Clearing Customs in Covid

Posted by Pat on September 28, 2021 in Travel |

26 September 2021 Travel is muscle memory. At least it was.  Much has changed because of Covid. I can’t utilize all the little perks of travel that once made the experience faster, easier and more pleasant. However, as I wrote earlier, travel may not be as easy but all the protections and requirements put in place […]

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Just Getting There – Almost Post-Covid

Posted by Pat on September 8, 2021 in Travel |

8 September 2021 I have to admit travel planning is NOT what it used to be. And being a solo traveler, I might be getting too old for this worry. I am used to 50 years of getting on a plane and going wherever and whenever I wanted. I always knew my independent trips were […]

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Bulgarian Cousins to Transylvanian Szeklers

Posted by Pat on June 8, 2019 in Travel |

8 June 2019 “We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races…What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?…Is it a […]

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Somewhere Over the Atlantic

Posted by Pat on March 23, 2017 in Travel |

23 March 2017 I can’t say I am impressed with Air Canada. I have flown many legs, hundreds of thousands of miles, and hundreds of destinations. This time, I dropped from the list of “Priority Boarding” to Zone 5 by walking across a parking lot. Not all bad, as AC does board back to front […]


Zippers and Pockets

Posted by Pat on January 31, 2017 in Travel |

31 January 2017 The romance of travel isn’t always evident by the one currently experiencing it. Truthfully, the romance exponentially decreases with the longer and farther one travels. Flying to East Africa from the west coast is right up there with a dental implant.  

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Flying to Africa – A Marathon of Endurance

Posted by Pat on January 12, 2017 in Travel |

10-12 January 2017 Travel has become a Marathon experience. Or maybe it’s just me. Distance, time, lack of convenience, age? Either/or, or all of the above? Distance is a challenge in itself. I am flying from the West coast of one continent to the East Coast of another: United States to Africa, California to Uganda. 

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Posted by Pat on August 31, 2016 in Travel |

 31 August 2016 – Destination: Frankfurt International Airport  Flying used to be so much easier before one person could pass by security without screening and result in an entire airport being emptied. All in-air flights may be rerouted, schedules disrupted, appointments missed, reservations lost. How do they know a person was missed? That little scribble […]

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