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This podcast is about the 8 years John Smith and I lived in Wuhan, China and travels to other places inside and outside of China during during that time. It is read by me, Patti Fedrau (Layne).

Travels with John Smith Patti Fedrau (Layne)

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 6 Ratings

This podcast is about the 8 years John Smith and I lived in Wuhan, China and travels to other places inside and outside of China during during that time. It is read by me, Patti Fedrau (Layne).

    Travels with John Smith Chapter 60 year 9 (2020) Peru Part 3 Machu Picchu, Cusco Carnival

    Travels with John Smith Chapter 60 year 9 (2020) Peru Part 3 Machu Picchu, Cusco Carnival

    Travels with John Smith
    Chapter 60 year 9 (2020)
    Peru Part 3
    Machu Picchu, Cusco Carnival


    -train ride beside the Urubamba River
    -eating guinea pig in Aguas Calientes
    -Hiram Bingham and Machu Picchu
    -a Book called, “Turn Right at Machu Picchu”
    -Walking around Machu Picchu 
    -Market choices in Cusco
    -Rainbow Flag
    -One advantage of altitude
    -dancers twirling
    -Spraying foam for fun
    -Refuge above the square
    -Mayhem below
    -discovery
    - like secret agents
    -no escape
    -altitude sickness and homesick
    -Mom’s 90th
    -COVID 19 comes to Saskatchewan
    -Things get cancelled
    -Back to the present
    -future plans with John Smith
    -email addresses for you to contact us
    -Thank you

    • 29 min
    Travels with John Smith Chapter 59 year 9 (2019-2020) Peru Part 2 Arequipa and Cusco

    Travels with John Smith Chapter 59 year 9 (2019-2020) Peru Part 2 Arequipa and Cusco

    Travels with John Smith
    Chapter 59 year 9 (2019-2020)
    Peru Part 2
    Arequipa and Cusco


    -Another Plaza de Armas
    -Hotel with a view
    -Zig Zag is delicious
    -The Cathedral that kept coming back
    -A room for a jewel thief
    -white volcanic rock in a quarry
    -under the charm of some alpacas
    -a mummy named Juanita
    -potato tasting
    -Monastery village
    -Cusco introduction
    -Altitude sickness is real
    -Cathedral built on top of a temple
    -starting to spread
    -cheeky artists get into the paintings
    -Sacsayhuaman big rocks
    -Cusco views a photo op

    • 27 min
    Chapter 58 year 9 (2020) Peru Part 1 Lima, Trujillo and Huanchaco

    Chapter 58 year 9 (2020) Peru Part 1 Lima, Trujillo and Huanchaco

    Travels with John Smith
    Chapter 58 year 9 (2020)
    Peru Part 1
    Lima, Trujillo and Huanchaco


    -Lima’s Ceviche
    -The cliffs above the Pacific Ocean
    -Larcomar shopping mall 
    -Barranco art
    -The Larco museum and erotic art
    -Peruvian Hairless
    -1st class bus ride 
    -Steve and Nancy show us around
    -Huanchaco living
    -Purple jellyfish
    -Tacu Tacu my new fav food
    -Chan Chan mud palace
    -Trujillo’s kilometre long mosaic wall
    -Temples of the sun and moon
    -Deserted beach and discovering Inca Cola
    -Thai restaurant in a ghost town

    • 22 min
    Chapter 57 and 1/2 interlude and a song

    Chapter 57 and 1/2 interlude and a song

    -Thank you
    -An apology 
    -further dates to listen
    -Anything is possible 

    • 5 min
    Travels with John Smith Chapter 57 year 9 (2019-2020) London, Canada and Ecuador

    Travels with John Smith Chapter 57 year 9 (2019-2020) London, Canada and Ecuador

    Travels with John Smith
    Chapter 57 year 9 (2019-2020)
    London, Canada and Ecuador


    -cool places in London
    -back in Canada
    -finding a place to live
    -stuff in a truck from BC
    -boxes, painting and settling
    -planning a trip for Chinese NY
    -Xmas with family
    -1st hearing about the virus in Wuhan
    -masks or not? 
    -Boutique hotel in Quito
    -Old town Unesco site
    -Eating chicken with the locals
    -A volcano where people live and crops grow
    -neighbourhood watch during the riots
    -middle of the world
    -experiments on the equator
    -Amazonian and Indigenous customs
    -‘The Queen of Water’ true story
    -guinea pigs and deadlier animals
    -chocolate and the making of it
    -the plaza and it’s going on
    -5:00 AM at the bus station
    -12 hours plus on a bus
    -Manta, the beach
    -Henry’s double
    -Christian’s seafood heaven
    -flying is faster
    -food poisoning?
    -altitude sickness?

    • 28 min
    Travels with John Smith Chapter 56 year 8 (2019) Berlin and Lisbon (We love Europe)

    Travels with John Smith Chapter 56 year 8 (2019) Berlin and Lisbon (We love Europe)

    Travels with John Smith
    Chapter 56 year 8 (2019)
    Berlin and Lisbon
    (We love Europe)


    -Checkpoint Charlie
    -buying a piece of the wall
    -The ‘Fraternal kiss’
    -What the Brandenburg Gate represents
    -Naked Entertainment in the Pariser Place
    -German Pretzels 
    -View from the River Spree
    -The Cement maze memorial
    -victims of the Holocaust
    -Topography of Terror
    -Bikini Berlin Mall
    -Buddy Bear Project
    -The post office
    -Naked fountain
    -a steep climb 
    -1st view of Lisbon
    -Fish and Fado
    -the Praco do Comercio square 
    -Polish tuk tuk driver
    -the white church with a view
    -Miradouro Largo das Portas do Sol custard tarts
    -the weekend market shoe shop
    -train to Sintra
    -meeting with Bryce in Cascais
    -more views in the old quarter 
    -Fado CD’s

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

gyggigo8kkjii ,

Travels with John Smith

So interesting, just can’t wait for the next one to come out. It’s like a really good book that you can’t put down. A very fun way to learn about China through their adventures there.

goldencommon ,

Laughed so much just by listening the first episode

Not the best production, no need, no sound effect, seems reading an article. But as a former student of Mr. Smith and Miss. Patti, I laughed so much just by listening the first episode. Very personal but really fun experience.

geoillogicalguy ,

I want to travel with Patti and John!

This is so so good on so many levels! I love the guitar opening, I love your voice, the cadence, the craziness of it all, the wonderful stories and storytelling AND John as comedic foil 🙂 loves it! Thanks so much. This made my day!

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