Durbur Square Market -Kathmandu

As soon as we arrive we see the small market with items spread out on the cold dusty ground. The goods here include amazing items like metal locks made like tigers and elephants. We bought a tiny tiger lock. Also a variey of jewelry. The jewelry was made of what looked like a mixture of […]

Arrival – Kathmandu-Nepal

We catch a cab from the airport to take us into Nepal. Surprised we are in a beat up 1972 car and hoping we make into town. During our 30 minute ride we get our first glimpse of Nepal. Narrow streets with tons of people, street food and shops. The traffic was crazy and chaotic. […]

New Delhi to Kathmandu

2013 – News has it, Air India is in trouble. Their crew is off duty as they haven’t been paid in months. With a potential of delay we head to the airport to try and make it to Nepal. Upon arrival I catch a look at the pilots and maybe I am getting older but […]

Living Goddess of Nepal

2013- We make our way to Durbar Square in Kathmandu. Along with many historic temples in the square, this is where the Temple of the Living Goddess resides. She was a 12 year old girl named Kauri. She was chosen at to be the goddess at the age of 3. We learn there are many […]

Kathmandu Nepal

These photos from 2012, bring back memories of our time in Nepal. It was one of our most amazing trips we have taken. Kathmandu Durbar Square  Several buildings in the Square collapsed due to a major earthquake in 2015. Durbar Square was surrounded with spectacular architecture for over several centuries. We are lucky we got […]

The Howlers in Cahuita National Park

The Howler Monkeys are a favorite of mine. They are called howlers for good reason. Their deep jungle howl can be intimidating for sure. We have tromped all over different  parks in Costa Rica but always  get a good look at them in The National Park of Cahuita. The little place we stayed was right […]

Thursday Doors – July 9,2020

Thank you Norm 2.0 for this interesting Photo Challenge. Cartagena, Colombia. We are surprised to see this sign on the wall, Bourbon St, New Orleans, located within the Old Town. Loved our visit here, February 2020. Leprosy Museum located in Bergen, Norway. Dates back to the 1800’s. I love Paris. Many historic archways all over […]

Stonehenge – Amesbury

2017- Our second visit here in more than ten years. Brings back memories of this incredible historic site. We booked tickets with Viator. We went with them on tour all over the world and have never been disappointed. We take the tube to Victoria Station to meet with our tour bus. Very comfortable seats but….our […]

Terracotta Warriors – Xi’an

When we arrived there were more people than expected streaming through the gates. However where the area is so massive viewing the site was no problem. There in rows sedately standing are life size recreations of the Qin Shi Huang army. we learned there were 700,000 men drafted to work on this project. The area […]

National Museum Cardiff

Founded in 1905, an impressive museum with the stone structure and artistic monuments surrounding the stone walls. Dippy the Dinosaur Dippy was obviously the star attraction for young children. A famous dinosaur skeleton has been put on display in Wales on its first trip outside London for more than 100 years. Art Gallery Some of the permanent […]

Happy Canada Day

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC O Canada!Our home and native landTrue patriot loveIn all our sons command With glowing heartsWe see thee riseThe True North, strong and freeFrom far and wideO CanadaWe stand on guard for theeGod keep our landGlorious and freeO Canada we stand on guard for thee!

Hong Kong – Food Etc.

2019 -Our plan is to try the famous Hong Kong Restaurant, Dim Sum Square. Located in the Sheung Wan area, a short stroll from our hotel. Dim Sum is a favourite of mine. I chose this restaurant as it is rated on Trip Advisor #203 of 12658 restaurants in Hong Kong. When we arrive I […]

FOTD – Flower of the Day

Cee’s Photo Challenge. Rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)  These are Native Shrubs in Nova Scotia. Apparently there is a species (albiflorma) which has white blossoms; it is however reported as rare. Saw this while hiking Rails To Trials.

Covid-19 Light at the end of our tunnel

Positive Thought Over generations, these Pandemics ended within Twelve to Eighteen months…and the world got back to the norm. With all our Scientific Ability we are fortunate to be in our world today and vaccines will be available. CDC- History of World Wide Pandemics 1918- Spanish Flu The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe […]

Garden in the Rain

Twas just a garden in the rainClose to a little leafy laneA touch of color ‘neath skies of gray The raindrops kissed the flower bedsThe blossoms raised their thirsty headsA perfumed “Thank you” they seemed to say ( Songwriters Dyrenforth James/Gibbons Carroll)

Cardiff …Day Two

Cardiff Market The market has two shopping levels. Entrance to the market is located at St. Mary Street, where our hotel is located. I learned the market dates back to 1891. The Cornish Shop was a show stopper. Where I am a bit of a health freak those steak pastries had to be devoured.. I […]

Cardiff Castle Wales

Our first day in Wales and decide to explore our surroundings.  Cardiff Castle is located in the city center of town. An excellent pedestrian walkway, which starts right outside the front of our hotel. The walkway is full of shops and restaurants. At the end of the walkway…. Cardiff Castle. WOW most impressive as the […]

On Our Way to Wales

(2017) Maybe where our last international flight was to Asia or as we have traveled internationally for decades, our overnight flight Halifax to London feels so short, Flight on time. As is our norm, no luggage checked. Heathrow is one of my favorite airports in the world. Well laid out. The central Bus Terminal and […]

Historic Sites – Limassol

The rain is pounding! We decide to get a cab to the heart of the historical center of the city. Medieval Castle Museum Built in 1193, we learned the castle had been built over an early Christian Basilica sometime between the 4–7th century. The Venetian governor of Cyprus decided to demolish the castle in the 1550’s […]