Vignettes from a Life Time of Travel

J is for Journey ‘I always liked those moments of epiphany when you have the next destination’ (Brad Pitt) Well that sums it up for me (although I never thought I’d see the day I’d be quoting Brad Pitt!) – that wonderful eureka moment when a travel plan presents itself. And it doesn’t just apply […]

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I can’t dump those old holiday tshirts

You know the ones I mean – they never made it past the first wash without shrinking,  losing the print or just falling apart.  But there’s also the set that you wore and wore,  then got relegated to the bed wear bundle,  but couldn’t be further relegated to the painting and DIY because they’d get […]

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Belize – North to the Jungle, River and Maya Ruins

For the majority of first time visitors,  northern Belize means Orange Walk District and most head at some stage to the tiny hamlet of Indian Church where the Maya city of Lamanai is located.     Access to the area is challenging – an irregular bus service travels 35 miles from the town of Orange […]

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Remind me -Why do I do this??!! Antidote

April 25th Placencia, Belize.   Flight Time 12.00 midday Taxi Pickup 11.30am! Journey to airport 5 minutes. Baggage handler strolls out to meet us.  Hands us 2 baggage tickets. I’ll take your bags now and put them on the plane. We check in,  take our boarding passes and sit at ‘the gate’.  There’s a coffee […]

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Remind me – Why do I do this??!!

April 12th…. Dublin airport is a great place – especially at holiday time – you’ll always bump into someone. Jayz – McGann – haven’t seen you in years … Jayz – BELIZE! – It’s far from Belize you were reared … So thanks to his old college pal,  the whole concourse knows where we’re headed.  […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

H is for Hot Air Balloon I am anything but an extreme thrill seeker!  I love water parks but you’ll find me jumping the waves or on the lazy river rather than flinging myself onto the kamikaze slide.   At DisneyWorld I head for Dumbo rather than Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.   I bottled the zip-lining in Costa […]

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