“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” Maya Angelou.
“The more I travelled, the more I realised that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends." Shirley MacLaine.
Once, twice or even more each year, as time and budget allow, Irene & I like to get away, to go and visit places, meet folk and experience different things.
We are fortunate that our travels have taken us to many destinations, some close to home on our own sceptered isle and others as far afield as the Antipodes. Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Norway, to name but a few.
Each year, we try to combine returning to places that we know & love with adventures to pastures new. Sometimes the nice surprises, the real treats are on our doorstep, undiscovered only for the want of looking!
This can lead to some interesting discussion between us as there are, inevitably, some differences of opinion as to where to go, what to see and what to do. So far, these have always been resolved amicably.
As we don’t want to bore you, here are a few jottings about our most recent trips.