Click on the world map above, and then on the pop-up, to select a country – the ones we lived in are reddish, the ones we traveled to are in shades of yellow (and the few that are green we have actually NOT been to). Alternatively, choose the country you are interested in from one of those below (note that some countries have been grouped together, in SE Europe or Central Asia), or from the sidebar on the left.

Not all countries included have been completed, and some other countries have not even been included, yet. This site remains a work in progress, more than 12 years after I started it…although, slowly, we are getting there!!

One of our recent trip was a return to Argentina in December 2022, where we squeezed in a week in Argentinian Mesopotamia, with lots of wildlife, a modern dam and ancient Jesuit ruins.



But the big thing was our West Africa Expedition, overland from Chad to Sierra Leone (except Nigeria, for which we didn’t get a visa), and ending up in The Gambia. I kept a diary, starting pre-departure, switching to daily from early March, in Africa, and ending just after our return, end of April. Check it out here. Otherwise check the What’s New page.


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and also fun: an interview I gave to the website, a site for travelers all over the world. 


Azerbaijan and part of Georgia, in autumn 2019, and the rest of Georgia and Armenia, in summer 2022
Central Asia
We visited the 'Stans', four of them, in Spring 2015
Where we lived and traveled from 1997-2000, and came back in 2017.
East & Southern Africa
includes 1980s Tanzania, Rwanda and Malawi, 1990s Southern Africa, and 2012 Horn of Africa blogs
Where we lived (2000-2003), and returned once more in 2010
Where we lived from 2003-2006, and traveled extensively.
Where we lived for a year, 2006-2007, and where we returned in Autumn 2013.
  Several trips, like Sicily (2015) and Northern Italy (2018, 2020)
Latin America
for the time being: Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay, and our 2019 Chile and Peru journey
Middle East
includes Egypt, the Levant, the Arab peninsula and Iran
A few days in 1999, and photos only, of Kathmandu and Patan.
My first serious experience abroad (and what an experience it was!), 1986-1987
SE Asia
Our travels in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand in 2011 and 2018, plus Myanmar, in 2000.
SE Europe
our Slovakia & Hungary (2021), Czech Rep (2020) and Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova (2014) trips, as well Albania, Croatia and Macedonia (1995-1997)
For the time being, only Istanbul
West & Central Africa
our overland West Africa expedition of 2023, and an entry on DR Congo, not visited so far