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My Travelogue (AndyPo)

Updated on December 12, 2014

My Worldwide Travel Diary: Europe to Africa, Asia, USA, India... etc.

By "popular demand" (well it was a suggestion by the wonderful and prolific lensmaster JaguarJulie) here is a chronological index of my rather extensive world travels: After a very slow start at the age of about twenty, when I first ventured away from the little cluster of islands on which I live (Great Britain) I have never looked back and have tried to go on "The Holiday of a Lifetime" at least twice a year: Africa, Asia, The Americas, Europe... My job as a travelling consultant physicist (and semi-professional wildlife photographer) also took me to some interesting places...

The 1980s: Just Getting Started

The "Inter-rail" (Europe)



Mostly Europe

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The 1980s: France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, Holland, Turkey...

San Gimignano a beautiful village in Tuscany, Italy

1987: "The Interrail": Travelling by train (and sleeping on trains) all over Europe on a cheap travel pass

1987: "Oxford", England (Back to University)

1988: "The Interrail" Again!

1989: Greek Island Hopping: Sun, Sea and ... err. Snorkeling

1989: Northampton, England: Mmmm Exciting

1989: Istanbul, Turkey

Pisa, Italy

Pisa, Italy
Pisa, Italy

1990 to 1993: Egypt, France, USA, Thailand, Sweden, Eastern Europe...

1990 to 1993: Egypt, Sweden, Thailand...

Giza, Cairo, Egypt, 1991 and 2006

1991: Egypt

1991: Bristol, UK

1991: Paris, France

1992: Thailand

1993: Stockholm, Sweden (I lived and worked in Stockholm and travelled around Skandinavia from there)

1993: Cornwall, England



The Mid 1990s: Eastern Europe, USA, Cyprus...

1994 to 1996: Eastern Europe, USA, Cyprus, Italy Tunisia

My Midlife crisis (Ferrari 308) on tour in France: The Loire Valley and the Le Mans 24 Hour Race

1994: Prague, Budapest, Pilsen

1994: Moved to Kew Gardens in West London

1994: California, USA (one of many trips. Working for a Silicon Valley company)

1994: Cyprus

1995: France

1995: Spain

1995: Glastonbury Festival

1995: Le Mans 24 Hour Race in France

1995: Working in India (and also managed a bit of travel)

1996: Dundee, Scotland

1996 (approx): Singapore and Malaysia

1996: Stockholm

1996: Italy

1996: Tunisia, North Africa

Tunisian Guidebooks

Kew Gardens, West London

Kew Gardens, West London
Kew Gardens, West London

The Late 1990s

The Late 1990s: Africa, Eastern Europe, Scotland, Indonesia...

Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta in Botswana, Southern Africa, 1999

1997: Cornwall, UK

1997: USA

1997: Indonesia: Komodo Dragons

1997: Indonesia: Bali

1997: Peru, The Inca Trail

1998: Eastern Europe

1999: Botswana, Southern Africa

1999: Prague

1999: Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia Southern Africa

1999: Edinburgh, Scotland

2000 to 2002: Mexico, Italy, Cuba, Africa, Scotland

2000 to 2002: Mexico, Russia, Australia...

Palenque, Mexico
Palenque, Mexico

Palenque, Mexico, 2000

2000: Cornwall, UK

2000: Pyramids of Mexico

2000: Moscow, Russia

2001: Venice, Italy

2001: Australia: Sydney, Ayres Rock, Darwin, Kakadu

2001: Cuba

2002: Brussels, Belgium

2002: Moscow

2002: Namibia, Africa in a Jeep

2002: Somerset in a Ferrari

2002: Scotland in an AlfaRomeo Spider

2002: France in a Ferrari

2002: Paris, France

2002: Rome, Italy

2002 to 2004: India, Wales

2002 to 2004: India, Wales, Brazil

Taj Mahal, Agra, India, 2004

2003: Bath, UK

2003: Switzerland

2003: Italy

2003: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2003: Iguacu Waterfalls, Brazil and Argentina

2003: Amazon River and Jungle, Brazil

2003: Salvador Carnival City, Brazil


2004: Twickenham and St Margarets, London

2004: Wales

2004: New Forest, South England

2004: Isle of Wight, South England

2004: Italian Lakes

2004: Paris

2004: Brighton, England

2004: Rajasthan, India

2005 to 2006: Potugal, Moscow, Canada, Egypt...

