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Fishtails04's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 60 countries, posted 4,710 pictures and written 290 entries in 13 travel blogs
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Sligo (adopted hometown),
Ireland Flag of Ireland
Member Since
Mar 11, 2007

About Fishtails04

Teacher... I like the holiday allowance. But have also been a travel writer, travel agent, life model, chambermaid, sales assistant, bartender, waitress, store manager. traffic counter...
Favourite music
Lots... Irish traditional, Latin, blues, 80s, opera, 'world', folk...
In my mum's house
Favourite movie
Like Water for Chocolate, West Side Story, and Of Love and Shadows
English, Spanish, Irish, some Portuguese, some French
Favourite quote
"You are only young once but you can remain immature indefinitely" - Ogden Nash. "I have an insatiable greedinesse of seeing strange countries, which exercise is indeed the queene of all pleasures in the world." Tom Coryat, 1608.
Interests and hobbies
Travel, playing music, hiking/trekking, good food/wine/beer.
One thing I want to do before I die
There are far too many to limit to just one!
Favourite book
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
My friends describe me as
Depends which friends you ask!
The most amazing moment in my life so far
My first time scuba diving in the tropics, watching the first sun rise of a new year from a Japanese mountain top, getting trapped in a Tibetan village by an avalanche, being pecked by penguins in Antarctica, but best was reaching Everest Base Camp.

Recent Entries by Fishtails04

  • Issy Kul is a lake of many moods, changing,like myself, with the weather. After the drive through Shoestring Gorge, it came into sight and dazzled me, like a huge sapphire, its dee...

  • Relocating from Bishkek GH to Sakura GH was a good move as that was now home to the young Belgian girls I had met in Khorog a few weeks ago, now joined by their friend from h...

  • North to Bishkek - May 12, 2015

    The 10-hour drive from Arslanbob up to Bishkek in the north of the country, passes through spectacular mountain scenery and over a couple of stunning high passes. I had booke...

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