It's Thursday the 29th of September and I'm taking a break. Posts will be infrequent, at least until the next trip which is coming up soon...

My last set of posts were a revisit of a hike in the Dolomites. The hike passes through seven charming Rifugios (mountain huts turned hotels) and one town: Fodara, Fanes, *Scotoni, Cinque Torri, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Staulanza, Tissi, and Sebastiano. Like the Haute Route, it's a photographic step-by-step so expect a slow photo-a-day pace (plus maps). *The travelogue is interrupted between Fanes and Scotini for a visit to Paris.

During a lull in variants we went to Paris where we checked out some of the lesser-known museums. 22 Oct2 Dec 2021.

Back-in-time travelogues

Is beautiful Swiss town redundant? Zermatt is also car free. 31 May14 June 2021.
We hiked the Haute Route, from France to Switzerland. The hike begins in Chamonix passes through Trient, Champex Lac, Cabane de Louvie, Cabane de Prafleuri, Evolene, Grimentz, Gruben, Grachen, and then it ends in lovely Zermatt. The Louvie to Prafleurie and Gruben to Grachen legs are especially scenic. 5 Jan30 May 2021.
I rode the cable-car from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi and to Pointe Helbronner. 19 Dec3 Jan 2021.
A drive from Luxembourg City to Burg Rheinfels in Germany. 21 Nov16 Dec 2020.
By train, bus, and ferry to Delft, Giethoorn, Ten Post, Groningen, and Schermonnikoog in The Netherlands. 3 Oct12 Nov 2020.
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, in a balloon over Cappadocia, the Turkish coastal town of Cesme, and the ruins of Ephesus. 16 Aug13 Sep 2020.
A tour of places found on scanned film negatives. 12 June24 Jul 2020.

Real-time travelogues

There's lots of art at the Venice 2019 Biennale. 515 Nov 2019.
A Sardinian road trip with stops in Cagliari, Ulassai, Orosei, Alghero, Bosa, and San Pantaleo. 1431 Oct 2019.
A visit to Ubud and a water temple on Bali. 25 Feb8 Mar 2019.
Chiang Mai and then the train to Bangkok, in Thailand. 1224 Feb 2019.
The Yucatan's Merida in Mexico. 26 Oct5 Nov 2018.
A visit to Lyon in France. 1317 Oct 2017.
A train and car trip around beautiful Corsica, with stops at Bastia, Ajaccio, Zonza, and Bonifacio. 26 Sept12 Oct 2017.
The colourful ogoh-ogoh parade in Ubud. 27 Mar 2017.
So many festivals in Ubud, Bali. 23 Mar13 Apr 2017.
Around Greece by train, bus, car, and ferry, with stops in Naxos, Santorini, Monemvasia, Hydra, and Nafplio. 10 Oct2 Nov 2016.
Spain and Portugal by train, bus, and car, with stops in Madrid, Granada, Ronda, Tarifa and Tangier, Marvao, Evora, and Lisbon. 7 Oct1 Nov 2015.
Southern Italy by train, with stops in Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Amalfi, Taormina, Siracusa, Ragusa, and Palermo. 626 Nov 2014.
Argentina and Chile by bus, train, and air, with stops in Buenos Aires, Salta, the Andes, Santiago, and Valpariso. 17 Feb11 Mar 2014.
 
 
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