A day trip to Valparaiso

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I have traveled to 99 countries, posted 10,873 pictures and written 263 entries in 52 travel blogs
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Oct 2, 2009

About Bumihills

We are both retired educators.
Favourite music
Mostly classic rock
Favourite movie
Lawrence of Arabia (my husband's)
Spanish - but haltingly.
Interests and hobbies
Travel, art, reading, golf, photography (not necessarily in that order)
One thing I want to do before I die
See as many places in the world as possible.
My friends describe me as
Shy but adventurous.
The most amazing moment in my life so far
Way too many to pinpoint!
We love to travel as you can see. We have been doing so for nearly 40 years, first on camping trips to the National Parks of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii; then into Canada and Mexico.  Then we started our international travels together in the early 1980's when we went on our first cruise through the Panama Canal.  Cruising, however, is not our favorite way to travel although since this time we have been on six more.   We love heading off independently on trips but in recent years, having gotten older and also traveling to more exotic locations,  have relied more on tours with our favorite tour companies: Overseas Adventure Travel and Gate 1 Travel.   We have managed to cross the globe many times having traveled to just under 100  countries and to every continent.   However, most of our blogs and pictures only go back as far as digital photography.  Before that we took thousands of slides, mostly in Europe but also in China, Japan,  Southeast Asia and the lands touched by our Panama cruise.  We really wish we would have been able to include these in our travel blogs but to do so would take some serious scanning and uploading which, as you will note, we've done only a bit of.

Besides travel we love reading about history and the different cultures of the world.  This has added to our enjoyment of our travels immensely. My husband is an ardent artist as well and many of the places we have visited have inspired his art. You can check this out on his website at http://www.georgedillonstudio.com. We also sell many of our photos on  istockphoto at  http://www.istockphoto.com.portfolio/judydillon#18fb6886
and at bigstockphoto.com, (click on advanced search and type in the word bumihills in the submitter box then click search).  Please visit these!  And, if you have any questions about any of these destinations, feel free to email us and I will get back to you as soon as I we unpack!

Recent Entries by Bumihills

  • A day trip to Valparaiso - Nov 7, 2016

    Today we set off for a full-day tour of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Chile's largest seaport. It is also the most cosmopolitan city of the country. The city is a mixture of old ...

  • Exploring Thessaloniki - Mar 28, 2016

    We decided to arrive a day earlier than our group as the flight into Thessaloniki arrived in the evening. We figured we needed an extra day to deal with jet lag and also to spend some extra hours o...

  • Vilnius, Lithuania was our next stop of two nights. Although the exact location of its original capital city has been lost to time, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the first established state in ...

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