Interests - Travel

Again, a short list, rather than a long exposition

Places I’ve been for business or pleasure:



California, New York, New England

Most memorable: Bruce and Pam Brennan at the Herb ‘N Inn in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco.


Tokyo, Tsukuba, Osaka, Kobe, Nara

Most memorable: The Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji Temple) at Kyoto


Mexico City, Merida, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Palenque

Most memorable: flying over the Aqua Azul and Palenque, my visit to Chichen Itza



Lima, Nazca, Arequipe, Puno, Tequile, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Tambopata

Most memorable: The Southern Cross at night from the island of Teqile on Lake Titicaca


South Africa


Most memorable: Waiting 20 minutes to take a photograph of a zebra crossing the road for my nephew and niece


So many places! Wiesbaden, Mainz, Taunusstein-Bleidenstadt, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Cologne

Most memorable: Weinfest at Mainz, surprise holiday in Berlin



Most memorable: The canals and Floriade


Czech Republic


Most memorable: Christmas concert



Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Gourdes, Grenoble

Most memorable: A magical weekend in Gourdes


Hong Kong

Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Shatin

Most memorable: So many memories, some of them sad. Valentine’s supper in the revolving restaurant of the Furama Hotel, the Po Lin Monastery, Sai Kung



Bombay, Bangalore, Madras, Delhi

Most memorable: Elephanta Island, near Bombay

And how can I forget Britain! London, forever my home town, Oxford, where I lived for several years, Scotland, where I have worked and holidayed so many times, the glory of the English countryside.

Places I’d like to visit

  • Carribean
  • Guatemala, Honduras and Belize
  • Venezuela
  • Thailand
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Am I running out of time?

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