Author Archives: Agingadventurer

About Agingadventurer

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

Revisiting the Past

Approximately 45 years ago my parents purchased a home in Ajijic, Mexico in order to spend the winter in a much nicer climate than Minnesota. Three of my youngest siblings who were still in elementary school joined them.  The rest … Continue reading

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Pollution and Priuses

I always check ahead of time on best ways (cheapest)to get to the city from the airport and discovered that Ulaanbaatar had both regular taxis and entrepreneurial drivers with prices  anywhere from $8 to $20.  I was bombarded with offers … Continue reading

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Who the Hell Goes to Mongolia?

I was talking about my latest trip and overheard someone utter that statement.  An interesting thought even to Mongolians who now list tourism as their third most important industry after agriculture and mining. Most of  these travelers are from China, … Continue reading

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Expensive Amusements in Iceland

While Iceland is cold in the winter, it’s also one of the hottest tourist destinations.  In fact, Conde Naste Magazine suggests that you might want to wait, especially when the number of tourists in 2017 was more than six times the … Continue reading

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Snow Shoes, Gripons and Crampons

Iceland is proud of their fables and folklore including the tale of how Iceland and Greenland were inaptly named.  But to be clear, Iceland in winter has plenty of ice and snow covering its wonderland.     Thankfully I toured … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Devils and Delights

Those poor little devils are dying of cancer. Apparently it is transmitted to others probably through biting (they are ferocious) and it can kill them in about a year’s time. Authorities are trying to breed them in captivity to save … Continue reading

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2 out of 5 countries this year didn’t have McDonalds!

An update on my five new countries visited in 2017: only 2 of them did not have a McDonald’s ! (Maldives and Haiti) I was surprised to discover that Cuba has one on the Guantanamo Base which is open only to … Continue reading

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