Teesside, England – May 1999

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Well, I have the dubious honour of corresponding to this prestigious and honourable travel website. Where from? An exotic location – Bali? No; a cosmopolitan location – Brussels? No; an adventurous location – Johannesburg? No. I am situated in the North East of England. Please read on, though, it is one enigma of a place. […]

The Ireland Road Trip- Ireland

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A week-long tour of the Emerald Isle, from Dublin

Tilcara, Argentina – Argentina

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It’s not just the altitude that takes your breath

Toronto, Ontario

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Explore the mix of global cultures in this cosmopo

Veracruz, Mexico – May 1999

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What happened this past week in Veracruz? Glad you asked! We were celebrating the 480th birthday of the city on April 22nd. I told you this city was a real old timer. Hernán Cortés is credited with founding the city on April 19th in the year 1519. So why do we celebrate the birthday on […]

Washington, DC – An Introduction

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Cliff Notes a la Mercedes In 1790, Congress was looking for a brand new pad. Tired of shuffling from Pennsylvania, to New York, to New Jersey and Delaware (can you blame them?) our forefather’s gave the task of scoping out new digs to the newly elected President – George Washington. Georgie (no disrespect intended) was […]

West Lothian, Scotland – May 1999

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Historic Sites I love really ancient places so don’t be surprised if I enthuse more about these than other things. Linlithgow Palace – This is everything a castle should be. It’s in pretty good repair and none of it is closed to the public (except those bits that could fall on you at any moment). […]

Zihuatanejo, Mexico – May 1999

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Well, just got back from Zijuatanejo a couple of weeks ago and it was pretty warm; lots of sun, surf and sand. Ixtapa and Zijuatanejo are about 150 miles north of Acapulco. Ixtapa is a resort town built just for tourism. There is lots of very nice hotels, ranging from approx. US$100 to $300 per […]

Tucson, Arizona USA – May 1999

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For people traveling through the Sonoran desert, the heat may prove to be challenging, but relief is merely a short jaunt away. Within an hour from the center of the city, you can be up to 8000 feet in elevation, surrounded by pine trees and all the greenery you desire. A drive or bike ride […]

Diving Adventure in the Galapagos #16

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April 27th – Otavala, San Antonio Ibarra and Cotocachi Thought that vacations were supposed to be restful! Ernesto right on time as usual and Tom was late as usual. We stopped after about half an hours travel at a shop where a little ol gramma and grandpa make and sell figurines and ornaments of bread […]