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Brief outline of Daves Travels

Introduction

A very brief overview of Continents and Countries I’ve had the great pleasure of travelling to. Some of which I lived and worked in for for several years*.

Africa

I spent over three years living in South Africa. I stayed with my parents in Mpumalanga at their Boondocks estate situated between Barberton and Nelspruit.

Using that as a base I travelled extensively out into surrounding countries. I also visited Kruger Park on many occasions.

The other African highlights were the Pyramids in Egypt and Victoria Falls (on the Zambezi River) in Zimbabwe / Zambia.

  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa*
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Asia

This was all mainly part of one long (year plus) trip in 1998/9 when I was still attached to FontWorks and working part time remotely (an early Digital Nomad.) The primary country was India which I circumnavigated.

Highlights include the Annapurna Trek in Nepal and spending three days in the Thar Desert. Oh and yes, I did go to the Taj Mahal.

  • Bangladesh
  • India*
    States: Andhra Pradesh, Delhi (NCT), Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal.
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

Australia

My Sister and her family (Husband & Son) lived in Melbourne for a few years. I visited for two weeks during the Christmas of 2000. Highlight… the penguins at Wilsons Promontory.

  • Australia
    States: Victoria.

Europe

Lived in Portugal (Alfama, Lisbon) for two glorious years and been across Western Europe many MANY times from backpacking & hitchhiking to staying in some pretty fancy 5 star places for business. Highlights include the amazing cities of Sintra in Portugal and Pompeii in Italy.

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • England*
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland* (Northern)
  • Ireland (Southern)
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands (Holland)
  • Portugal*
  • Scotland*
  • Switzerland
  • Wales

Middle East

Thanks to a friend I had a unique opportunity to see, travel and experience quite a bit of the ME. Highlights were the Old City sections of Damascus and Jerusalem. Also managed to see everything from the stunning lost city of Petra to Roman remains all over including Palmyra.

  • Bahrain
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Syria

North America

Went twice in the mid 90’s, primarily for business and then thanks to “the best boss ever” stay over time to go visit and play. Spent several days in New York, Chicago and San Francisco as well as quick visits to many others.

  • United States of America
    States: California, Illinois & New York.

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