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Oman #6 – Fourth wife, falaj and food

Dear friends, We spent a couple more days in and around Nizwa and Al Hamra in the interior of the country and visited the magnificent 17th Century Jabreen Fort, palm plantations and Wadi Nakhr, the hanging villages of Al Aqor and Al Ain on the Sayq plateau, walked along the ancient irrigation (falaj) channels and [...]

Bromont, Quebec, Canada #1

Dear friends, One of the highlights of my North American trip was to be able to attend the wedding celebrations of a dear colleague and friend Andrée to her charming partner Denis.  Together with a few other Red Cross colleagues we spent several days with Andrée and Denis at their home in Bromont, Quebec, and then joined [...]

Colorado, USA Road Trip #4

Dear friends, After our visit to the magnificent Mesa Verde, we drove on for several hours through beautiful forested country with still a number of mesas visible above the trees, with racing streams and small lakes alongside the road and still the snow clad mountains visible beyond. Looks like a lion's head or even a [...]

NZ Road Trip #11

Dear friends, It has been almost perfect weather during our trip, and even the few rain days we've had have all coincided with 'driving days' so we've been lucky. Leaving the capital city, Wellington, we travelled north and after winding through the Rimutakas, stopped for a delicious big breakfast at Greytown on the recommendation of [...]