Before the year closes out, I wanted to combine a number of videos and photos that I collected during this year’s travels. The selection includes a life-changing trip to Iran, first-timers to Korea and Hungary, and regular mainstays in Germany, Austria and China.
These travels entailed detailed planning and visits to friends and family. While most of the visits were with those who follow or are aware of my intrepid travels, fresh new friends taught me bout the hardships and endurance needed to survive the complicated political and economic world we live in. Shared laughter helped to offset an arduous year and to renew hope for the future.
I hope you will enjoy this quirky video. I’ve culled material from travels this past year, based on Barbara Streisand’s moving song, “Imagine/What a Wonderful World”, from her album “Walls”. Let’s hope that we can resist building walls and find ways to build trust and friendship instead.
Here’s the video:
The video includes clips from Shiraz, Persepolis, Isfahan, Yasd, and Tehran in Iran, as well as a few from Seoul, Korea. There are clips from my month-long sojourn at the Goethe Institute in Munich, Germany. Featured friends include Lisa from New York City, Alberto and Miki from Crema/Elba/San Diego (our fellow travelers to Hungary and Austria), Helena from Lucerne/Wallins in Switzerland, and former student Xiao Lin and his wife Susan, who live in Guangzhou.
If you are interested in reading more about Iran, you can find the blog posts from April 2018.
I’m still debating about whether I will extend the blog into 2019. Traveling to Italy with daughter Melissa starting on New Year’s Day may help to inspire me to continue, so stay tuned if you are interested. We are also planning to go to the Caucasus in April (can you guess which three countries?)
Have an overwhelmingly, delightfully unexpected, fruitful, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
6 thoughts on “WRING OUT THE OLD”
Brilliant, thanks, watched the video with the volume up to the max. Love your travels. Hugs to you both, David C. & Emilie
Nice to hear from you! Hoping you’ll be in our area soon so we can see more of you!!
Wonderful collection! Thank you for making us apart of your travels and story. Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2019.
Happy New Year!
On Mon, Dec 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM Travels with Myself and Others wrote:
> VickieVictoria posted: “Before the year closes out, I wanted to combine a > number of videos and photos that I collected during this year’s travels. > The selection includes a life-changing trip to Iran, first-timers to Korea > and Hungary, and regular mainstays in Germany, Austria an” >
Hope to see you every year, on one coast or the other. Let us know when you come out our way!!
Loved your video, Vickie. It was fabulous – certainly creative, artistic, and well expressed while tying Barbra Streisand’s lyrics in her two wonderful songs with your superb photography. The photos of the two darling little girls were stunning and captivating. Loved seeing your diverse travels. I know you are having a ball and enjoying your retirement! Glad to see Melissa will be joining you too. Aloha, and the best in the New Year to all. From sister Frances Chin.
Thanks Fran. It was a pleasure to create the video, as it reminded me of all the unique individuals we met. Hope you are enjoying your cruises and the people you meet too!