Pilgrimage to France Part 2

When I last left you, Charles and I were just arriving at Chateau Grand- Rullecourt, in the Pas de Calais, France, the home of our friends Patrice and Chantal de Saulieu O’Toole de La Chamonerie. Quite a name! We hadn’t seen them for 28 years, and although we thought we were going to be staying […]

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Pilgrimage to France: Part 1

When Charles and I travel there are certain parameters that must be met. Scenery should be compelling; there should be history, art and culture, and things to be learned, we need to walk, and I need a place, if at all possible, that has a pool so I can swim, and finally, the food should […]

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The incredible Angkor Wat

Midway through our cruise in South East Asia we arrived in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, ready for our excursion to Angkor Wat. Overnight bags packed, and passport documents ready, we left the ship with 34 other passengers. We were immediately divided into two groups and boarded separate buses with a tour guide. Our itinerary had been given […]

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Notes From The Sea

Years ago Charles and I, our three sons, and my father-in-law, sailed together on a rented bare boat in the Caribbean. We loved our adventure, and when we swiftly passed by a cruise ship we all said we would never travel that way. Never say never. Soon after that, one of our dearest friends was […]

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Notes from the Road: The Far East Part 1

Heading Charles’ bucket list has always been a trip to Hong Kong and Singapore, with Angkor Wat in the mix. Top of my list was South Africa, and if you are following my blogs you will know what a fantastic trip that was last year. See https://suddenly70.ca/2017/01/18/south-african-dream-2/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/03/south-african-dream-pt-1/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/02/17/more-south-african-dream/, https://suddenly70.ca/2017/03/11/african-dream-come-true/ . Now it was time […]

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African Dream Come True

My biggest fear when I booked this trip and when I got on the small aircraft that took us to Sabi Sands from Nelspruit, was that I wouldn’t see The Big Five. When our small plane landed on a narrow airstrip in the bush and it came to a stop, we were met by our […]

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