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Windy Beaches and sand in your beer. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES.

Alert: Here I am still looking back at a year ago this week, so don’t you think I snuck off again! I am simply trying to get my mojo back after being back here and not travelling since my hideous experience with Heathrow’s ‘quarantine’ hotel hell on my tortuous return from Mexico last September.

ONE YEAR AGO….

OR BLOODY XEL-HA IS STILL NOT OPEN AND APPARENTLY HASN’T BEEN FOR NEARLY A YEAR.

Palms were nearly blown away

Archaeological Zone of Muyil or Chunyaxché.

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THANKYOU MEXICO.

OR HOW THIS PLACE HAS SAVED ME FROM A BREAKDOWN.

Alert: This is from my post from just one year ago. It’s a reminder that us old birds should be getting out into the world again and Mexico is still a great option.

If you start a little planning now, late March and early April. Just check on the bloody restrictions (which are dropping like flies thank god) and get out there. Don’t be shy you’ll love it whether it be near to home or further afield. Just go before it all gets too pricey as Easter is coming and you need to get out before it gets busy and irritating.

Good Friday falls on April 15th this year so get your skates on, school hols are from April 4th through until 18th so you need to get out now! It’s sneaked up so be quick!

one year ago…..

I now have rented an apartment and am cooking at home mostly. To have my little pad is very reassuring and makes me feel more permanent in Tulum. I will use it as a base because I still intend to bus it to many sites further afield. Palenque, Xel-Ha, Zone Muyil, Kabah, Uxmal and Chicanna to name a few. It might seem foolhardy to rent a flat but having a base means that journeys are easier with less luggage and you can return to a home when you’re done with your visit. It’s a security blanket and you can save money cooking at home.

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TRAVELLING SOLO WITH ALLERGIES.

OR, HOW NOT TO HAVE A ROUGH RIDE.

Do you want your trip to be fabulous and Zen, not puking into the sink in your room whilst purging your other end into the toilet? Or worse being laid low for a few days with a variety of energy-sapping and weird symptoms? Either way, if it’s your allergies or just Delhi Belly you can take measures to avoid misery.

Breakfast looking over the private lake at a retreat in Ayutthaya Thailand

My mate just came over from a very long haul on working on a luxury yacht and she came to stay with me for a few days before returning to her family in Cornwall. It was great. Too much gossip too little time, but the long and the short of it was that it reminded me of the trials and tribulations of having food intolerances, allergies or indeed a disease from allowing you to eat certain foods. My pal has both Celiac disease and also dairy intolerance so this makes food a little bit of a much-needed obsession.

Innocent? Cheese and nuts there!
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STILL BEING HEALTHY FOR THE NEW YEAR.

OR, AM I NOW A BORE THOUGH?

Yes, all organic!

Alert: This is a show-off post and a bit sweary. Also if you’re new then you really should have a look at the main site from which the blog springs. The concept if you will!

I’m brand spanking new as it were. Clean inside and out. Fresh as a daisy and raring to go. I am a self-righteous prig and smug, oh so smug.

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DEMO IN LONDON, JANUARY 22, 2022. NO MANDATES FOR THE NHS STAFF

OR, NURSES UNIFORMS THROWN OVER THE BARRIERS AT NUMBER 10.

Alert: Already things have changed today so it would seem there is now a stay of execution and also a capitulation on other fronts. Be strong old birds, hold the line. (videos to follow)

Outside of Downing Street on Saturday lie scrubs and uniforms that were thrown there by the workers of the NHS who are ready to leave their vocation rather that have the jab.

Alert: The corruption of the British Government is now visible, with their lies and duplicity coming out for all to see, they truly have sold themselves out completely to the Global elite. You might ask why on a travel blog for older women am I writing and concerned about this? I’ll tell you why.

About five years ago I started to have a gut feeling that I must travel the world quickly. It was a terrible feeling, which I put down to getting older and panicking that I would not be healthy enough, or strong enough to tackle solo travel to the places I felt were of importance. It was very persistent and not to be ignored hence the last five years of condensed travel across all the main continents. I was like a tornado of mad old bird force, a maelstrom of pure energy!

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Inspiration.

‘You just have an adventurous spirit… I believe that Theodore Roosevelt was thinking of you when he said this; “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, the man who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.’