I will end my 10 days of travel with a video instead of a photo. Each year at the end of the conference there is a social program. In Zambia, we got to walk with lions and cheetahs. Here I am walking a cheetah.
When we went to Baku last year we flew Turkish Airlines. We connected through Istanbul so we opted for a 24 hour layover on the way home to see the city. I recommend doing this with any layover in an interesting place.
Can’t find the words today, so I will do my travel photo this morning. The last location for my wife’s conference before the pandemic made it virtual. I had no idea what to expect. I ended up being on of my favorite cities we have visited. The people were very friendly, the city is safe and walkable, and it isn’t overrun with tourists.
I will include a photo from India despite the fact that India tried to kill me. This is Charminar, one of the stops on the official tour with the government group. As we walked through the shopping area we were escorted by police and warned not to stop and shop. We eventually made it through the crowd and to the top of the tower in the photo.
We got to go to Zambia for one of my wife’s work trips. Before her conference started they took us on safari. We were almost to the end and had not yet seen any elephants. We were starting to worry that we would miss out on seeing elephants in the wild when we saw this.
This does not seem as exciting as other places I’ve been, but it was just as special. Two years ago today we were in Orlando. It was the first trip in a while to somewhere besides Kentucky where my son was able to be with us. We went back to one of our favorite places. We had warmth in January. We had a week away from the real world. We had a week with both kids. We had a week when our grown kids could be kids again. I want to do it again.
This one is from our family trip out west. My daughter loved the Daniel James Brown book The Indifferent Stars Above about the Donner Party so this was high on our list of places to go. It was a beautiful area.
We took both of our kids on trips after graduation, the Norway phot was from my son’s trip. This one was from the trip to England and France for my daughter’s graduation. We spent the night on the grounds of the castle so we got to wander around after it was closed to the public.
One of my favorite cities I’ve visited. Very walkable. The street market very close to my hotel. Beautiful place.
There is a travel challenge out there where people are posting travel photos for 29 days. I was not tagged and won’ tag others, but have decided to take part anyway. Today’s photo is from the fjords in Norway.