Monthly Archives: October 2012

When the familiar becomes foreign

As the East Coast hunkers down and prepares to weather out Hurricane Sandy, I can’t help but remember what it was like to be in Manhattan leading up to Hurricane Irene last year. The metropolis that is usually brashly self-assured … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Spooky

It’s almost the time of year when hedgerows sprout glowing orange pumpkins… …doorways mysteriously develop intricate cobwebs… …and the creepiest of visitors start hanging around outside your window. Yes, it’s almost time for one of my favourite holidays, Hallowe’en; a … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 8 – Fire and Water

I woke up early; yesterday’s turmoil a distant memory and a new day full of promise ahead. The motel we had found, getting into Erie so late the night before, was grubby at best, and that was being generous. I decided … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Couples

Watching the sun set along the Oregon Coast I saw a couple walking hand in hand along the beach. A little later, watching the same sun set a few miles further along the coast, I watched a couple of children … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 7 – Turnpikes and Boxes

The morning of our departure from the farm dawned bright and clear. The farmhouse kitchen was a hive of activity, with my friend’s mother rustling up another fantastic breakfast and the two of us hastily packing our overnight cases to … Continue reading

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Travel theme: On Display

No matter where you go, there’s always something for sale somewhere. The items on display in local stores are often evocative of the flavours and aesthetics of the culture you’re in and make for really interesting photographs. Here are some … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Days 5-6 – Vintage cars and Barefoot Friars

Despite being desperately tired from our previous day’s drive, we rose early to the sound of a rooster crowing and the enticing aroma of coffee. My friend’s mother had prepared a sumptuous breakfast which we ate leisurely outdoors in the … Continue reading

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US Road Trip Day 4 – Highballs and Missed Reunions

For the first time since we started our road trip, we woke up early – well, eight o’clock was early by our standards. We stuffed some suspicious-looking muffins from the breakfast buffet into our pockets to eat on the road, … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals

Yesterday was World Animal Day, an international celebration of all the amazing creatures we share this planet with. It was conceived in 1931 at an ecology convention in Florence, with October 4th chosen as the date because it coincided with … Continue reading

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Where in the World?

Can you believe it’s been one year since I wrote my first post here? It’s been a year filled with travel, adventure, laughs and most of all, with community. I have been lucky enough to become online friends with genuinely … Continue reading

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