Playing Tourist Guide

May 20, 2013

Tour bus at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes pn the Sea of Galilee

Tour bus at the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Fishes at the Sea of Galilee

Whew, are you feeling like a pilgrim yet?  I feel like one of those tour guides holding a flag or a pink umbrella, pulling you along the various highpoints of my April journey.  I hope that you are not groaning and saying, not another one of Rosemary’s slideshows!

When friends and colleagues asked me, upon my return, what was your favorite part of the trip, I couldn’t name one thing.  How do you compare walking a coastal path in Iceland with visiting Kafr Kama, or the souk in Akko to the one in Old City Jerusalem, or my sister’s backyard breakfast with a restaurant meal?  I’m not being coy when I can’t name a favorite experience.  I loved every minute and feel fortunate for the spectacular sights as well as the quieter ones.

For me, putting together these blog posts about my travels has been pure joy.  I get to re-live my trip again as I go through my photos and travel journal, trying to put together a narrative that shows you my impressions of the destinations I visited so recently.  I hope you will continue to bear with me.  I still want to blog about Amsterdam and France!

12 Responses to “Playing Tourist Guide”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Of course you can’t name a “favorite” experience, any more than I can choose a “favorite” photo from any given set.

    Now, if you’ll just give me time to get some water and go to the bathroom, I’ll be ready to roll again. 😉

  2. Deborah Weaver Says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and images. They link me with a world beyond my life and garden in Maple Valley. Please Keep Posting!

  3. Adrienne Says:

    onward and upward.

  4. Deb Says:

    I am absolutely enjoying this tour and looking forward to Amsterdam and France! No groaning going on here – only anticipation of what will come next 🙂

  5. Kristin Says:

    I am so enjoying reading of your adventures – I’m feeling inspired to travel to some farflung places myself.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thanks, Kristin. I’d love to hear about your adventures. I bet they might involve a bike or a boat?

  6. Chris Says:

    Yes, more please….it is like a virtual trip around the world…from the comfort of home! 🙂

  7. Margaret Says:

    I am hoping to have the luxury of seeing albums of your trip! We may have to try to make a quick trip home to see you before we take off.

  8. Elisa Says:

    I do not have the same emotional attachment or expressions that spring forth about travel images, I tend to feel flat about them. I DO like seeing your experiences and through your eyes. I am reading, I am just taking it in as we walk along.

  9. Ouri Says:

    Keep up the travel blogging. I am learning so much through your lens, literally & figuratively!

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you for the encouragement. My next big task will be learning how to blog from the road using my iPad. For some reason, this is not as easy as you would think it could be!

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