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What travel costs 1: Alice Springs

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   Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony  7 June 2015 Trip to Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia to walk on the Larapinta Trail and to see Ayer’s Rock, 15 June to 2 July 2013.    I was at a dinner the other night and some friends ridiculed me for thinking of providing information on what travel costs, because they say it …

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In praise of Indian mangoes

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Featured photo: Movie poster at Jubilee Hills Check Post, Hyderabad    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, December 2011    They gave me a mango at breakfast in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, in the boutique hotel where I was staying. The mango was beautifully presented in Thai style: two halves on the plate with the seed removed. The halves were cut …

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House-sitting in northern Germany: Where we live

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       Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2015   Trip: Europe, April to December 2014. House-sitting near Großenkneten in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), April to June 2014.     Our house is a typical German two-family house, with both upstairs and downstairs. The house is relatively modern with an older section somewhere downstairs. The plan and construction (red …

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Our first house-sitting assignment with strangers

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2014    Trip: Europe, April to December 2014. House-sitting near Großenkneten in Lower Saxony or Niedersachsen, April to June 2014.    Today is Sunday. We arrived two weeks ago. Settling into Lower Saxony near Großenkneten has been a strange experience. We’d had a couple of days in Paris and in Hamburg before …

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Dubai Postcard

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Featured Image: Looking down from the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 16 October 2012 (Other Postcards are from: Dubai, Vienna, Rock of Cashel, Lake Tabourie, Tongariro Crossing, Tupare Garden.) Postcard from Dubai Trip: Italy and Sicily, October to December 2012.    Dubai was a surprise. I had expected Bob Marley and the Rastafarians’ Babylon with endless opportunity for cynical …

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Boudhanath Stupa Postcard, Nepal

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Featured Image: Boudhanath Stupa    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 11 March 2013  Trip: Everest Region March/April 2013 with Teresa. (Other posts on Nepal and Nepal trekking on this site are: Everest Trekking 1, Everest Trekking 2, Muktinath to ABC Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pattale to Juke Trek and Pattale to Pikey Peak Trek.) Postcard from Nepal: Boudhanath Stupa We arrived in Nepal from Thailand …