I live in Phoenix Arizona and work as a Psychiatric nurse. I am interested in history and feel compelled to visit places of historical importance.
I travel as much as I can and will spend more time than most seeing things--really looking and asking questions. I have been treated with enormous courtesy and have been hosted by and met many interesting and gracious people.
i've encountered a wide range of problems in my travels--including fractious companions, and I was stranded in Rome by the volcano in '10. We made our way across Europe by train, and I then repeated much of the trip under less stressful circumstances.
Of course, the most bizarre problems occurred in Russia--having a film crew at my door at 3AM in Moscow was the most puzzling, I believe they were seeking file footage as it was a very Soviet building. But, the camera was pointed directly at my very uninteresting door. There's nothing to do about such things, the landlord wasn't even surprised.