Bud Lewis, Carlsbad.

My certificate of recognition, from the mayor of Carlsbad.

I actually have it on paper that I’m an American hero. Signed by the mayor of Carlsbad, California. I don’t think it’s really deserved though. But it’s a nice little memory from my first trip to California 17 years ago.

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Llandudno

Llandudno is Costa de Wales.

In north Wales you have a town called Llandudno. To me it looks like a Welsh version of Torremolinos.

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Inside Hotel Monte Palace on the Azores.

Inside Hotel Monte Palace on the Azores.

On the Azores you have one of the strangest hotels I have come across in a long life of travel. A massive 5 star hotel that has been abandoned almost from the day it was build.

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The statue of Liberty in Colmar.

The statue of Liberty in Colmar.

Many visitors to Alsace in France has probably wondered why there is a statue of Liberty in Colmar. But there is a very good reason for that.

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2018 was a good travel year.

2018 was a good travel year.

2018 was another good travel year for me. I went to see some new countries. Returned to some countries i have previously been to. And had a pretty good work-life balance, with 150 days of work and 215 days of traveling the world for fun.

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