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About quirkycharm

I like to think that I have a certain quirky charm but I am probably being optimistic. Acquired taste, perhaps, which many don't acquire. This is about my fifth blog out there. My hosting companies kept going out of business or my IT exhusband kept hacking into them and I would move again. I don't do twitter, I barely do facebook, I don't try and 'monetize' my blog. I love my husband, my grown children and my job and this particular incarnation of oversharing my life comes at a time when I am the most content that I have ever been. I write always, sporadically during the good stuff and exhaustingly during the bad.

Confession

I really hate that my stepfather is such a bigot.   I hate more that I don’t engage him much about it because it upsets my mother. I am such a coward and I want to hold together what is … Continue reading

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Tour Guide Truth

I get paid to like you and I really do. But the people I befriend elsewhere in my real life have various categories of like and it takes a lot of history/mutual interest to transcend the crew/passenger relationship.   (Well, … Continue reading

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Tour guide problems

There are quite a few issues that come up as a side effect of constant travel through remote locations. Probably one of the most important is poor health. Evacuating anybody really sick is extremely difficult way out there and so … Continue reading

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Tour Guide Truth

When we say that your bag is too big for luggage storage, we actually mean that. You were given size dimensions in your tour information and we don’t care that you called up the office and said it was only … Continue reading

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I have an admirer

On tour I pretty much always have an admirer. The older gentlemen see me doing really heavy and sometimes difficult things. They see a level of competence that is sexy. And the position of authority I hold over them, as … Continue reading

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#TourGuideTruth

I am often complimented on my amazing memory for facts and figures about obscure places and things. Actually, I don’t retain any of that knowledge between trips unless it is a place I visit often. I have printed out notes … Continue reading

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#TourGuideTruth. What we say vs what we mean

So, we’re travelling via this alternate route to show you something that you might not otherwise see. We took the wrong turning and anything along the road will be talked about as if it is pioneer/biologically special. We’ll even alternate … Continue reading

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