Author Archives: Agingadventurer

About Agingadventurer

I have now visited over 100 Countries and hope to add at least 5 every year.

Anticipating Antarctica

I leave a week from tomorrow! My seventh continent has awaited my arrival for years and the excitement is almost overwhelming. I am nervous that there will be a delay in my flights, a government shutdown or an onset of … Continue reading

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My Venezuela Story by Molly Gavin (guest writer and my daughter)

Many of us are currently glued to the news whether it be TV, social media or news sources to find out what is happening in Caracas, Venezuela where the people have long been suffering through a true economic and social … Continue reading

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Eating as an Epicurean

My recent visit to Lima, Peru to see my daughter was a delight to say the least.  She scheduled at least one meal a day at an incredible restaurant….some little holes in the wall, others where I was definitely under-dressed.  … Continue reading

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Bolivia or Bust?

Well, I’m not going to die trying but I feel like I gave it my all and it didn’t happen. It took two attempts to get the visa as I sent in a copy that wasn’t totally complete. That only … Continue reading

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2018 Additions to my Country Count

This year’s 5 “new” countries need a few asterisks because I counted two of them before as I had either spent time in the airport or somehow passed the border without getting a stamp in my passport. It was 50 … Continue reading

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More Misadventures

Even though most of my travels are free from serious hassles I occasionally get caught in one of those quagmires that threaten to ruin one’s trip.  My return flight from Dakar was scheduled for 11PM and check out time from the … Continue reading

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The Scene in Senegal

What drew me to Senegal was its reputation as the colorful and musical soul of Western Africa. First, a disclaimer, apparently the music and dancing begin around midnight, an hour I rarely experience outside of dreamland. So I cannot speak … Continue reading

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