In a place far away from your norms, you have a chance to forget yourself; to assume your ignorance before another's; to be humbled. and to gently assume the bus driver won't take you over the edge of this narrow mountain road.

#writing #travel

Happy Sunday Mastodon

Work on the 3rd volume of Kintsugi is going well.

We are still accepting articles. If you would like to feature get in touch.

If you would like to read past editions, they are available at

We accepts a huge variety of themes. If you have questions, let me know.


Oh, are we redoing #introductions now?

Hi there, Fediverse! Name (as you might have guessed) is Dave (or David; I use both equally). 55 cishet male from Long Island, NY. Into #filk (hence the handle), #ScienceFiction, #travel, #guitar, and #HamRadio. I work out regularly at #OrangeTheoryFitness, which kicks my ass but I need to do it. I also like #hiking but I don't get to nearly enough, and my favorite place is the #beach.

I speak enough #French and #German to be dangerous.

Got new hard shell suitcases for our trip to Japan. Now applying stickers so we can tell our suitcases from all the identical suitcases.

Me: Satanic Temple?
Em: No. If we ever go to the US, Christians will lose our luggage.
Me: "Anthill Inside"? It's even appropriate for luggage!
Em: They'll think we have live animals.
Me: "Acme Laboratories"?
Em: Dangerous chemicals.
Me: I guess "This Machine Kills Demons" is right out. They'll think we're Islamic terrorists.
Em: Yup.

#travel #bsxp

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I would like to announce the new !travel group to the !fediverse !fedgroups 

I've been neglecting #mastodon. Who should I #follow this #ff?

I'm interested in #rust, #Esperanto, #conlangs, #gay stuff, #travel, #programming #languages, #technology. Also I live in #Iceland. (But may move to #Seattle or #Portland next year.)

Norway: Business meeting/conference service with sea eagle safari where the eagles almost eat out of your hand... (the eagles actually follow the boat, so it is not like it only lasts for a few moments).

In season, you may also observe the northern lights phenomenon "Aurora borealis", and even sleep on deck looking up at the spectacular sky above you if you like.

- Provided by #Hurtigruten , Norway's proud coastal cruise ship service ( .

(PS. This is originally taken from a newspaper advertisement by Hurtigruten, which I am NOT affiliated with. I post it because it is both a very special, spectacular and relatively unknown business service.)

#business #personal #travel #nature
#northernlights #auroraborealis
#scandinavia #norway #bucketlist

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Previous photo in context.
Shot from Mt Ainslie, in Canberra, looking down across the War Memorial, Old and New Parliament Houses.

#Travel #Photography

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The Australian Capital, Canberra.

In the foreground, The National War Memorial.

Just across the lake, the Old Parliament House.

and beyond that, "New" Parliament House.

#Photography #Travel

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Sunset in Vanuatu about 3 years ago when I was flown over there to shoot a wedding.

#Photography #Travel #Vanuatu #SouthPacific

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Been thinking about reworking my itinerary for my year. Right now it's Spain, Argentina, New Zealand, Germany, Canada. Any recommendations for countries with a strong and movement that I should be visiting? Preferably with Spanish and/or English speakers?

4em jour de voyage en Belgique.
Une soirée à Westmale .

#photographie #photography #travel

Photographies sous licence créative Commons Attribution pas de modification pas d'utilisation commercial.

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Le tour de Belgique en stop continue sur le Instagram.

jour 3 : visite de Brugge puis direction Gand

#photography #travel #photographie #voyage

photo sous licence créative Commons Attribution pas de modification pas d'utilisation commercial

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Our trusty stead, out in the desert. We travelled 4768km on this trip and she never missed a beat.

Also successfully didn't hit any roos, emus or echidnas, and avoided all the galahs too.

#Photography #Travel #Astrophotography

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So I downloaded the track logs from the GPS in the car for our trip.

4,786km over 9 days (55hr 31min moving time).

It's quite a long way to drive, and this was only one small part of Australia.


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