It’s still cold, but there are signs of spring beginning to show in Ireland!
“How did it get so late so soon? My goodness how the time has flewn.” The Louvre at night, with commentary by Dr. Seuss.
Abu Simbel and a quote from Confucius: they work together surprisingly well.
A postcard from Thailand about the ending of cruelty and the beginning of freedom.
When living overseas, people miss different things from home. For me it’s definitely Mexican food.
To get to know a country, you must have direct contact with the earth. It’s futile to gaze at the world through a car window. – Albert Einstein Looks like good stew ingredients – the soup souq? Photos of lusciously arranged market wares are almost cheating, blog-wise. I mean the layouts are …
To get away from one’s working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one’s self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change. ~ Charles Horton Cooley Watching the sunset from atop a dune in the Moroccan Sahara. My friend, Rachid, took this photo when we were …
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime. ~ Mark Twain Flowerbed constellation in India. I am posting this …
Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who Before us pass'd the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road Which to discover we must travel too. ~ Edward Fitzgerald Derreenataggart stone circle. In my head I keep rolling the R's with a Scottish accent. I've …
Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough. ~ Mark Twain Jameson whiskey — size HUGE! — outside The Old Distillery. This was just going to be a quote and a photo that I conveniently had in the wings, but I couldn't resist giving a tiny …
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. ~ Miriam Beard Photo by me. Do you recognize the location? (Click to enlarge.)
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. ~ John Ruskin Photo courtesy of Jesslee via Wikimedia Commons.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. ~ Robert Brault Photo courtesy of dno1967 via Wikimedia Commons.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~ Anonymous Photo courtesy of vatobob via Wikimedia Commons.
"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo by Evelyn Simak via Wikimedia Commons.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. ~ Jack London
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. ~ Eudora Welty
One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. ~ Sigmund Freud