Downhill on a Bike in Bali

Shaking out the Rice The highlight of my first trip to the Indonesian island of Bali was way out of my comfort zone. Indeed, I questioned my sanity at setting out on a Downhill Eco Bike Tour, on the singular recommendation of a seventy year old tourist, for I had not been astride a bicycle for more than fifteen years! The great […]

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In Dublin’s Rainy City

I arrived in Dublin on a cloudy day in mid May, thankful that it was not too hot. However, showers were forecast… After my visit to Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines, ( see my post HERE) I returned to the city centre. However, the weather Gods were angry, and it began to pour from the Heavens! I had to seek shelter […]

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I Had A Dream

Skopelos Town Harbour Robert Fear writes at Fred’s Blog , where he runs an annual travel writing competition. “I Had A Dream” is my entry for March. Entries remain open for May, June and July. My taxi deposited me at the old port of Skiathos, as the sun rose on a very COOL early October morning. I soon discovered that the next […]

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Sarajevo 2000

  Healing Hands Network was formed in 1996 to send volunteer natural medicine therapists to Sarajevo, Bosnia. The Statistics of War In a statement to the UN, it was estimated that during The Balkans War, a total of 200,000 people died including 12,000 children. 50,000 women are believed to have been raped and 2.2 million people were forced to flee […]

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The Keukenhof Gardens#2

Wine bottles in a unique flower arrangement  Part two of my visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, described as “the most beautiful spring garden in the world,” focuses on the indoor exhibitions. The sculptural display of lilies and ferns displayed in wine bottles, was one of MANY unique ideas that my sister and I witnessed on our trip, so I make […]

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The Keukenhof Gardens#1

Tulips amidst a Sea of Muscari outside the Juliana Pavilion The Keukenhof Gardens are described as “the most beautiful spring garden in the world.” I would have to agree after visiting them for the first time two weeks ago. The gardens are located amongst the Dutch bulb fields, less than an hour away from Amsterdam. My sister and I took a train to Schiphol […]

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