I'll pick up where I left off... After the 7 hour ferry to Santorini, we got in at around 10pm... everyone seemed so confident in getting into cars and we didn't see any taxis.. I saw a bus Posted by mcsteener in Overseas Part II with Andrew! | Sep 24, 2012
  • "Keeping abreast of Events"Well Folks Sure as hell been awhile since I last wrote, despite all those promises to keep everyone updated everyday, the Internet is a slow and fickle beast here, particularly in Central Vietnam, Hoi An especially. To say I have had a Posted by Raedor in Saigon to ~~~ ???? | Mar 29, 2007
  • In BloomI've almost been in the UK for four years now. For the first couple of years, when we hit March, I would start to get itchy eyes and start sneezing. There would be a period of about 3 Posted by GregW in Greg Wesson's Esoteric Globe | May 26, 2012
  • Roll Up! Roll Up! The Rolling Bridge at Paddington BasinImagine, if you will, you are walking along and ahead of there is a rather unassuming foot bridge. You might see a boat coming along, and think to yourself, "there is no way that boat shall pass under that Posted by GregW in Greg Wesson's Esoteric Globe | Mar 16, 2012
  • The City is Eternal, but the Snow is Just TemporaryUsually if a flight pulls away from a gate at anything other than the appointed time, its because you are running late. My flight down to Rome was one of those rare occasions where a plane pulled away early. Posted by GregW in Greg Wesson's Esoteric Globe | Feb 13, 2012
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