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I have travelled to quite a few places so some people might class me as a bit of a travel expert!
I'm not a 'million air-mile' type person, but I've seen quite a bit of the world. Mind you, looking at the world map below, there are still large areas of it I've not seen.
I'll start off with the UK (or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). That's where I'm from you see! As you might imagine, I've seen a lot of this country.
I live in Newcastle upon Tyne but I'm from a beautiful little city called Durham in a great part of England - the North East. There's a quote from the famous international author Bill Bryson about Durham in his book Notes from a Small Island that just about sums it up:
"I got off at Durham... and fell in love with it instantly in a serious way. Why, it's wonderful - a perfect little city.... If you have never been to Durham, go there at once. Take my car. It's wonderful."
He goes on to say,
"Durham, I have come to realise, has a capacity to astound out of all proportion to its size. I don't know any place that manages to be more intimate and infinite at once."
Bill Bryson, international author
I'm also a fan of the gorgeous Lake District. I've been to lots of places in Scotland (family holidays), Bangor in Wales (to see a friend from University), Belfast in Northern Ireland (for a conference), Bath, Oxford, London and many other places in England (for visits or holidays). I've lived in Chislehurst in Kent, Edinburgh, Malvern in Worcestershire, Leicester, Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire (all for various jobs).
Other places I've been to include
For currencies and more about exchange rate conversions for each of these countries, please feel free to view the rest of my site.
I did an inter-rail trip in 1997 (I've put the route below with some memories of each place)
I've also travelled to Italy (skiing with friends) and to South Africa (once for a friend's wedding and a different time for a road trip from Pretoria to Cape Town and a beach holiday to welcome in the year 2000). For someone from England it is strange having a hot, bright Christmas and New Year.
I've also been to the United States. One trip was where I was invited for a job interview to a company with two different sites, one in Cincinnati, Ohio and the other in Beverly Hills, California. It was an interesting trip and the people interviewing me were good hosts. Unfortunately, I didn't get the job! Incidentally, this was the hottest place I've ever been (a suit-creasing 43.9C / 111F) in Beverly Hills.
Well, that's all about me
for the time being. However, please continue to browse my website for
more about exchange rate conversions, travel money and all the different
foreign currencies. I update the site when I can, but feel free to contact me and I'll respond as best I can.
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