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Travel Bug
It is not widely known that we have in Cradley an intrepid couple who will not mind us saying, are in what most people would class as the “twilight “ of their years. Where most of us would be sitting in the back garden in our rocking chairs watching the world go by they are out quenching their seemingly insatiable thirst for travel. They have put together a website with which to share their experiences and are happy to help with any advice etc. that they can give to would be travellers to those destinations So follow the travels across the globe of Derek and Ann Carver
Our Travels
Travel section of our web site Below are some reasons why you, the readers of OK Cradley might be interested in the travel section of our website Both our children spent time travelling around the world before going to university . We started travelling after we both qualified as sub aqua divers. Our first open water dive was in Mexico then we dived in Indonesia, Philippines and Micronesia. Afterwards we continued travelling and now have been to many different countries all over the world. How do we do it? Usually we have travelled with our ruck sacs and have organised our trips using the Lonely Planet as a guide. We book the first night as we need to know where we are staying as we are usually very tired after long flights. Most of our major holidays have been for about 5 weeks as this gives us time to see a country (one country) well. Why do we do it? We both like to see a country, meet the people and learn about their culture, way of life etc. When one meets people who have such a poor standard of living, it makes us really appreciate what we have. We have often said young people should see how the other half live and would then know how lucky they were. We love talking to people and in one case while talking to a young man on a train in India, he 5 years later contacted us in England, stayed with us and we then stayed with his family in Nepal in a small village. In Nepal we met a WHO worker who stayed with us then we stayed with his family in Alaska.
“THE SILVER BACKPACKERS”
contact: info@derekandann.co.uk
editor@okcradley.com
No 22
1st Sept 2021
The online magazine for Cradley, Storridge & Mathon
Travel Bug
It is not widely known that we have in Cradley an intrepid couple who will not mind us saying, are in what most people would class as the “twilight “ of their years. Where most of us would be sitting in the back garden in our rocking chairs watching the world go by they are out quenching their seemingly insatiable thirst for travel. They have put together a website with which to share their experiences and are happy to help with any advice etc. that they can give to would be travellers to those destinations So follow the travels across the globe of Derek and Ann Carver
Our Travels “THE SILVER BACKPACKERS”
Travel section of our web site Below are some reasons why you, the readers of OK Cradley might be interested in the travel section of our website Both our children spent time travelling around the world before going to university . We started travelling after we both qualified as sub aqua divers. Our first open water dive was in Mexico then we dived in Indonesia, Philippines and Micronesia. Afterwards we continued travelling and now have been to many different countries all over the world. How do we do it? Usually we have travelled with our ruck sacs and have organised our trips using the Lonely Planet as a guide. We book the first night as we need to know where we are staying as we are usually very tired after long flights. Most of our major holidays have been for about 5 weeks as this gives us time to see a country (one country) well.
Why do we do it? We both like to see a country, meet the people and learn about their culture, way of life etc. When one meets people who have such a poor standard of living, it makes us really appreciate what we have. We have often said young people should see how the other half live and would then know how lucky they were. We love talking to people and in one case while talking to a young man on a train in India, he 5 years later contacted us in England, stayed with us and we then stayed with his family in Nepal in a small village. In Nepal we met a WHO worker who stayed with us then we stayed with his family in Alaska.
contact: info@derekandann.co.uk
editor@okcradley.com
Editor: Ken Nason Feature Editor: Harrold Armitage Correspondents: Storridge Reporter: Vacancy Cradley Reporter: Vacancy Mathon Reporter: Vacancy
1st Sept 2021
No 22
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