There are places I'll remember

All my life, tho' some have changed... (1)

Canadian flag Mexican flag Canada and Mexico with my parents when I was a kid.

Europe and a taste of North Africa in the summer of '77, the quintessential teenage traveller with a backpack and a rail pass.

Netherlands flag The Netherlands.

French flag France.

Spanish flag Spain.

Moroccan flag Morocco.

United Kingdom flag The UK; England and Scotland.

The Windward Islands of the Caribbean, Oct. - Nov. '82.

French flag Martinique, an Overseas Department of France.

Saint Lucia's flag Saint Lucia.

Saint Vincent's flag Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

King Neptune September, 1985?   Need to check the dates.   Sailed from Hanalei, Kauai'i, Hawai'i to Ventura, California on a friend's wooden ketch, Saltflower.

Australian flag Australia, March '87.

Four Chinas and an introduction to Indochina, Feb. - Mar. '93.

Taiwanese flag Taiwan, Republic of China.

Hong Kong's old flag Hong Kong, at the time a colony of the UK, Hong Kong's new flag now a Special Administrative Region of the PRC.

Portugese flag Macau, at the time a colony of Portugal, Macau's new flag now a Special Administrative Region of the PRC.

Chinese flag The People's Republic of China.

Thai flag Thailand.

BTW, anyone with an interest in Asian languages and culture, or Asian-American culture, might enjoy looking at the Asian American Curriculum Project.

King Neptune From September 1996 to October 1997 a 13000-mile eastern Pacific sailing trip.

Indian Flag May 2002, Bangalore and a side trip to Mysore, India.

UK Flag August 2002, London and Oxford, England.

UK Flag August 2004, Sandwich, Kent, England.

What's next? We'll see.

"Get out the map!
Get out the map and lay your finger anywhere down.
We'll leave the figuring to those we pass on the way out of town. (2)

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(1) The opening quote is copyrighted material © 1965 Northern Songs Limited, from the song "In My Life" by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Used here with thanks but without permission.

(2) The closing quote is copyrighted material © 1997 EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. and Godhap Music (BMI), from the song "Get Out the Map" by Emily Saliers. Used here with thanks but without permission.