We have retired from our respective teaching/counselling professions here in North Vancouver, Canada, and now spend our time reading, cooking, going out to hear live music, see movies and theatre performances. We also enjoy being moderately active (cycling, walking, swimming) and once in a while we do a big, lovely trip! Our travel mottos seem to have been "Keep down the cost and you get to stay longer!!" and "Meet the locals!!" Six month wanderings have included Africa, India, South America and Mexico and our two month sojourns in Turkey, Berlin and Meze (a small town in Languedoc) have been recent highlights. We both speak French, German and Spanish to varying degrees of success and above all, love to learn about the places we so happily find ourselves in.