Have you missed me? I’ve been gone so long even I feel like I’ve been AWOL. Later on I’ll share with you my experiences on the Western Front in France and also at Gallipoli in Turkey.
Fun as it was, the Unlock the Past Cruise in February was the start of my blogging slippery slope. After that I got caught up in commitments with family and at home in Darwin and interstate. Inspired by my cruising experience we decided to take our first step into the non-conference cruising world with a voyage between Athens and Istanbul in June. Between all my travel agent duties, and doing the same for my Mum, time just galloped away from me.
Then we also gained a new twig on the family tree not long before we went away, and so the months of 2014 have slipped through my fingers, at least in blogging terms.
Family history at the moment is focused on trying to unravel the findings from DNA results for me, my mum and indirectly a cousin, my post on that will come later when my brain slowly makes sense of it…at least in part.
Meanwhile inspired by this week’s topic on Sepia Saturday I thought I’d offer you some signs from our recent gallivanting in Europe.
We absolutely loved Istanbul with its vibrant mix of East meets West, Islam meets Christianity and the buzz of the city. It was out first visit there and it’s now a firm favourite, whether we make it back there or not. As confirmed cat-lovers how could we not like a city where the stray cats are fed and looked after by the local shop-owners.
And now to Prague where graffiti/cartoon sketches seem to be de rigeur. I asked our guide why, and he seemed surprised by the question. I wondered if it was a response by the people during the Communist era.
On a far more serious note, around the city you will see signs which commemorate Czech people who gave their lives for their nation’s freedom.
Working in reverse to our trip here are some Parisian signs.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual journey through some of the travel signs that caught my eye.
10 thoughts on “Travel signs and portents”
Yes, I have missed you Pauleen. I really look forward to catching up with you. Travel and Family History, my two favourite past times! Please tell us more about your adventures 🙂
Thanks for your kind words Sharon. I’m sure there’ll be more travel coming up but next posts are likely to be about DNA 😉
Welcome back.. love the signs and I’m very surprised you didn’t find a way to bring Sir Springer a playmate…I loved ‘travelling’ with you.
Don’t think Quarantine would have liked that too much Chris! good to have you on the journey with me.
You have been sorely missed Pauleen. I was so excited to see you opo up in my RSS feeds this morning. Welcome back.
Thanks Jill, I’m pleased to be able to re-engage with my blog.
Welcome back to the blogging community! Some great signs on your holiday and I look forward to reading abut your travels on the Western Front and also at Gallipoli where my great uncle was killed.
Thanks Sue…where was your uncle killed on Gallipoli do you know?
Love the sign Pauleen. This is one of the things Mum and I loved about our three months in Washington, USA which included a wee trip of three weeks to Ireland. The sign were a scream. You nay have just inspired a new post… 🙂
What a great time you must have had…look forward to your post.