Peru,  May 2017

Peru is a fascinating country to visit. My little blog entry won’t do it justice, but I simply mustn’t leave it out of my chronology. I’ll describe three “walks” we did. 4 km from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) to the actual archeological site) Normal people (excluding those who walk the day Inca Trail) take…

Día de los muertos

I was lucky to be in the centre of Mexico City on the weekend before Día de los Muertos. (Apologies for posting so many photos, but how could I not?) First, the Frida Kahlo museum. I must read more about her and maybe watch the movie again.  Then the Museum of Anthropology, which gave me…

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Most of our travel arrangements for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, had been made in advance with Caroline of Lucky Bean Travel, who did a superb job. Once there, we added on a day trip to Botswana for wildlife viewing. Only 3 days in total was just enough to give us a taste of what a longer African…

Johannesburg, South Africa

[I’ve decided (at least for the moment) to resume some blogging. It is often hard to convince myself that anyone should read my trite tales, but they don’t have to! I enjoy keeping my blog more than I would enjoy a dreary secret diary – my posts are an account of my activities that I…

Nerja, unplanned

The morning was unstructured. Which means that we were late getting out, and spent a few hours walking the streets of Nerja doing some mundane tasks. One of those mundane tasks was finding the Museo where the Cuevatren stopped. Google maps and GPS seemed to have trouble with the narrow winding streets. We found the…

Change of scenery

Having reached Santiago, we had some hard choices to make, for the next two weeks. We chose south, with a night’s stopover in Madrid and a train to Granada. Early the next morning we dashed up the hill in the dark to get tickets to enter the Alhambra. (All reserved tickets were booked for 5…

It’s about time to resume walking!

In order to challenge my still-wimpy foot, I set off with N to walk 10 km from Frenštát pod Radhoštĕm to Hukvaldy in the Czech Republic. The weather was dreary and dull with a high of 13 C, overcast skies, and occasional drops of rain. We each wore 2 pairs of lightweight pants, several layers…

Armchair Sailing

I’m reading Lone Voyager by Maureen Jenkins. She was an Englishwoman who decided that she had had enough and was going to make changes in her life. Having raised her sons to adulthood and tolerated her husband with difficulty for years, at the age of 50 she took a fancy to sailing, So she left…