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Romania Aug 1999 — chasing the eclipse

Romania Aug 1999 — chasing the eclipse

David, his mother (Liz), uncle (Giles) and I went to Romania in August 1999 to watch the total solar eclipse (August 11th). We stayed at a convent near Rimnicu-Vilcea, the point of greatest eclipse and watched the exclipse from the hills above. As it was about to happen we could see the priest hurrying all the nuns inside. We also visited Vlad Dracula’s ‘official’ and ‘real’ castle and stayed a few days high in the mountains. There we had a…

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Visiting Amanda in Japan — reminiscing

Visiting Amanda in Japan — reminiscing

David and I went to see Amanda in Japan when she was working as an English teacher in Tokyo. We spent a day back in Urasa and IUJ to see all our old haunts. We also took a day trip to Nikkō National Park. We stopped off in Malaysia on the way back. Back to list of Holidays with David

Tenerife 1993 — recuperating

Tenerife 1993 — recuperating

In November 1993, after David’s illness we took a weeks holiday in Tenerife. We hired a car and explored the island. Paisaje Lunar, the moonscape along the 500 year old Chasna Trail was fantastic. We had lunch at Vilaflor before we set out. The path was a bit dodgy in places. We also visited Teide National Park which includes an enormous volcanic crater 48 km in circumference. We did not go to the top of the mountain as there was…

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