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Offline Alan

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Back on board
« on: 18 July 2018, 02:21:09 AM »
G'day all.

I'm back from my wanders with a bruised heel from too much walking in Old Towns with cobblestones, almost over jetlag, and starting to browse through the posts I've missed.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Offline Venomous

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #1 on: 18 July 2018, 09:09:26 AM »
Welcome back. Cobblestones sound very nice despite the foot pain!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #2 on: 18 July 2018, 10:21:25 AM »
Welcome back Alan!


I moved to a town with cobblestones in 1988, and that saw the end of me wearing high heels!  Not that I think you were tottering around in a pair of stilettos!  Hope your feet heal soon.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #3 on: 18 July 2018, 11:13:59 AM »
I usually love the sorts of places that still have their cobblestones but it's almost impossible to traverse them in a wheelchair  :(
Type 2 dx Nov 2012 FBG 14%/129.5
HbA1c Jan 2013 79/9.3%
April 2013 50/6.7%
July 2013 39/5.7%
Oct 2013 39/5.7% Chol 5.9
July 2014 45/6.3% Chol 5.5
Aug 2015 61/7.7% Chol 5.9
May 2016 84/9.7% Chol 6.9
Oct 2016 53/7%  Chol 6.3
Dec 2016 41/5.9% Chol 6.0
June 2017 51/6.8% Chol 6.1
Oct 2017 52/6.9%
Jan 2018 51/6.8% Chol 5.9
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Offline himtoo

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #4 on: 18 July 2018, 11:28:15 AM »
good to see ya back !!
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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #5 on: 18 July 2018, 02:38:30 PM »
Glad to have you on board again.
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Offline Alan

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #6 on: 18 July 2018, 11:18:52 PM »
Thanks to everyone for the welcome back.

The trip was a little exhausting. I have not had problems with this type of rapid itinerary in the past but this time wore me out (numbers in brackets are nights in the city):
    • Gold Coast > Singapore (2), Air 8 hours
    • Singapore > London (1) via Jeddah, Air 18 hours
    • London > Helsinki Finland (3), Air 3 hours
    • Helsinki > Tallin Estonia (3), Ferry, 2 1/2 hours
    • Tallinn > Riga Latvia (3), Bus, 4 hours
    • Riga > Vilnius Lithuania (3), Bus, 4 hours
    • Vilnius > Kaunas Lithuania (3), Train, 2 hours
    • Kaunas > Bialystok Poland (1), Train, 5 hours
    • Bialystok > Warsaw Poland (3), Train, 2 hours
    • Warsaw > Berlin (2), Train, 6 1/2 hours
    • Berlin > Paris (2) via Cologne (2 hours sightseeing) 2 trains totalling 9 hours.
    • Paris > Singapore (1) via Jeddah, Air 16 hours
    • Singapore > Gold Coast, Air 8 hours.

Did I mention I like trains? :)

Apparently my body has decided I am a septuagenarian even if my mind has not really accepted that yet. I bruised my heel in the first week and it is still recovering. For that reason I am re-thinking some of my future plans and have post-poned my planned August-September trip to Uzbekistan, Turkey and the Balkans.

I was in Singapore at the same time as a couple of megalomaniacs. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to use the public transit system easily and security was not overbearing. I must admit I was disappointed; I awaited the phone call but the invitation to offer advice to save the world never came. I must have forgotten to switch on roaming...

I will write some trip reports for my travel blog over the next few months. One day which stood out was celebration of the midsummer festival in Riga, Latvia. The maximum temperature for midsummer's eve was 12 degrees C = 54F.  On the same day it was 20C(68F) back home in midwinter :).
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
There is nothing I could eat I like more than my eyes.
Type 2 Diabetes - A Personal Journey (latest: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket)
Born Under a Wandering Star (Surviving Long-haul Flights in Cattle Class)

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #7 on: 19 July 2018, 12:07:19 PM »
Crikey Alan, no wonder you're worn out!
We have planned a trip touring round Southern Spain starting in Seville (where we've stayed before, but it's the most convenient airport to fly into) onto Jerez de la Frontera, Arcos de la Frontera and Cadiz.  But spending 3/4/5 nights in each place and the distance between to travel is only around 2 hours max.  It's meant to be a holiday after all!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline Liam

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Re: Back on board
« Reply #8 on: 20 July 2018, 10:20:40 PM »
I'd be worn out trying to do that Alan and I'm a good bit younger in years (maybe not in mind)
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2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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