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Fishtails04's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 62 countries, posted 5,057 pictures and written 312 entries in 14 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

  • Not only had Helen and Al housed, fed, watered, and entertained me all weekend, I was packed off on Monday in their wee yellow car, Freddy, to explore the North Island, with a ...

  • Thawing in Queensland - Jun 24, 2016

    It's wet, cold and miserable both in Tarneit and Geelong right now. So the joy of stepping out of Cairns airport and, in Karen's car femoving thermal vest and woolly jumper, and also swapping boots...

  • R & R on The Island - Apr 29, 2016

    My shoulder struggled a little with the long,rickety drive back to Dili and the rain lashed as we continued so we entered a city of grey skies and drove along a washed- out w...

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