Here is the second part to my French Observations. Hope you still find them amusing and thought provoking. One of the strangest things I have observed by far in my travels. In France, they start counting on their thumbs, where as in the states if we begin counting we usually start with our index finger … Continue reading Observations of: France, Part II
I lived in France for about a year working with a French company in 2004. My first assignment was in an EXTREMELY small village that had all of 50 residents. Yes, you read that right, 50 people! The company I was with doubled the size of the population while we were there. These were two … Continue reading Observations of: France part 1
She is hauntingly beautiful. New Zealand is akin to the woman who grew up unaware of her effect on others.
In 2003, after meticulously planning a move to Madrid, Spain, I threw logic aside at STA Travel and booked a flight to Auckland, New Zealand instead. My rational? More bang for my buck. A flight to Madrid sold for $834 while a special offer had Auckland at $950. Being as I was employed in New … Continue reading Observations of: New Zealand
The universe will always pay it back, you determine the currency.
These observations are a blast from the past! I wrote these in 2001. It was my first time outside of the United States and I didn’t yet speak Spanish. EVERYTHING was different to me so there are a lot of observations. I haven’t been back to the country for quite some time now, so things … Continue reading Observations of: Costa Rica
While recounting all of the countries we’d lived and visited, a good friend asked me, “From or to?” Unsure I’d heard him correctly, my reply was, He laughed and repeated his question very slowly, enunciating every word like I was the village idiot. “FROOOOM, OOOOOR TOOOOO?” I believe, “Negro, no more alcohol for you!” was … Continue reading True Story: From or To?
The Colombo to Kandy line is very good, but the Kandy to Ella trip is spectacular! It is in my top 10 travel experiences.
What mysteries were contemplated or secrets spilled upon stone? Did the future reveal itself and he transfixed witnessed our impending doom? Or his ancestors softly beckoned from the past to encourage his current path? Perhaps a sincere prayer of peace offered that might find its way into the fabric of our consciousnesses to pacify angry spirits?
Sri Lanka is a new couple leaving the infatuation phase and realizing those small things that started out cute are on the verge of becoming annoying.