Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ORIENTAL OR ARABIAN: or just the Global Village

At last the Red Cardinal adventure has begun -
with a quick visit to Hong Kong: our first...
Across the magnificent harbour on the Star Ferry - obligatory..
A visit to the Ladies Markets - I bought a 'jade' bangle...
And learned I am hopeless at haggling..
Off to Dubai, flying across India for the first time:
Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building.
See it in the distance, below:
Our room overlooks the Dubai Creek, bustling with beautiful dhows...
Blogging on my husband's notebook is a little difficult...
I will save the fascinating detail of Dubai for blogs when I get back to Australia.
But for now, over and out and onward bound....
to Paris!!


  1. You made it! And now let the memories begin, soak it all up and enjoy the experience ... J

  2. Bonjour Patricia and welcome to our side of the world. It is very exciting to read your almost real time posts here - have a wonderful time in Paris. The sun is shinning with us and I trust it is in Paris too.

  3. I would love to explore these places, so look forward to hearing when you get back.

  4. It looks as though you have had a wonderful start to your journey!!! Bonjour to Paris, I hope that you have had croissants and chocolate for breakfast and are thoroughly enjoying yourself! xx

    1. Thank you English ladies. Paris is charming as always as we work through the museums fortified by croissants..

  5. Wow, how exciting! I've always wanted to visit Hong Kong. You still have so much to look forward to, hope you have a wonderful trip!

  6. Such excitement, Patricia! I'm glad the beginning of your adventure has been a success. I know from experience it's a bit of a pain to blog while on a trip, but it's worth it in the end because it's so nice to have it to read back over once you are home again.

  7. How exciting Patricia.
    Our weather here in Europe is good. I do hope it hold up for you in Paris.
    looking forward to reading all about your trip.. this in the meantime is great to be able to post from your tablet. big hugs val xxxx

  8. Hong Kong looks fascinating. I am also hopeless at haggling - which I have always blamed on working too long in retail, where the price is really the price, not a suggested starting place. You're off the Paris and my daughter got on the plane this morning at Charles de Gaulle to fly home - just missing each other.

  9. Hello Patricia,

    Well, here you are at last jet setting across the world. How exciting.

    So many adventures, new sights, sounds and tastes to be explored. This will be a trip of a lifetime. Enjoy!

  10. Looking forward to reading about your travels.
    Wendy in Thailand

  11. It all looks exciting so far... the jade bangle sounds particularly good ! Looking forward to hearing/reading more. Enjoy..... you really deserve it. jx

  12. Exciting to see, as I've never traveled to that part of the world. Save and enjoyable travels Mr and Mrs C!!!

  13. Hong Kong, Dubai - eager to read more of those places, since I´m never going to see them myself! Enjoy !

  14. What a wonderful start to trip Patricia, Bon Voyage. Cannot wait to her all about Paris. Shell - A Darlings Nest

  15. You are in the midst of an exciting adventure; making memories that will last the rest of your life. Enjoy each moment!

  16. It is so exciting, I'm pleased to get little peeks at where you are. As Sanda said, hope you enjoy each moment.


  17. Great that you can keep us posted like this, Patricia, though I sympathise about the notebook. I'm hopeless at haggling too. :-)

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