Allan Taylor Travel Articles
Venture into Auckland – Auckland, New Zealand – Allan Taylor … With a hard hat and gas mask, Allan Taylor explores an active volcano off the coast of New Zealand. Burning Away Misfortunes in Cuenca, Ecuador Travel story about New Year celebrations in Cuenca, Ecuador. Gemstones Galore – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Allan Taylor found Rio to be the gemstone capital of the world for the sheer quantity, variety and quality of the stones. Guatemalan Interlude – Guatemala Allan Taylor returned to Guatemala to revisit the highlights of previous trips and absorb some new experiences. Gem Materials of Mexico and Guatemala – Mexico and Guatemala Mexican Fire Opals Opals Mexico is famous for its "Fire Opal", which is a type of opal rarely found in Australia. It is defined as a transparent-to-translucent stone with an orange-to-red body color which may or may not show a play of color. Also found is "Water Opal" which is a colorless (or very pale […] Mexico City Revisited – Mexico City After a 5-year absence, Allan Taylor reckoned there must be lots of new things to do and unfamiliar places to explore in Mexico City. Oudtshoorn’s Ostriches – Garden Route, South Africa Allan Taylor raves philosophical about the many us On Hippos – St. Lucia Lake, South Africa Allan Taylor sneaks a peek at Africa's most deadly animal. Introduction – Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Adelaide has lots of lovely old pubs. Allan Taylors shares a few of his favorites. On Andean Trout – Chile & Argentina Allan Taylor found trout fishing in Chile tended to be a no-frills activity. Use of a rod is considered an idiosyncrasy of foreigners and an unnecessary luxury.