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 10 years after I started it…although, slowly, we are getting there!!

Our latest 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 is our upcoming West Africa Expedition. I am keeping a diary, already pre-departure, which I hope to update regularly here. Otherwise check the What’s New page.



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


Arab Peninsula
For the time being, Qatar and Oman, travel destinations in 2016 and 2017
For the time being, Azerbaijan and part of Georgia, from autumn 2019
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.
DR Congo
A country I have NOT been to, but fascinating nevertheless!
East & Southern Africa
includes 1980s Tanzania, Rwanda and Malawi, 1990s Southern Africa, and 2012 Horn of Africa blogs
Where we travelled, too short, in Dec. 1992
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.
Where we traveled for eight weeks in autumn 2016
  Several trips, like Sicily (2015) and Northern Italy (2018, 2020)
Where we travelled briefly, for a week, in Dec. 1992
Latin America
for the time being: Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay, and our 2019 Chile and Peru journey
Results from a two week trip in September 2011.
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)
the West Africa blog
this is where you can read the latest about our West Africa expedition - going on now!! (well, we haven't left yet...)
For the time being, only Istanbul