60,000 views and climbing

60,000 views and climbing

Before digital cameras and blogging, I would take photos, have them printed, look at them a few times (maybe) and put them away in a box in a closet somewhere. Now, since Graeme and I started this blog format just over a year ago, we have been able to share our daily adventures with thousands of people from all over the world (60,000 views and counting). It’s fun to let others see what we see through our camera lens and its fun to see what others see through their camera lens.

My next big trip is to Cuba (location). Graeme has been to Cuba three times and has blog entries for some of those outings (Holguin, Cuba, Swimming with Dolphins at Holguin, Jeep Safari at Holguin,  Ecotour at Cayo Coco. Snorkeling at Cayo Coco, Veradero) but this will be the first time for me.

When I speak to my 93 y.o. father about his travels to Cuba, he speaks highly of his trips to that island country; about how he ended up at a Cuban Worker’s picnic; and about how he had an enjoyable time meeting with and speaking with Fidel Castro. Then he goes on to speak of the interesting side-trips that he took while visiting there. I’m certainly not expecting to meet up with any important dignitaries during my vacation on the island. We will be staying in a modern resort: my father and mother stayed in tourist homes. I expect to see lots of things that have changed in  the past thirty or so years, but it will still be interesting to see some of the landscapes and urban surroundings that my father and mother visited some thirty or so years ago and, of course, thanks to the internet and this blog, I’m looking forward to sharing those experiences when I return both with my father and with the others who follow our on-line photo postings.

I don’t have a Cuban/Spanish phrase book but hopefully a Costa Rica/Spanish phrase book will keep me out of trouble :-).
Now back to my homework! I have lots of phrases to learn in the next few weeks. These little phrase books are really useful when traveling and there are lots of different ones available for almost any language imaginable. I purchased this “Costa/Rica Spanish Phrasebook” used since not too many things change with respect to languages.  Something to consider before any trip.  Not too expensive when purchased new and easy enough to obtain new or used from on-line sources such as EBay and Amazon.

Note: Costa Rica has been on my travel destination list for a couple of years so I do expect to use the phrasebook there someday as well as in Cuba :-).

About Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron
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