The red shoes – a tale of twelve countries

On starting work and getting to know new classes, a favourite game is two truths and a lie. Everyone has to think of two true (and preferably interesting) statements about themselves, and one lie, and their new classmates can ask questions to find out which statement is false. It’s a great icebreaker for the group and, if you do a demonstration as the teacher, the group gets to know a bit about you, too, which helps in building productive rapport.

Recently, Wonderboy played this game with a new class and included the statement, “I’ve been to eight countries this year” as one of his interesting facts. This threw the whole game out of order as no one in the room could believe such a thing could be true! In fact, even for me the last twelve months have involved an epic amount of travel. Travel all witnessed by a pair of cheap pumps which I bought this time last year, specifically to see me through the biking holiday I went on last June.

Here, from the perspective of the Red Shoes, is a photo record of my travel adventures, June 2015 to June 2016.

Red Shoes' first day out - Seoul

Red Shoes’ first day out – Seoul

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Waiting… at the top of the world

Waiting... at the top of the world

An Amantaní woman waits for visitors to the island.
Lake Titicaca, Peru

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – WAITING

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A Wonder: photo blog

View across Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate

View across Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate

The great day finally arrived and after all the palaver, we were hostelled in Aguascalientes, at the foot of the Wonder that is Machu Picchu. This was my second visit, lucky me! More

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