Grizzly Bear, Vancouver, Canada, 2005

2005: Lisbon, Portugal

2005: France, Switzerland.. etc

2005: Moscow

2005: Canada

2006: Egypt, North Africa

2006: Cornwall, UK

2006: Borneo, Malaysia

2006: Florence

2006: Portofino, Italy

2006: Venice, Italy

2007 to 2009: Gibraltar, USA, Estonia, Morocco, Tuscany, Poland...

Me in Gibraltar, 2007

2007: Lake District, England

2007: Italy (Living, briefly, back in Italy)

2007: China

2007: Gibraltar

2008: USA

2008: Tallinn, Estonia

2008: Marrakech, Morocco

2009: Moscow, Russia

2009: Tuscany, Italy

2009: Krakow, Poland

2009: The West Country, England

2010 to 2013: The baby years - After the birth of my son in 2010 and daughter in 2012

The Louvre Paris France
The Louvre Paris France

Travel has become more restricted, but every bit as fun, since the arrival of our son in 2010. More planning is required and self-catering apartments in one location, seem to be preferable to random hotels a day or two at a time...

2010: Derbyshire, U.K.

2010: Woodstock, U.K.

2011: Hampshire, U.K.

2011: Berkshire, U.K.

2011: Nice, France

2011: Oxford, U.K.

2012: Paris, France

2012: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona: La Sagrada Família (Gaudi Cathedral)

Barcelona: La Sagrada Família (Gaudi Cathedral)
Barcelona: La Sagrada Família (Gaudi Cathedral)



Postcards and Photo Gifts from My Travel

Here is my Zazzle Gallery (Gifts Ideas):

Here are few examples:


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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Stuck holding down the fort right now but when I am free I'll be following some of the routes you took here. I may be calling on you for some travel advice. (I hope you are not inundated with questions .. it could get hectic.) Blessings, friend.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      wow you visited Pisa? i would love to go to Italy someday! cheers

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      @The-Bard: Kew Green would be great. I haven't been there for a while and I'd love to have a play with the Fuji and catch up with your recent exploits too. I am around for most of April.

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      The-Bard 6 years ago

      @Andy-Po: We sure will, and I'll bring the Fuji for you to cast your expert eye over. I think sometime in April is a fine time if you are free. Is it back to "The Lass of Richmond Hill"? Or maybe a pub on Kew Green? A very Georgian photogenic place.

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      Andy 6 years ago from London, England

      @The-Bard: Yes. Unfortunately I haven't yet been to the Philippines, but it is high on my list. I would love to come to visit you there some time soon. I'm certainly up for it. Perhaps we will meet in a pub in RIchmond some time sooner though.

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      The-Bard 6 years ago

      Well this is all very impressive Andy, but you haven't mentioned the Philippines and the 7,100 islands it encompasses. There are no direct flights from the UK, but I know that will not stop you. So I am inviting you to visit me in the Philippines. Experience the hospitality and bring your backback fully provisioned and camera gizmos. You'll need time and energy. You'll be in for a rocky ride. Are you up for it? Be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I especially love that first picture of you!

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      Andy 7 years ago from London, England

      @BarbRad: Thanks very much and good point about the missing labels. I have added labels to all of the big photos now.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Great pictures, but I wish you had labeled the unframed ones. When I want to read a non-financial lens by you, I know where to browse now. Looks like those links go to a lot of great lenses.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      My offer to be your camera bearer still stands! Great travel lensography. I envy you. 5*

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      So fortunate for you to be able to travel to all these fastenating places.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I am so glad that you made this fantastic lens of your travels. Amazing! Thank you and blessed!

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      AlisonMeacham 7 years ago

      What an amazing journey! Squid Angel Blessings to you for your excellent contribution to Squidoo.

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      tclough 7 years ago

      You have had some amazing Travel adventures Andy. Thank you for sharing with us.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Hey Andy! Wow, you are amazing! You know I think it would be really cool to be able to do a detailed, chronologically numbered Google map to show the travels in one place -- our friends Marty and Joy have a huge world map in their hope with different colored pins -- to show independent travels along with joint travels. This is great! And, you know what -- I think we've got a culture picture just like yours, well except it feature one of us! ;)