An early adventure

The Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Meet….

I was on my first foray into the world outside of Australia. After realising what I wanted was rather expensive I settled for a bus tour. I flew with Korean Air and I was amazed at the service and food. There were a group of people going to one of the Korean Air Hotels and waited for the bus to take us. As we got into the elevator something funny happened to someone and I looked at this woman and we both could hardly contain laughing.

The next day a bus took people back to the airport. Boarded a plane to Madrid and it had a stop over in Amsterdam to refuel. I over heard a conversation about going on a tour. Once in Madrid I introduced myself and said I am on the same tour. We headed off to get the bus to the hotel to wait for the tour to start. More smiles as we sat in what we called, the Nana Bus.

Meet Kerri and Joerg

WE roamed the streets of Madrid with no special plan and headed off to explore what we could find. Didn’t go into the Prada, I went there next time, we just enjoyed what we found sometimes the same thing twice! Hence we were Chaos Tours.

There was always laughs and fun in the bus as there were lots more under thirties than oldies. I wasn’t cool enough for the back seat or fuddy duddy enough for up front.

There were really helpful for me to get my head around another world as we went from Madrid to Granda, along the Mediterranean – Southern France, Nice, Avignon up to Northern Italy, Florence, Venice – everyone on the tour went on guided tours in Pisa. Kerri, Joerg and I found a great little place and had a pizza in Pisa, one of the best I have had. Then Croatia, Rovinj in a resort and Split was amazing, a quick overnight in Ljubljana, Slovenia and onto Vienna.

Kerri and Joerg left the tour in Rome. I am so glad we clicked and are really special to me. We still email and FB message, the occasional phone call. I have used Kerri and Joerg in a previous challenges.

Pick a Word – August 2021

Lost in Translation – Thursdays Special: Pick a Word August 2021

Wow I looked and blinked and read again. Nope have to see Paula’s fabulous photos. Here are Paula’s words for August. Have a go and see what you can up with.

PERDURABLE

FLEXUOUS

QUOTIDIAN

SOLITARY

ASTONISHING

I was there a couple of times

Debbie’s Alphabet Geography Photo Challenge: Countries that end in A

Another one where i am going to not use Australia. Instead, lets go to South Korea. Of course the bus will get you to the hotel.

One time we were lucky to be there for the Lantern Festival, found the back alley to the markets. There was still some of the old mixed with the new

A bit of light

The Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #162: It’s All About the Light

Looking into the light

Looking at a reflection

Back light inside

Back light with the Sun

Colour or Black and White?

Colour or Black and White with a splash of colour?

One day in Seoul

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Spruiker

On day walking around the less touristy places in Seoul, we headed down a street where a lot of people were going so we tagged along. It wasn’t long before we came across this huge shopping centre. Outside was a spruiker trying to get people inside and to the particular store he was advertising.

He was quite comical and whatever he said to the passing shoppers made them smile or laugh.

I didn’t realise that this was an Australian word. It is often more likely to be used in carnivals where they try and get you to go into their particular tent or sideshow. Sometimes these shows are not exactly what the spruiker shouts to the crowd.

Anyway back to South Korea

Breakfasts I have had

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Breakfast

A random selection of breakfasts I have had over the years. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Croissant and coffee at my place

Maybe a song while we eat

Bacon and egg on Turkish with coffee in Port Stephens
Sourdough toast bacon salad and tomato relish I can’t remember where
Cinnamon toast and coffee Seoul South Korea