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Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco – Flashback Friday

Solo Trip to Marrakech Morocco – Flashback Friday

I booked my solo trip to Marrakech Morocco in early 2010. It was travel therapy. Some people go shopping when they feel unhappy. I make travel arrangements. I love visiting places with a rich history – Istanbul and Barcelona are two of my favorite cities due to the intoxicating mix of ancient and modern within […]

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Balancing Act in Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Balancing Act in Indonesia – Flashback Friday

What’s the best way to transport things and stuff when you are walking? I carried a backpack when I began my solo journey to Southeast Asia in early 1993. After my backpack broke down I replaced it with a couple of duffel bags created from patchwork batik cloth. The idea of carrying things on my […]

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Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh Coconut at Candidasa – Flashback Friday

Fresh coconut adorned the top of every tropical fruit salad during my two months in Bali Indonesia. Mango, papaya, banana, and coconut palm trees provided abundant fruit at each guesthouse I stayed at in Bali. I became spoiled with the luxury of fresh from the tree fruit salads each morning for breakfast, along with the standard thermos […]

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Malacca Malaysia Musicians – Flashback Friday

Malacca Malaysia Musicians – Flashback Friday

  Malacca Malaysia is a city I would love to visit again! In 1993 I visited Malacca for about a week staying at a guesthouse with several other female solo travelers. A few of us met again in Kuala Lumpur, another city that I would enjoy visiting again. Looking over my old photos makes me want […]

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The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

The Seashell Girls of Gili Air – Flashback Friday

  My adorable friends, the seashell girls, visited me often at my lodging on the island of Gili Air. A choppy ferry ride from Bali to Lombok and a short hop to Gili Air in a tiny boat that felt like it would capsize at any moment brought me to the tiny island. Walking around […]

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Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

Visiting Flores Indonesia – Flashback Friday

  “I have a guesthouse in Moni, why don’t you stay with me?!” smiled the woman sitting next to me. Awaiting a bus to trade the coastal town of Ende for volcano vistas in Moni on the island of Flores Indonesia I had struck up a conversation with Amina Moi. I filled in my travel companions and […]

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Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Solo Travel in Ubud Bali via Bemo – Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday is a new photo series I am starting this week. Last week I posted about my first solo trip to Southeast Asia in 1993, and mentioned that I had a bunch of my actual photos scanned. I posted a few of the photos last week and I want to post more – so Flashback Friday […]

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Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

Travel Souvenirs – Edible Mementos from my Solo Trips

There are a couple of travel souvenirs which I have a tendency to buy more often than not, when I travel to someplace new. Years ago I collected coffee mugs from everywhere I traveled but the collection was getting to be too large and I moved too often to keep lugging all those ceramic mugs around with […]

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Public Art – Lloret de Mar Costa Brava

Public Art – Lloret de Mar Costa Brava

I seek out art when I travel and without any visits to museums I found plenty of public art in Lloret de Mar. I love walking around exploring a new place, especially early in the morning. The morning light is beautiful in Lloret de Mar. Walking around town I noticed splendid architectural details on many […]

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Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Barcelona is a great city for solo travel. My latest solo trip in May 2015 I enjoyed a visit to Park Ciutadella, which is a huge park (70 acres) in central Barcelona La Ribera neighborhood – my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona! I have used Airbnb for all 3 of my stays in Barcelona – check it out […]

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Arc de Triomf Barcelona Spain – in 21 photos

Arc de Triomf Barcelona Spain – in 21 photos

I will be traveling to Barcelona alone later this month and I am daydreaming of the places I will revisit and new places I hope to see. The Arc de Triomf will be a short walk from my Airbnb rental (click for you free $20 travel credit) so I will certainly pay another visit to this wonderful […]

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Mexico City Solo Trip – Museo de Bellas Artes a Must!

Mexico City Solo Trip – Museo de Bellas Artes a Must!

My first solo trip to Mexico City I made a mental list of places I wanted to see – many of them art museums – and I highly recommend Museo de Bellas Artes to anyone visiting Mexico City. Even if you do not want to venture inside the art museum you should pay a visit to the building […]

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