It's the final countdown

Garrynjan's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 6 countries, posted 1,088 pictures and written 50 entries in 3 travel blogs
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Omokoroa Tauranga,
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
Member Since
May 5, 2013

About Garrynjan

retired- out of retirement occassionally to work the shop at the Golf Resort (Fairview)
Favourite music
Favourite movie
Somewhere in time (Christopher Reeves), Marigold hotel .The Way, Martin Sheen.
Favourite quote
there is no such word as CAN'T
Interests and hobbies
sewing ,landscaping, decorating,cooking ,entertaining friends
One thing I want to do before I die
fall off my perch in Italy- preferably on Amalfi coast
Favourite book
Any travel book
My friends describe me as
The most amazing moment in my life so far
moments !!!- Italy , travelling the countryside, and their amazing coastal villages , centuries old, clinging to cliff edges. Corfu too, right up there with 'amazing. Portugal - too, a wonderful gritty country....great scenery and lovely people
Jan, married to Garry Carpenter for 36 years.8 Grandchildren.
5 in NZ and 3 with son  in Florida.
Since 2004 when we did a 31 day Trafalgar trip through Europe , we have travelled every year. Now with Todd and Talley living in Florida,for 6 months of every year we try to see as much as we can while
 enroute to stay in our Condo on their property.
Homeexchanges have made this very affordable.

Recent Entries by Garrynjan

  • It's the final countdown - Nov 25, 2015

    Reality has set in this morning , with an email from a work colleague at the Golf Resort at home, asking what date I can start on December roster!!! Crunch time, and with 3 homexchanges already ...

  • These kind words from middle Grandchild (Sophia) as the family felt sorry for us having no air conditioning. How did those early pioneers manage?.......there was no air -con in Florida until the ...

  • 50 shades of green - Sep 23, 2015

    Costa Rica...... Our 5 hour bus journey San Jose to the East coast, began at noon after purchasing our 2nd lot of tickets, due to the previous 2 being lost when my backpack was stolen....... ...

Travel Blogs by Garrynjan

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