January 18, 2018

The Holidays!

This page is my work in progress – over the months ahead I will type & post from my many travel diaries!…

So many interesting places to see in the world – here is a “passport stamp” of just one from the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales: the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!…

Llanfairpwll stamp!

(Or Llanfairpwll, Llanfair, LlanfairPG, for short!)Β Which means “Saint Mary’s church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave”. Β  The town was so named to achieve the longest train station name – in fact, it’s also the longest place name in Wales, all of Europe & one of the longest town names in the world! Not to mention the lovely locals who will try to teach you how to pronounce the name! πŸ˜‰

Aug 2010: Australia – Brisbane to Brisbane – P&O 3 Day Party Cruise

Jan 2010: USA – Orlando – Royal Carribean Cruise (Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico) – LA

Sep 2009: Thailand (Kids Homes) – Chaing Rai – Mae Sai (visit Burma/Myanmar) – Fang – Bangkok – Pattaya

Mar 2009: P&O Cruise – New Caledonia – Vanuatu (Noumea, Lifou, Port Vila)

Feb 2009: Fiji – Denarau Island (Lifestyle Traders trip)

Jan 2008: Australia – (Bon Jovi concert week! Sydney, Perth)

Sep 2007: USA – Hawaii – Alaskan NCL cruise (Juneau, Ketchican, Skagway, Victoria) – Las Vegas

Sep 2006: USA – LA – Las Vegas – San Francisco

June 2006: England – weekend Bon Jovi concert trip! (visit Stonehenge, Milton Keynes, Dover)

Nov 2005: Hong Kong – China (tour Beijing, Great Wall)

Sep-Oct 2004: UK & Europe Contiki Trip – (England, Scotland, Wales, Southern Ireland, France, Monaco, Italy, Austria, Germany, Leichtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands)

Oct 2002: USA (New York City, Kentucky – Christine & Bhupinder’s Wedding!)

July-Aug 2001: USA (New Jersey – Bon Jovi Fan Club concert weekend! Contiki East Coast tour – Florida, Georgia, SC, NC, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York City – last pics of Twin Towers… πŸ™ )

Oct 1997 & 1998: Australia – Sydney – Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora – solo concerts

Nov 1995: Australia – Brisbane & Sydney Bon Jovi concerts

Nov 1993 Australia – Brisbane & Sydney Bon Jovi concert trips

Aug-Sep: USA (New Jersey – Bon Jovi Fan Club concert trip, visit penpals in Ohio, Kentucky, Arizona & California, via Greyhound bus!)

Nov 1989: Australia – Brisbane & Sydney Bon Jovi concert trips