"Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
Hello & Welcome!
Travel’s been a pursuit and a passion of mine since I was a child. I remember cutting out magazine pictures of exotic places and pasting them into a large scrapbook my mother bought for me from the local milk bar. I went so far as to index the pages with colour coded cards of countries I wanted to visit: Norway, France, the UK, Spain, the list went on.
I was very Euro-centric in those days – possibly due to being a 1st generation child born to English migrants. Nowadays my vision has, thankfully, expanded. I still have a heart for the European way of life (the coffee! the wine! the fashion!) but my travels now include places as far afield as Central America, Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Middle East and, of course, Australia (my home).
In the last few months of last year (2022), I fulfilled a long-held dream to live for an extended time in Granada in Southern Spain, as well as taking on some sea turtle volunteering in Costa Rica. In the future, I hope to return to Spain and to keep adventuring around this wonderful world of ours.
I’d love for you to follow along with me as I share my travel stories. I’ll continue to post writing related information from time to time, but the focus of the blog is growing so I can tell you my travel tales as well. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
I am also going to showcase my photographs in an image gallery. They are available to purchase as 12″ x 16″ images printed on quality photographic paper and posted free of charge anywhere in Australia. Links coming soon.
Next week I’m starting with my trip to San Jose, Costa Rica. I’ll share detailed information and provide you with recommendations for places to see or things to do, so that you too, can explore the world either with me in this blog, or on your own one day.
Until next time,
2 thoughts on “Storyteller Travels.”
It all sounds wonderful, Jacqui. Mark and I are going to the UK in May/June to visit family for the first time in 5 years. Regards Sue Parritt
So glad to hear it Sue! It is quite a change in the UK – some people are really struggling. I hope you have a wonderful time catching up with family – it is so important xx