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    • These are the musings of a sixty something who always yearned to travel, but somehow, life got in the way.

      Contrary to the old adage that life begins at forty - it doesn’t, life begins whenever you want it to, and for me that was when I recognised that there’s still a big world out there, and I had to make the effort to see it.

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      Day One in Quito, Ecuador

      I had little or no idea as to what to expect from Quito, other than it was the capital city of Ecuador on the west coast of South America. I had seen on a map that Ecuador is a relatively small country just above, and beside Peru, and below Colombia, and that it was home Read More »
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      Reflections on 2014 Trip to Ecuador and Peru.

      The problem with a post like this is where to begin because so much has happened in the last month that my head is spinning. To misquote someone from quite a while ago, the beginning is probably the best place… Regular readers of his blog will know that South America has been a long held dream Read More »
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      Casa El Eden, Quito, Ecuador

      Casa El Eden is a fairly new boutique hotel situated right in the middle of the famous historic centre of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It is described by the owners as a bed and breakfast, and is, in fact, the only boutique bed and breakfast in the historic centre. h It has six very Read More »
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      Why Lake Garda Is A Big Tourist Attraction

      Northern Italy is one of those parts of the world that has become extremely popular with tourists over the past few years. In particular, Lake Garda, which boasts a deep history dating back to the bronze age. Tourism really started to explode there in the 1950’s when the whole area became known as Riviera of Read More »
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      Why it’s never too late to travel the world

      For many people, travelling the world is seen as a young person’s game, something you do when you finish school or college and want to fill a few months before going into the big bad world of work. This simply isn’t the case. I have seen cases where young families, elderly couples and groups of Read More »