Seeing The Scale of Bangkok And Getting lost — Passport Overused (Reblog)

We all heard that Asian countries are developing cities and skyscrapers at a rapid pace. However, seeing it in person gives more meaning to that statement. So, Bangkok is big and about the same size as the city of New York City. Yet, I never have seen so many cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic in my…

Seeing The Scale of Bangkok And Getting lost — Passport Overused

*Recipes from Thailand

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

Even though everything in the world is slowly going back towards normalization, traveling is still not a possibility for a lot of people, either because of COVID-related travel limitations against Americans or self-cautious people who simply don’t want to put others and themselves at risk. But we are lucky that we’re living in the global […]

10 Vacations You Can Take from Home — Delusional Bubble

*Real vacations will return…

The most Expensive Holiday Destinations — Delusional Bubble (Reblog)

When money is not an objection, any spot in the world could be a holiday destination, whether in the middle of Antarctica or the moon! Below are the most expensive places to travel in the world. It’s not that unreachable to travel to one of them and experience all that luxury in person. Just book […]

The most Expensive Holiday Destinations — Delusional Bubble

*Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020

The Fall is Here — but Here We Call it Autumn

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

In England the holiday season is all but over. It’s been short and difficult.

Now with autumn upon us, it’s hard to fathom out where this crazy year has been taking us and how fast it’s gone by — just as well, perhaps.

One of the things I have been musing upon is the name autumn, a borrowing from French, one of many thousands of French words in the English language. The older I get, the more I prefer the Stateside term ‘fall’, it is so much more expressive and, well, native.

Either way, it’s never been more important to get out and about in the fresh air when you can, especially on a glorious autumn, or fall, day.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Hunstanton Seaside Town, Norfolk

Photo copyright Francis Barker 2020

Hunstanton is one of the better seaside towns of Norfolk, in East Anglia, England.

With travel restrictions in place for most of the year, plus a curtailed holiday season, many Brits have been making the most of their own backyard, including traditional the traditional seaside.

Almost unique, the resort faces west, so is known for its spectacular sunsets. Not too hi-brow, it has a certain old world charm, with a sense of lived-in Victoriana, especially towards the end of the holiday season.

Definitely worth a visit in these strange and difficult times.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Haiku: Holidays!

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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020  Photo by Sean O.