Travel my way …. I would say travel any way. I have been travelling since 1971 – my first holiday abroad, 7 days in London and it became my kick-start. A very dodgy hotel, but who cared, I was 23.
Tripadvisor has told me that I have been to at least 278 places in 44 countries since then, but the truth is that I have been working my way through most of them.
I have lived abroad in Danmark, Canada, US, UK and Ireland … in total of 23 years.
So travel has been a big part of my everyday life at times. So what will I bring to this challenge …. my lovely singing blogging sister Jo@restlessjo has invited me to this fantastic “Travel Your Way” photography competition being hosted by Rhino Car Hire.
I love airports … after the security checks; I love to check out everything that they offers, a nice meal, window shopping at the serious designer outlets, people watching and just to let the world pass by. So I’m going to keep you on the ground … no take off with me, so sorry!!! My photo gallery is only going to contain photos from airports.
My favorite airport is Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup and it’s my airport … very efficient, super friendly, modern, smiley and helpful – not very cheap, but what airports are those days. As my blogging sister Ann-Christine call airports – an “inbetween” places. CPH is a great “inbetween”.
I fly always out of CPH, Copenhagen Airport – and I fly a couple of times per year both domestic (to Sweden) and international. I visit one of my best friend up in Stockholm a couple of times per year and I fly into, ARN – Stockholm Arlanda, not an airport that I feel at home at – I really try to be in and out so fast as possible.
Every year I visit my old home town Belfast the last weeks of November, to shop, visit friends and just enjoying being back. I fly to DUB – Dublin and take the airport bus up Belfast, it takes just around 2 hours. Dublin airport is very efficient on arrival, but to departure from there – a true nightmare, it is like walking back home – the concourses are endless.
Last year in July I did one of my most extended holiday ever – 27 days – and revisited some of my favorite destinations: Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria, Vancouver Island. And I had to change flights at YTO, Toronto Airport.
This year for my 65th birthday I traveled to NYC and with British Airways, the ticket I had won through one of BA Facebook competitions in 2011 and I was so lucky that I was able to use it this year. My first touchdown at LHR, London Heathrow’s terminal 5, which is a magical place … an small town in it’s own. Could have done the whole post about my hours I killed there, but I chose this decoration at a sushi restaurant.
And the best thing about traveling is to be able to board that 46min past every hour Öresund train back to Sweden and Landskrona.
Now we come to my five travelling buddies that I want to invite for this journey – they also can have a use of £1000 or a Sony NEX-3N Compact Camera System* worth £379!
So let’s get down to it.
SYLVIA, that is happily married .. with both homes in US and South Africa. That has taken me back and forward a couple of times through her posts and also on a Caribbean holiday.
ANN-CHRISTINE, that just love one hours drive from me and that I have spent some time with. She is the same “mad cow” with her camera as I’m with mine. We have been talking about doing Florence together next year.
MADHU, that lives so fare away from me – and that has a passion for both travel and photographing. She has taking me to the most exciting places and I enjoyed every post.
SUZANNE, that lives in UK and not fare from my old home town, Brighton and she has a true passion for the travel – she shares the history and the people she meets during her travel.
Then last, but not least – MICHAEL that lives in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Hong Kong. Michael spend his retirement with travel so often he get a chance and of course with a camera in his hand.
But you don’t have to be on my list here .. to join the completion, but the deadline is the 31st October. Just click HERE!!!!!!
Please preside to the gate immediately!! Come fly me …
“If God had really intended men to fly,
he’d make it easier to get to the airport.”