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Posts tagged Traveling Abroad

Jam Jacksonville, Oregon USA, J VILLE TAVERN!

J VILLE TAVERN ~ JACKSONVILLE, OREGON Located in one of Oregon’s quaint old-fashioned country towns is where you’ll find J Ville Tavern. Between the forest and the surrounding mountains, you’ll find this lovely part of Oregon that every traveler should see…if you want a feel for them good ol’days in American History. Nice Jam host, nice working […]

ENGLAND Observations Part 1

My feelings about England…hmmm…it’s either a smaller version of America or America is a larger version of England (the latter more likely since they rode their boats over) but it’s about as close as you are going to get to our native states and language. Other than their historic buildings, a few cultural political correctness […]

MONTENEGRO Observations

If ever I was taken surprise by a country, I’d have to say MONTENEGRO (meaning Black Mountain) tops that list. I just could not believe how beautiful this place was. I knew very little about this low profile country except for a TV show I saw about a couple that moved from the USA to Montenegro […]

KOSOVO Observations

Most people have no idea where KOSOVO is on a map or what language is spoken or the history of that country. It’s complex, it’s tense and it’s poor by European standards with high unemployment, and still trying to recover from past conflicts….BUT, I have to say it has some of the most incredible Autumn Mountain Vistas I have […]

SLOVENIA Observations

BAM went the tire, dang it….a flat….and that is the first thing that happened the minute we arrived in Slovenia across the border from Zagreb, Croatia! HOWEVER along came Prince Charming and he not only stopped and fixed our tire but I even got a picture of him with my world traveling friend Kathy in her mandatory ‘road side’ glowing vest!! […]

Jam Zagreb, Croatia, ROUTE 66

ROUTE 66 ~ ZAGREB, CROATIA Centrally located in the heart of Beautiful Zagreb is the ROUTE 66 where you’ll find a nice big outdoor patio with trees and the inside bar area and an additional area with a stage and extra seating. I attended a sweet acoustic jam that had good attendance and accomplished musicians […]

JAPAN Observations

This is The First Part of a series of stories about Japan…I just could not get it all in one simple story because Japan is so wonderfully complex and beautiful and historic and and and… so I decided to share a few stories. Be patient as I try to break them down into parts for you to read! I […]

SINGAPORE Observations

The first thing people always remember when they hear the word SINGAPORE is that chewing gum is illegal! I can’t even count how many times I have heard that over the years but that city and country is soooo much more than that! It’s Big, it’s Clean, it’s Hustling and has a bit of a Las […]

ONE LOVE Passport – True Story in Letter Form

ONE LOVE Passport – is a true story (in letter format) about a lost and found Passport and how kindness unites people all over the world! *Please note…Two letters and names have been altered to protect the innocent! Dear Ms Harmonica, My name is S, and I’m writing you this email on behalf of my parents T & […]

MACEDONIA Observations

Straight from the border of Greece, myself and my motorcycle driver and ‘Brit friend’ Mark, drove right into MACEDONIA with the color palette of fall beginning to glow before our eyes. An old Yugo-Citron 2CV Zastava zipped passed us rattling up a storm of dust as the driver gave us the stink eye as we […]

JAM Singapore, THE BARBER SHOP

THE BARBER SHOP  ~  SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE The Barber Shop is in a very nice location in-between Little India area and Chinatown Area and easy by taxi. Wonderful staff and Open Mic Jam Host and Jam Session House Band and Jam Host were super folks….a must do if you can come to Singapore. There is a menu […]

BALI Observations

The beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia kneels before the gods of survival, trade, and the tourism industry. It’s the place of millionaires and beggars, religions and demons, locals and expats, beach resorts and Ma & Pop shops. Each block brings about the scent of decay and jungle, satay and fried rice, and the wafer of incense and […]

JAM Padova, Italy ZU-BAR CAFE

ZU-BAR CAFE  ~  PADOVA, ITALY This is a nice place tucked behind some large buildings in a nice quiet location with a BIG courtyard and nice size patio. It has 3 sections that you can access and the jam is in the middle area. I imagine the summer would be wonderful in the patio sunshine. […]

RESIDENTIAL TRAVELING Part 1: What’s it like living...

RESIDENTIAL TRAVELING Part 1: What’s it like living abroad?

Part 1: WHAT IS IT LIKE LIVING OVERSEAS WHAT IS IT LIKE? I am asked this all the time. HOW do I manage this constant travel and living overseas? The first word that comes to mind is PRIORITY, then sacrifice and elimination and finally CHOICES combined with planning, lots of planning! It’s not like you wake up one day, pack […]

When she says Goodbye – A Truth Story

What You Gonna Do When She Says GoodBye? So…Ms. Harmonica has been traveling carefree for several months now, on the back of a motorcycle, sometimes on the infamous German Autobahn…sometimes on the village trails and back roads of the not so distant past eastern block countries that were once verboten to us all. But, it […]