There are few countries where I do not have friends and former students. They make travel so much more interesting and pleasant. In 1976 I celebrated America's Bicentennial in Brazil, Tanzania, Israel and Greece; in 1985, my work at Hawaii Pacific College took me on a trip around the world; and in 1998 I spent three weeks in Thailand where I discovered Chiang Mai, a beautiful city in the north at the foot of towering green mountains. It reminded me of the Hawaiian Islands. In 2005 I took a 5 star cruise through Scandinavia to St. Petersburg, Russia, and in 2007 I visited Chile then cruised up South America to Acapulco.  In 2009, I cruised around South America's Cape from Santiago to Buenos Aires then took a bus over the Andes on my 67th birthday.  In 2012, I spent five weeks in South East Asia visiting Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia, where I had a joyous reunion with my college students from Hawaii Pacific College.  I have a million stories about nearly any place you can name-- being robbed in Cairo, reaching the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, riding down from the Christ statue in Rio at night in a taxi with no headlights... and, of course, hundreds of tales of my life in Mexico.  When I'm old sitting on the front porch of the retirement home I'll have so many good memories to keep me happy. That may be many years ahead though. My grandmother was one month shy of 105 when she died.  Guess that makes me middle aged. 
Here are some photos from my safaris.

   

2009 Cruise Around the Horn of South America on the Norwegian Sun


Bill, Richard, Chuck and Enrique

Mount Osorno in Chile

Monument to Magellan, Puerto Montt

Chilean Glacier

The Mighty Andes

Around the tip of South America

Penguins in the Falkland Islands

Gosh!  The beach is so crowded today.
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Bill with friend in Montevideo, Uruguay

Bill with his tango partner
 

Dancers at a sidewalk cafe in Buenos Aires

Eva Peron's Tomb, Buenos Aires
2007 Cruise from Chile to Mexico aboard the Golden Princess

The Golden Princess

Gaucho friend in Chile

King Kong got me in Panama

Cathedral in Lima, Peru

Church in Arica, Chile

Volcano at Pucon, Chile

Huatulco, Mexico, in Oaxaca State

Rock designs in Arica desert

Resting aboard the Golden Princess
2005 Cruise to Scandinavia and Russia aboard the Rotterdam IV

Rotterdam IV    

Aboard the Rotterdam

In Estonia

A church in St. Petersburg

An evening at the Yusupov Palace
in St. Petersburg

The fountains of Peterholf Palace

Beautiful Stockholm, Sweden

Helsinki, Finland, cathedral

The canals of Amsterdam

Bill with Hans Christian Anderson

The real Kon Tiki raft in Oslo, Norway


Who doesn't love Paris?
Where in the world have I been all this time?

With my students in Tanzania
Peace Corps -1965-1967

Atop Mt. Kilimanjaro, 1966

Bearded Bill with Wini, Samson and his family - on return to Tanzania 1976
     

    Banff, Canada

Jakarta, Indonesia

Monte Alban, Mexico

Florence, Italy

 


Rome, Italy


London, England

Giza, Egypt

Swept off my feet by an elephant
in Thailand


Temple Steps in Thailand

 


Temple in Penang, Malaysia


Students sharing Christmas with Alexis, my niece and me in  Honolulu

With a friend at Waikiki Beach, Hawaii


View from atop St. Peter's, Rome


Strolling with Dell friends in Ginza, Japan

Limerick Castle, Ireland

 
Observatory at Chitzen Itza, Mexico

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