When the travel bug bites you


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Got back late Sunday. Monday dragging all day. Time change, 10 hour flight etc. Today Tuesday feel better, went to bed at 7PM got up at 5AM. Good thing I planned two days off work. Have 900 pix . of the traveling around the coastline. Such magnificent beauty. The Highlands, Skye, Ring of Brodgar (and I kissed one, hugged one, patted one---but still here). Maybe it should have been during the eclipse. Oh, well missed that just by a day. Love the people of Scotland, so precious, and gracious. I did well with the buses in Edinburgh, had the hotel pile pound 1.60 for me, so I'd have a group in each jean pocket, and off I went. Glasgow reminds me a lot of Philly, the same industry around, and buildings. Did not stay there long, only one day. Did get to the Royal Botanical gardens--beautiful, have nice shots from there. And we stayed at some beautiful hotels along the way. Funny part---I tried to keep with trying local beer and also whisky. But sometime a women needs a martini. Their local gin was nice, and they had vermouth, but no olives. to bartenders when you cross the line and ask for olives, it now becomes a cocktail. Next trip I'll bring my own olives. Bought few things to bring back, not one for shallow trinkets. A Scotland cap for husband and a hat for myself from the company that makes the hats for Downton Abbey. Saw some herding trails. Saw the Military Tattoo---what a wonderful display. Yes, did eat Haggis, and like it. Got some fish and chips. tried the blood pudding--too salty. had a full Scottish breakfast each morning. Ok. that's it.

will be uploading here from time to time my trip.
 
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More another day. took 900 shots. certainly will not load up that many. we started in Edinburg, looped North way up to Isle of Skye, and then through the Highlands to end in Glasgow. Beautiful open country shots. Later.
 
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Looks like I still need to put more pixs up. must have forgot. I have the whole country roads way up north to get on. Anyway, May 2018 trip locked down. Away again to Key West, from May 11 to the 21.
 
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I haven't had much time to get on the forum recently as I tend to be involved in lots of things, do a lot of travelling and, more recently, been rebuilding my computer after a hard drive crash (everything is backed up three times but getting them loaded and running the way I like is a bit of a nightmare).

Since the last holidays that I mentioned on here we have been travelling through France (went to Giverny to see Claude Monet's garden). Monet's garden is famous for a lot of his paintings. Especially his lily pond and bridge

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The lilies weren't, yet, in full flower but I spotted one :D
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and this lovely little fellow
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We've also been to Sicily - you may recognise Bar Vitelli (from the film) owned by the father-in-law of The Godfather
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and the church where The Godfather got married
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Toured ancient Greek, Roman and prehistoric sites in Italy (Herculaneum), Cyprus, Rhodes, Malta, Gozo, and biblical sites in Israel

Temple Mount
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Wailing Wall
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Galilee
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And have recently returned from Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal), Jaipur and from touring 2,500 miles through Rajastan.

Jain Temple in Ranakpur
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Meeting with the locals - as usual
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Went for a camel taxi ride into the desert for an evening folklore show and dinner
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Taj Mahal - fantastic building
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Went to a local wedding
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And to an animal sanctuary
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Fabulous pics @Bootsy , thanks for sharing your holiday with us. Looks like you both had a brilliant time!
You certainly know how to capture the local life....thats the best bit about holidays I think:)(y)
 

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Wow, looks like you've been having some fantastic adventures @Bootsy! Thanks for sharing your photos with us :D
 
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We enjoy travelling a lot of the world and especially the out of the way places. I've just been arranging a trip to Burmah. We shall go up the Irrawaddy to Mandalay and tour the back country on the way back.
 
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You have truly done justice to this travel thread which I started way back in 2015. I have been absent from this site for a while but did get back to view all your photos. Great Travel. (y)
 
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