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This is great It’s nice to see a happy llama
Look For Laughter
Great stuff Thanks
Laughter solves many problems
I lovr seeing these old churches dotted around London in between the modern high rise buildings.
Me too! It’s such a wow factor.
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Great pictures of the fuzzy cows Love this and Happy New Year
Happy New Year! I love cows, especially Highland Cows. Great pictures! My favorite is the first photo.
They are so adorable 🤗
This looks like a grea place to visit
Laughter Beats Pneunomia!! I now have proof positive!
Highly recommend 🙂 Visited a couple of times already.
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So nice to see these images. Reminds me of childhood holidays with my grandparents 🙂
Such wonderful memories you must have! Glad you enjoyed reminiscing.
I just recently learned bout the nutritional benefits of baobab fruit power (and bought some). What a unique-looking tree, great photos 🙂
Thank you. Oh! I didn’t even know about baobab fruit powder. Will have to try some as well.
LOVE the cherry blossums I used to have a cherry tree in my front yard I miss it
Spread Laughter Today
Must have been a beautiful view every Spring
Yes it was. Then bugs ate it from the inside out. Very Sad
Thank you 🙂
I have only seen baobabs in Africa – would not expect to see in the UK! They are amazing trees!
I was surprised to see them here as well. The UK has such a diversity of trees and flowers.
Great Pics. Green all over the world
Laugh till your jaws hurt
Such a great colour 🙂
Thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts, really interesting 👍
Thanks for reading 🙂
I’m not a traveler for several reasons but your pictures are great. Thanks for sharing your amazing adventure
Laughter is contagious. Start a pandemic
Glad you enjoyed 🙂 Traveling become exhausting since 911 but always appreciated once at the destination. This past year gave me time to rejuvenate for the next adventures.
You go for it But please keep sharing for us home bodies
I will oblige 🙂
I kind of knew you would
We spent a week in Tibet a couple of years ago and loved every minute of it.Thanks for taking me back 🙂 Maggie
Glad you enjoyed 🙂 Definitely a journey to remember
Your Everest Summit photos are stunning! Will be reading some of your posts this weekend!
Such an interesting adventure and photos are breathtaking! Thank you for sharing your trip 🙂
Glad you enjoyed. It was quite the experience that needed to be shared. Cliff Notes version 🙂
I need to go thereeee!
Yes! 🙂 When you decide to go, feel free to email me about the visa process. Joy..
Lovely words, perfect for the image.
Thank you so much. Looking forward to the end of the winter spell.
I live in Florida, so I really don’t have that.
I hear you! Used to live in Colorado 🙂
That is cold.
Haha, actually it wasn’t too bad because of the dry air and 360 days of sun 🙂
That sounds great. All that sun. I could get used to that
WOW you know it makes me think of out local bars here in Kentucky they dont do signs like these If they might get creative down by the Brandenburg River I bet it would bring a lot of tourism ! Great share and loved the Photos !
Glad you enjoyed the read 🙂 Maybe the local bars should look at this concept. If you are on Instagram, I have been posting lots of pub sign photographs to look at https://www.instagram.com/natalie_rabinowitz_pub_signs/.
I am very much ! ill check it out thanks so much for sharing this link with me to check out !
Great! I will look for you there.
Congratulations on another well-researched post, you have certainly done your homework. It must have taken you an age to construct all those links. I particularly like your collages, you take really good images, well done all round.
Thank you very much! It was fun to put together. I only highlighted some key sites to visit. There is so much more! London is such a great city.
You’re right, London is an amazing city for walking and you will discover something new every time you do. I have lived here for well over 30 years and I never go for a day’s walk but I don’t see something I never noticed before.
Have you ever done any of the way-marked paths like the Capital Ring, Jubilee Greenway, London LOOP, that sort of thing? I have done them all except the last day of the Greenway, thanks to the virus and they are all great. Again, if you want an idea about them, have a trawl through my blog, it is all there.
A few years ago I walked the entire Saxon Shore Way and really enjoyed it. You obviously like that part of the country so you might want to think about it if we are ever allowed out again! Another very interesting post here.
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the blog. We will be allowed out eventually … The Kent area is so beautiful and so much to be discovered. Cant wait to get there again.
This is a part of the world I know very well as I have played the Broadstiars Folk Week for 30 of the 31 year prior to the virus, obviously it was cancelled last year. I should have been down there last weekend for the Broadstairs Blues Bash but that was cancelled as well.
If you get back down there you might want to have look at an alternative to the coastal route and that is a way-marked trail called the Turner and Dickens path which goes inland through St. Peter’s and is a pleasant amble. If you were feeling particularly energetic you could go one way on one path and return on the other. You may wish to have a look at the page I wrote about the T&D.
Havent heard of the Broadstairs Folk Week. I will check out our blog. Always looking for a good hiking trail. Loved The Thanet District and still need to visit Ramsgate.
If you rummage about on my blog you’ll find a lot of pieces about Thanet, I spent a few months down there in 2019 (one month of which was in the QEQM hospital!), just search Broadstairs and you’ll find all of it.
I will check out your other blogs!
