Saturday Six #97 on Monday

Saturday Six 97Yes, it’s Saturday Six on a Monday, my blog, my rules! I am back from London, the week was fast and fabulous. Wish I had more time to wander around because the weather was beautiful, but I was there for work, so that is what I did. I can tell you it has left me with a hankering for a return visit which I think we are going to try to work in towards the end of 2012.

Had plenty of blog reading time as after I got through evening work emails and spent several hours each night hitting the RSS feed. It never disappears completely, but it is a way to keep busy when you can’t sleep due to jetlag! So here are last week’s picks.

[1] This image from Stuck in Customs of London’s Times Square, also known as Piccadilly Circus, just stuns me. I saw the photo on Saturday evening after just passed the exact spot earlier in the day. I went back on Sunday to see the exact angle that this photo was taken and if I could replicate it in any way. And not in my lifetime! But it is amazing, check it out!

[2] A couple of weeks ago (Saturday Six #95, see #4) Sara of Sara in Le Petit Village posted about the differences between the USA and France. She has now turned the tables in a post on why France is better than the USA. Got to love that she is fair right?

[3] Spencer of The Traveling Philospher wrote a really great piece on experiential travel and what the different approaches between being a traveler and a tourist. I think there are times when I am one more than the other, but I definitely lean towards the traveler, which doesn’t mean that I also don’t love being just a plain old tourist from time to time! Confused, read Spencer’s post to shed more light.

[4] One of items on the Mr. and Mrs. Misadventures bucket list is a trip to Kruger Park in South Africa. It is a big time and financial commitment and something that we would really love to do someday, especially to see the wildlife there, particularly the big five. I was reminded of that this week by a trip report from Pause the Moment who seemed to have the perfect African safari in three days time!

[5] Pining for Paris is something I am intimately familiar with! It is just something we francophiles who live outside of Paris think about and lament over. This past week it was Amy of God I Love Paris’s turn to remind us of things she misses about Paris.

[6] I watched The Monkees (the re-runs and marathons) on TV when I was a child and absolutely adored them. My favorite was Davy Jones and I was really bummed with the news of his passing. The post discussing the impact of this news from Humble Little Cafe really touched me and I wanted to share it with you.

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That’s it for this week!

How about you? Have any good posts you discovered in your blogosphere journeys that you want to share? How do you discover new blogs?

Comments

  1. Hey Andi! Thanks so much for featuring my Kruger National Park article. I really appreciate it!

  2. Thanks for featuring me again Andi. You’ve made my week :)

  3. @Sara Louise, my pleasure. Great posts – both of them!

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