Category - Travel

general travel-related posts pre-Oct 2011

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The Best Food Stall in Ljubljana’s...

It’s a generally accepted rule of travel: when you’re on the road and looking for a place to get something eat, look for where the locals line up and happily wait. Like this mobile bakery parked on the western side of...

Wouldn't it be nice if Greyhounds were decorated like this?

Going Trans-America, Almost

Portland, Ore., USA – I’ve taken quite a few long bus rides over the past several months: Bariloche to Mendoza, Argentina, 19 hours; Cusco to Lima, Peru, 22 hours; another handful that lasted 14-18 hours; more than I care to count in...

Malecon Gardens Fish Pond, Guayaquil

Ripples (Pic du Jour)

For her travel theme this week, Ailsa asked for ripples. So here are some ripples of water and light that I hope will conspire to make waves. These were taken in the garden fish pond on the sprawling Malecon (boardwalk) along the Guayas River...

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Medellin, Cartagena and a Bout of Travel...

Cartagena, Colombia –The Hotel Stil is an eleven-story relic of the late nineteen-sixties or seventies that isn’t good at wearing its age. Everything about it is weathered. Humidity hangs in the foyers like an old wet blanket on a forgotten...

Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Peru at night

That Fleeting Moment..

.. when it’s you against the world. And you’re winning. Fleeting is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, which brought to mind this image taken a few months ago of a lone woman standing confidently at the edge...

No. 50!

I reached a milestone yesterday morning – just before the midway point of a mostly rainy 20-hour bus ride, I checked in to Colombia, #50 (!) on my Countries Visited list.