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June 6, 2012

World Travel and a Takeover

Shelley is a little busy and I have offered to blog today.

Be patient, I’m a virgin blogger.

Recently I’ve been scanning our old print travel photos to digital. Trying to condense them as well, since there are thousands. A very time consuming but rewarding exercise. It’s like going back in time, reliving all those experiences. Some pics made me cringe, 7 months traveling through Africa – what were we thinking? An adventure, definitely NOT a holiday.

Traveling 3 months across the Middle East after Suddam had invaded Kuwait – we were two of the foolhardy few, great time, no other tourists getting in the way of that unforgettable shot [photo not gun].

Actually, saying that the photos are old is not a good description as that also relates to us! I can’t speak for Shelley but I don’t feel old, because I’m not. (Shelley says she’s not old either!!)

I was chatting to a lady last week who had visited Petra in Jordan [Indiana Jones fame]. She showed me a photo of her in front of the treasury, should I say she was in front of hundreds of other tourists on a day excursion from a cruise ship.

Here’s our photo: Spot the tourists – there aren’t any!

Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Some of the most rewarding photos I have taken captured Shelley at a height of excitement. One was after a flight over Victoria Falls:

 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Another seeing Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda:

Gorilla Hunting, Rwanda Gorilla, Rwanda

This one was taken in a Lobster shack out of Bar Harbor, Maine. To be fair, I was more excited at the thought of eating it!

Lobster, Bar Harbor, Maine


Bora Bora, Tahiti helmet dive:

Shelley, Bora Bora, Tahiti Shelley, surrounded by fish, Bora Bora


Don’t worry, Shelley will return tomorrow.


  1. Brinda

    I am amazed by your travels! Yours and Shelley’s photos are wonderful. I get to travel vicariously though them.

    • Shelley Munro

      Hi Brinda,

      I’m glad you enjoyed Mr. Munro’s post and photos. It have been fun exploring our old photos.

  2. Savannah Chase

    I love your photo’s. you and Shelley have visited some of the most amazing places. Thank you for posting them.

  3. angelaackerman

    What great pictures–you have been to some amazing places!


    • Shelley Munro

      Hi Angela,

      Both hubby and I enjoy traveling. It’s fun reliving the memories while looking through our photos.

  4. Virginia Kelly

    Wow on your pics and adventures. I love to travel, too, but must admit, I’m not as adventurous. I’ll have to try harder :-)

    Is that first pic of Petra, in Jordan?

    Thanks for posting,

    • Shelley Munro

      Hi Virginia,

      Yes, that’s Petra in Jordan. It’s the view of the Treasury that you see in the Indiana Jones movie. the weird thing is that you walking inside expecting to see things and it’s totally empty and very plain. This view is incredible, though, and I imagined myself as Indiana :)

  5. Mary Kirkland

    For someone who says it’s their first time blogging, you did a great job. Love the pictures and all the places you guys have been to.

  6. Pearl

    Fascinating choices for adventures.

    • Shelley Munro

      Hi Pearl,

      We’ve been incredibly lucky with our traveling. I’ve put my foot down about camping though. I’m at an age where I prefer a comfy bed *grin*

  7. Mr Munro

    I thought this was my blog Shelley!

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