Tag Archives: Vacation

Turkey – The Strip

Sometimes unexpected Magic happens.

Taking a vacation with no expectations, other than reading a book by the pool, has lead me down a surreal rabbit-hole of fun.

This sleepy little seaside town of Oludeniz has a street that comes alive at night time, when it’s called The Strip.

Last night, our organised excursion was to visit some bars and clubs, so come ten o’clock, 18 of us hit The Strip.

Starting at Oh Yes cocktail bar, via Reef Bar, we all ended up in Bitter’s Cocktail Karaoke Bar.

Turns out I can’t sing, but I can dance.¬† ūüėą

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Scenes on Sunday ~ California

Southern California is the Land of Crazy Colourful Dreams

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jack collier

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I like California,

and I very much like my friend in California

Marmaduke home alone

Marmaduke has seen me looking at the internet ~ making plans for this year’s Christmas and New Year Holidays.

As I’m not taking him to Barcelona next week he’s worried that I won’t be taking him along this Christmas, so he’s been making his own Christmas plans.

Where ever Marmaduke is thinking of going for his Christmas Dinner, I’m thinking of a Christmas Caribbean cruise~ providing I can find the right girl to take along.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Barcelona

The haunting of history is ever present in Barcelona.

Despite just having returned from a four-week vacation in the USA, I’ve now booked flights to Barcelona, to see a very close friend. ¬†I fly out there On September 26th, and come back to England on September 29th

The journey from Newcastle upon Tyne, to Amsterdam, to Barcelona, is about 11 hours each way, and the flights are costing me about $400.  Add in hotels, taxis, meals, and the like, and this will easily be an $800 / $1,000 short break.

Barcelona is a fabulous city, which I’m only visiting for two days on this trip. I ‘m going a long way for only 2 days, but what price on friendship?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Jet-lag

With air travel there is no distance, there is only time.

Air travel, especially long haul flights, can be very exhausting. ¬†Getting to the airport 3 hours before the flight, endless queuing, cramped seating back in coach / economy, noise, dry air, and airports are just horrible places to spend much time… ¬†But it’s only recently that I’ve become prey to terrible jet-lag, which mostly affects me when I’m flying from west to east

There are some things that will reduce the effects of jet-lag, paying for a better seat, not drinking on the aircraft, and sleeping as much as possible on the journey.  Melatonin helps too.

However, following my last trip to the USA, I have been wrecked for a week with jet-lag. ¬†But it’s all worth it when one has a great time on vacation. ¬†(And, I don’t do business travel any more.)

The best thing of all is seeing wonderful sights and creating great memories.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Vacation

We see the same moon, you in your world and me in mine.

The reason I haven’t posted anything for a little while is that I’m vacationing in; California, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

I won’t be back in the garret until Sunday September 10th. ¬†Look for some very cool posts from me right after that.

Take care everyone.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net 

Hotel California

I haven’t been feeling so well for a couple or three weeks.¬† Perhaps I need a sunshine vacation.¬† Anyhow I like this Eagles track.

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Please listen responsibly.

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Scenes on Sunday # 7

‘scape pictures.¬† Seascapes, cloudscapes, landscapes, cityscapes, roadscapes….

All the pictures were taken with a compact LUMIX Panasonic DMC-AS3 camera.¬† This camera is so lightweight, small, and smart it’s brilliant for taking along on roadtrips, for long hikes into the mountains, or just for stuffing into your purse.¬† These shots are of the Integratron and environs, Joshua Tree, California..

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& the lovely girl riding shotgun

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