travel musings

Why I’ve Given Up Counting Countries

This weekend, I'm off to Ireland - my 30th country! Or maybe my 33rd. Or maybe even my 28th. Who knows? And who, in fact, cares? I've always enjoyed counting countries, but not as a ticking off exercise or to be self-congratulatory; more just to keep track of where I've been and celebrate what I… Continue reading Why I’ve Given Up Counting Countries

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travel musings

Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective

As usual, I was on Google Maps. I was actually doing research, rather than doing my regular antic of perusing a country I've never heard of hours after starting off on a restaurant a mile away from my house. You know when people fall down the YouTube rabbit hole? Me, I fall down the Google… Continue reading Google Maps From Above: The World From A New Perspective