Read More

Tickets Part 3: Boats and Planes.

or dangerous ferriES AND DIFFICULT AIRLINES

Although I always bang on about doing everything spontaneously and ‘on the hoof’ sometimes it has led to my down fall, or at least changing plans in a heart stopping, teeth gritting last minute. It’s bad for stress but also what to expect from time to time when travelling alone. You’ll get used to it for even though I’m warning you my old birds, You probably won’t listen, have forgotten or have ignored my advice.

Read More

Tickets Part 2 : Trains and Buses.

OR THE WILDLY DISPARATE TYPES OF COMFORT FROM YOUR TICKET CHOICES.

I have to be honest when it comes to trains I have only ever gone first class on long journeys. These trips I have adored but I also managed to see the cheaper sections. False economy as far as I’m concerned, for a mature woman. With buses I have a lot of experience across the spectrum and let me tell you when it’s bad it’s very very bad. So let’s have a look at all manner of tickets you can get for buses and choochoos.

Alert: WELL IF YOU READ THE LAST POST YOU’LL BE GETTING THE DRIFT OF MY INTOLERANCE TO BAD BOOKINGS. This post is less harsh but still very judgemental and scathing in parts. Understand that you must weigh up your options carefully if you’ll be aboard for anything over four hours. Your travel tickets can make or break a trip, Choose wisely. As you can see here I’ve had my cockups so you don’t have to!!

Read More

Tickets Part 1: Nightmare Tour Tickets.

OR AROUND THE WORLD, TOURS ARE TERRIBLE AND TO BE AVOIDED LIKE THE PROVERBIAL PLAGUE. SO DON’T BUY THAT TYPE OF TICKET.

All at sea with the dreaded ‘tours’

Alert: I will take you round the different types of tickets you will be required to make as you travel alone in the next posts. How you do it and what to avoid. How to take the sting out of making mistakes and how you’ll rejoice getting it right. How to not do what I have done on various occasions. I’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to. This is about tour tickets but the next posts will cover bus, plane, boat and trains to name a few.

‘She got a ticket to ride’, remember the Beatles song? Well tickets and their purchase can be the thing of nightmares for solo travellers, especially tour tickets.

Read More

KK, BORNEO, MALAYSIA. AT THE NIGHT MARKET OF FABULOUS FISH.

OR FISHY STREET FOOD TO DIE FOR

Clams and scallops to die for.

Arrangements for the evening promised I dragged myself from my cool darkened siesta room and out into the still harsh sunshine. That throbbing heat of late afternoon when the heat has been absorbed by pretty much everything and is now radiating it back out. Stinging my freshly seared skin from sitting by the pool for half an hour earlier.

Read More

HORSE RIDING UP A VOLCANO TO SEE IT’S CRATER LAKE IN THE PHILIPPINES.

OR, FUCKING KARAOKE IN THE PHILIPPINES DRIVING AN OLD BIRD TO INSANITY.

OR, FUCKING CRATER LAKE HAS BEEN VAPORISED SINCE I WAS THERE DUE TO VOLCANO ERUPTING!

Alert: Like I keep saying to you old birds, live for the moment and get OUT there. Again it would seem I’ve been lucky about choosing my mega travel spree over the three years before 2020 and all it’s shit because in January last year Taal unleashed it’s fury again.It’s volcanic crater lake is gone now. Everything I wrote in my journal now has to be updated. There is a BBC video link below of the lightening and eruption. MY DARLINGS HIT THAT BUCKET LIST BEFORE VARIOUS DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHIT HIT THE FAN https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-51083515

Read More

OLD BIRD PHOTO ALBUM ON THE FREE PLANET.

LIFE ON THE WONDERFUL EDGE! ENJOY IT WHILE YOU CAN!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO MY LOVELY OLD BIRDS AND ALL YOU TRAVELLERS OUT THERE! I was going to go back to Russia beginning of this year but I’ve just got in touch with my beautiful serviced apartments in Mexico City and the lovely owner so…….what you reckon?

These pics are for you to whet your whistle for this year…

Alert: This is a reminder that life is short so just GO FOR IT THIS YEAR!!