Thank you so much, I hope you find them useful.
This is a post that is right up my street, there are some wonderful examples of pub signs here.
Thank you. I have been posting on my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/natalie_rabinowitz_pub_signs/, if you are on there. Too good not to share.
Sorry, call me a dinosaur if you will but I absolutely refuse to use “anti-social” media. The collages on your post were great, though.
Which Nell Gwynne was that? I know it is not the one in Bull Inn Court in central London because I used to play gigs there.
Understandable! This Nell Gwynne is in Windsor, now a Chinese restaurant..
How sad. I contribute to a website that lists all the closed down pubs in England and it is heartbreaking.
May 17th there will be a lot of happy people 🙂
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Your post made me smile, I just love old English pubs, preferably those retaining their traditions of the decor and it being a place of community. I grew up in the Lake District where such pubs really were part of our village communities all across Cumbria, and this persists to this day. Sadly as a coeliac I can no longer drink good English ale, or beer of any kind, but thankfully my love of wine is not affected. That’s a great collection of signs, I have a few but can’t match your collection. Brilliant 👏👏👏
Glad you enjoyed 🙂 There are some stunning pubs with their ambience and antiquities. Lake District! Wow, such a beautiful area. I have only been once and need to go back and explore. Until then, lots more pub photos to be taken 🙂
Very interesting. Cool art & history.
Glad you enjoyed 🙂
What a nice collection of pub signs and thanks for the explanations. I always like to take pictures of pub signs but I did not know anything about them.
Thank you. So much fascinating history to be discovered 🤓
I never knew about these It’s almost a new form of art
Laughter increases your face value
Definitely an art form that goes unnoticed.
So many pubs, so less time!
Hahaha, I am sure people will be making up for it after lockdown.
Thank you for sharing.😀
Lots of lovely yellows here Natalie. Love the Thailand shot and those trees – Aspens? Thank you for joining me. This is going to be a very cheerful and happy month.
Thank you for the enticement 🌟 Lots of great contributors! Yes, those are Aspens. Had to omit a few photos as they were bordering into Orange.
Well keep hold of those orange and gold ones as their time will come 😉
Great Pictures and I agree
Laugh Now avoid the rush later
Amazing hobby would love to see these one day!
Thank you 🙂 Highly recommend! I certainly miss wandering the desert looking at Petroglyphs.
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👍👍👍Easter Island is really a magical place. When I went there several years ago I could not get enough of watching the Mohais. They are so fascinating.🤩
It is a unique destination 🙂 The weather also adds to the scenery.
Wow great stuff, Really Cool. There are just so many wonders in this world that technology never touched.
Don’t stop Laughing
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed. What amazes me is that ancient structures out last modern marvels.
That’s what is so great
Woww…I haven’t seen this tree before
Hidden in plain site 🙂
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing
Glad you enjoyed.
Looks like a great place. Similar thoughts and memories for us from our visit to China and seeing the Teracotta Warriors.
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A great selection of stairs! And lots of different angles too
Great photos and I have been to only one of your cities, Dubrovnik! I was interested in the photo of the Initiation Well……..is there a story behind that? Inquiring minds would like to know! Ha Ha! Yes, all of our travel plans were scuttled last year and this year too. We have decided to go to other states in the US and see how that goes…….so many things are closed! We are dreaming of vacations and traveling again and not getting any younger to boot!
The Initiation Well is located at Quinta da Regaleira. The well is an inverted tower (does not serve as a traditional well per say) and has nine levels that is associated with esoteric and mysticism. It represents death and rebirth so maybe it is our initiation/stages in life 🤔. Each level has a connecting system of underground tunnels, that connects to grottoes, caves, a waterfall, and lake.
I hear you about travels. My go-to has been wandering the empty streets of London and parks and try to get out beyond the city. Who can say they have jaywalked through London.
Oh, my gosh that well is so interesting! Do you know who built that or why? We may need to see a post about this! I hope you did not get two responses from me…….Wordpress is mad at me today and playing tricks! I had to keep writing the comment over and over and it never did say whether it was accepted on my end….but I kept hitting post anyway!
I did see two posts but only approved one so no worries 🙂 Its a Monday … The Initiation Well was designed by Luigi Manini for António Augusto Carvalho Monteiro who owned Quinta da Regaleira. Monteiro was a freemason and esoteric so the architecture is based on a lot of symbolism and freemason beliefs.
Great photos, thank you 🙏. I’ve been to all of those places except one. We have very fond memories of Athens and Dubrovnik but regret never having been to Lhasa! We had so many opportunities over the years based on our time in Kathmandu, but were always torn as Buddhists NOT to put money into Chinese pockets.
I completely hear you about Tibet! This was my second attempt to go. What an experience just dealing with the paperwork! I went through a local Tibetan tour group and everything we did in Tibet was in support of Tibetans. Food, restaurants, hotels, souvenirs. The most humble and beautiful people I have ever met. Working on a blog about my trip there.
When did you go and where from? Via Kathmandu for example, our second home?
