Category Archives: Education

Bye Bye, Bordeaux

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 Gosh, it seems like just yesterday I was greeting Bordeaux and tomorrow morning we will be driving out of town.  Guess I’d better make a few comments on how the past two days have been spent. … Continue reading

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Beara Peninsula

Yesterday, Tuesday, May 28, we struck our tents and moved the camp to a new location: Aghadoe Heights Hotel in Killarney.  But, on the way, we took a detour and visited Stephen Collins, a friend of Con’s, who has a … Continue reading

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We’re Walkin’, Yes, Indeed

We’re talkin’, you and me/We’re hopin’ this trip won’t do us in.* Saturday, May 25th, was a quick (2.5 hour) train ride to Cork and then a taxi to our hotel at Littleisland.  First thing our cab driver asked us … Continue reading

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Dublin Doings

Okay, our first full day in Dublin was very full indeed. We began our day with a modest breakfast in our luxury apartment (tea and toast or cold cereal . . . what a comedown from the full Ulster fry … Continue reading

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On Manliness

According to Nyoman: A man must have at least one of the following vices to be a man:  Smoking, gambling, fighting, drinking.  His is smoking but he is trying to quit.  I don’t know if that means if he is … Continue reading

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Rituals

Yesterday evening after we had refreshed ourselves from our day of all things beginning with “b,” we were fortunate to get to see (from a respectful distance), a traditional funeral procession. Someone in the village had died and this procession … Continue reading

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Saturday in Tlaquepaque

  Where, one might reasonably ask, is Tlaquepaque?  Or, even, what in the heck is a Tlaquepaque? Or, who is Tlaquepaque?  It turns out the first question would be the most apt. Tlaquepaque is one of the five towns (?), … Continue reading

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Guadalajara: Hop On and Off

Today, Wednesday, we were still not up to our full complement of travelers.  This time it was Michael who had to bow out of the day’s activities due to tummy trouble.  Must have been a bad bufalo at the market … Continue reading

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MAZATLAN: Part Two

Hmm, part two.  What should that be?  Not a difficult question to answer: Food and festivities, of course. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon.  Thursday night, Paul and Cindy took us to a rather nondescript street-side BBQ taco place.  The … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears

A 4:30 a.m. departure had the ten of us who were continuing on to Georgia heading to the Skopje airport from Ohrid yesterday, June 6.  It took a full 3 1/4 hours to make the drive.  Speaking only for Michael … Continue reading

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