The same, but different

Reflecting on my journey of discovering how New Zealand felt the same but different to being home. On one level New Zealand is the same as home but on another very different. By the end of my trip, I know deep in my heart that I have been in a different country for three weeks.

Becky’s square roofs for June

A post for Becky's square roofs June challenge.

Musings on travel journalling

Reflections on my first effort in Travel Journalling. Will I do it again?

Anticipating: New Zealand​

I am visiting New Zealand in July 2018 for a maths education conference and will be extending my stay to do a whistlestop tour of both islands. My flights are paid for. It is the only opportunity I will ever get to go to New Zealand, so I have decided to do a planned tour rather than drive myself around. Flights have been booked, the tour itinerary (including travel and accommodation) is set and everything is paid for. Now all I have to do I think about what to pack and anticipate my adventure. 

If we were having coffee [7]

Saturday's round up of weekly goings on. This week, a focus on Swakopmund's coffee shops!

on keeping a travel journal

With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off.  I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.

If we were having coffee… (5)

This is now becoming a weekly post - a round up of what's been going on in my world this week.

April 365 Project – Travel Shots

I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.

Derelict or devastation? Or both?

It is devastating that these wonderful buildings on an estate outside Prague (Czech Republic) have been left to become derelict.

Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground

I’ve just recently discovered John O’Donohue’s work and for the first time in my life, I finally found a poem I like. I was so pleased that I actually wrote about it! This lovely blessing shared by Find your Middle Ground re-inforced my determination to get one or two of his books of blessing when … Continue reading Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground