Happy New Year! May 2012 be your best year yet. I’ve been rather lax about posting on this blog recently as I’ve been away on trips to Holland, Britain, Turmenistan, Antigua, Montserrat, Bali, Timor-Leste, Turkey, and Iraq in 2011. I took the photo above in Genclik Park, Ankara, in November, 2011. My lifestyle is unlikely to change much in 2012 as I’ve already booked trips to Morocco and Uzbekistan and several more are in the pipeline. Blogging about Nanaimo events is way down my list of priorities. On the other hand, if you’d care to keep up with me on social media, I tweet as @gonanaimo and you’ll also find me on Facebook and Google Plus. Here’s hoping our paths cross in 2012, whether physically or electronically.