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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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ITALY, Venice

September 30, 2012

Crazy couple of days which included spending all night and getting no sleep in Dublin Airport. Arrived in Venice at 11 am. I took the airport bus to the Mestre Train Station which is very close to my hostel. The hostel was nice and only a 10 minute train ride to the center of Venice. I immediately left the hostel to take advantage of the beautiful weather. I could easily have taken the water taxi to St. Marks Square but if you know me I walked the long way around, enjoyed the scenery and saved some coin. lol

4 hours of seeing the sights and getting seriously lost, like always and like everyone else I had enough and went back to the hostel for a good nights sleep and early morning (9 am) train to Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre. Can not get over how many tourists were there at end of September. It was packed. 70 degree weather but can not imagine more people and 90 degree weather.

Gelato (Italian ice cream)

Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge

Gelato, could not decide which flavor.

Glass blown balloons.

Bridge of Sighs

SCOTLAND, Edinburgh (Holyrood Park)

September 28, 2012

Beautiful day so walked to climb up to Holyrood park when gives great views of city.

SCOTLAND, Glencoe, Loch Ness and Highlands Bus Tour

September 27, 2012

Due to my limited time in Scotland, I was forced into a 12 hr bus tour of the Scottish Highlands that included Glencoe, Fort Williams and Loch Ness. It did allow me to see a lot of Scotland in a short time. Over 350 miles during the day with several stops.

Wooly cow

Wooly cow.

Home for 10 of the 12 hours.

Fort Augustus

Loch Ness

Loch Ness (not my picture)