Flew from Chengdu to Lhasa. The options are few and complicated. I went in late October. Wanted to avoid peak season with all the Climbers and traffic. We ended up at the Nepalese border and drove to Kathmandu. Most insane car ride ever! It took eight hours to drive 130km (81 miles). No traffic, just bumpy road.
Only 8 hours, quite fast then 😂 Do you live in Chengdu?
😂😂 I don’t live in Chengdu, awful place. It was my only option to get to TIBET. The least complicated, even though complicated. I am currently in London.
Sorry, silly assumption. You seem very widely travelled, like ourselves. This pandemic is halting our retirement travels, though understandably. Have you been to Nepal?
Interesting times indeed. Cancelled 7 trips in 2020. Have to find other ways to adapt for now. I was only in Kathmandu for 12 hours. Felt a little overwhelmed with so many people and all the insanity shopping. Would like to go back someday and explore.
In a way we were lucky. In the Spring of 3020 I was recovering from a serious operation so we had no travels booked. If you’re considering Nepal take a peek at the book I wrote highlighted on the right side of my blog posts. An Englishman in Nepal on Amazon. I’m sure some of our family and friends in Kathmandu would help you out if you visited.
Hope your recovery is fast and strong. I will check out your book and thank you for the extended hand for connections. Hope we will resume travelling soon but not sure it will be this year either … sigh.
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Beauty in desert/beauty of desert
Thank you. Beauty in a hostile environment. It was a great experience.
Love the photos! Thanks for the follow too! 🙂
Thank you as well. Look forward to exploring your page more 🙂
🙂 Thank you!
Wow! This is amazing, Natalie. Followed you. 🙂
Thank you Atrija 🤗 Loving your poetry🌟Look forward to reading more.
Together, onwards and upwards!😇
Full of desires. 👌beautiful.
Simple and sweet.
Hi Natalie! What a lovely blog! It’s nice to meet you 🙂
It is a pleasure to meet you as well 🙂
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Hooray, I can comment at last but still seem unable to follow you. A suggestion, in your widget settings add a WordPress sign up button.
That’s a really good mix of reds, I recognised the phone boxes in Kingston but not sure if I took a photo when I visited. Thanks for following and joining in the challenge, next week on Monday something VERY different!
Hooray indeed! Thank you for your comment.
I was chatting with WordPress last night. One would think that there would be a default sign up button. Working on it 🤓
Glitches fixed 🙂 Look forward to your next challenge.
These are fabulous photos ..especially the Cartier one
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed.
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This was my moment of Zen for today. Thank you!
You are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed.
How cool to live in the Leadville Tabor Grand! Hope you made it to little Georgetown, my home since 1991 except for 8 years living abroad.
Leadville was a great experience. I made it to Georgetown and all the mining towns 🙂 Colorado has such a rich history.
Just posted my blog on Canterbury. Hope it inspires you to visit 🙂
I’ll be interested to read about Canterbury as I’d like to visit there sometime.
I look forward to sharing my post 🙂 Its a fab place to visit and thinking of moving there.
WOW. I really love how you saw and captured those natural spirals. Beautiful.
Stunning and so clever
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They are pretty cool to walk through. It’s quite an illusion and thanks. Your posts are great.
Great spirals! The first two are actually quite spooky.
And welcome to the challenge – great to have you with us
Welcome to the challenge. 🙂 I especially liked that your nature tunnel had spirals of light and shadow. But the trees also give a feel of spiral-ness? , which makes it twice as much fun.
Thank you 🙂 It is indeed the combination of the sun and trees that creates the spiral.
Very cool spirals.
I loved this article, I found it to be super helpful 🙂
I have quite a bit of international travel coming up so I am definitely going to save your post/website to refer to again.
Being someone who adores clothes… this is my weakness and I am SO bad at packing lightly in this area. However, you make an excellent point about being able to do laundry on the go and to focus on packing more tops than bottoms. Totally agree.
Thank you, Kiara and I am glad you enjoyed the read. More to come! If you need any other suggestions, let me know. Would be glad to help.
So many useful information! I never considered preparing myself and luggage before getting to security checks! plus i never managed to travel light !! thanks for this post I will save it for later to help with packing.
Thanks Madlen. More information to come! If you have any questions, let me know. Would be glad to help out.
Thanks, Madlen. More information to come! If you have any questions, let me know. Would be glad to help out.
I believe you have everything covered! Thanks for the wonderful information and advice. What an exciting life you live. It makes me envious.
Thanks, Wilma. More blogs to come including travel destinations.
I just love you! I currently reside in the Colorado Rockies and am yearning to travel and explore. The Wave has definitely been on the short list the whole time I have lived here. You are living an exciting life full of adventure, so keep going! It will be great to follow your travels 🙂
Oh! Thank you so much, Ashley. I will be writing about my experience to the Wave (I went alone!) and life on Colorado’s frontier. I certainly miss the Rockies and rugged Utah but Europe has also been an amazing experience.
Sounds like a lot of fun, full of adventure! Where you headed to next?
I’m thinking you need to write a book, maybe!
Thanks Beth! Next trip is Iceland 🙂 Lots of blogs on the way and thanks for the book suggestion. Will get there 🙂