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  • Challenge On!

    With 2014 just starting and new adventures about to begin, I thought I’d revisit a post from travels past. My intention is to crank up ye ol’ blog and start writing again. I hope you enjoy it! I didn’t want to like Balzano! Bookings had already fallen through and I could tell the instant that […]

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  • Ode to Munich

    (Sung to The Twelve Days of Christmas)   And we’ll celebrate and buy another beer! On the first day in Munich, my new friends said to me, “We’ll celebrate and buy another beer!”      On the second day in Munich, my new friends said to me, “Scrap the glockenspiel, And we’ll celebrate and buy […]

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    ‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality Open your eyes. Look up to the skies and see….’ Freddie Mercury  All I could hear reverberating with every step were the words from Queen’s infamous song…. until finally all those voices in my head joined in one […]

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  • Wanderlust

    ‘She soars with eagles and navigates by rainbows’ Lesley Hazleton I like to live in the moment and I find that nothing brings me into the present better than travel. Margaret Mead, anthropologist and world wanderer observed that the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his […]

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  • Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world. It is held annually in Munich, Germany and over 6 million people are expected to attend during its 16 day run. In 1810, Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Theresa of Saxony and so the happy townsfolk held a party in a large field to celebrate. It […]

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  • The Intrepid Traveller

    We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.  Hilaire Belloc I believe the most fulfilling consequence of travel is the opportunity to immerse myself completely and enjoy a different culture. As this visitor in another country however, I am constantly surprised at the change that overcomes me as I begin to assume a new […]

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  • On Top Of The World

    “I’m on the top of the world lookin’ down on creation” – The Carpenters How wonderfully exhillerating is this breathtaking country and its people? Ahhh…Deutschland… *sigh*   The highs are so extremely high and unlike anything I have ever previously experienced.  I visited the summit of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain at 2962m above sea level, […]

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  • Chermin Tour Guide Speak

    The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sight-seeing.””     Daniel J Boorstin   I recently decided to take on my role as a visiting tourist seriously. Yes, the time had arrived! I was ready to […]

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  • Live Your Dream

    “Anything worth doing… is worth overdoing.” – Mick Jagger  “Everything in excess” – Fiona Steel Who knew that Mick and I had so much in common?  He has lips and I’d like some. He had energy and so did I once. He couldn’t get any satisfaction… oh well, two outa three ain’t bad …just ask […]