Hello Once Again, Armchair Travellers of Bloglandia! If you're absolutely sick of seeing my vacation photos, you'll be glad to know this post is the final installment of the Dutch Diaries. But if you've enjoyed reliving my little excursion with me, well, sorry to say, it's still the final post of my recent trip to the … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part Five: The Delights of Delft
Hello Once Again, Armchair Travellers of Bloglandia! So far, the Dutch Diaries have been a whirlwind of sightseeing, which means it's time to relax a little and settle into what might be the best bed and breakfast in all of the Netherlands. Typing about where we rested our heads at night might seem a little mundane, … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part Four: B&B Bij Jeanne (aka “the best!”)
Hello Armchair Travellers of Bloglandia! Welcome back to another installment of the Dutch Diaries, which makes it sound far more introspective and mysterious than it really is. Basically, I'm just showing off my vacation pics. As with last time, we're heading out on another day trip from the delightful land of Delft...and yes, I will be … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part Three: What!? No Windmills!?
Hello Bloglandia! First up, if you missed Part One of the (newly named) Dutch Diaries, you can check out some big organs, big dunes, and a big (but fun) tourist trap HERE. But if you're ready to hop on the train and head into Part Two....all aboard! Saying Goodbye to Haarlem After four nights in … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part Two: Funky Houses and, yes, MORE Windmills
Hello Bloglandia! I'm back! And yes, I'm completely aware that you probably didn't even notice I've been missing for the past couple weeks, but that doesn't make me any less "back" from my first European adventure in three years. Three very long years. First Stop, Haarlem with Two As Anyway, I won't go into the … Continue reading The Dutch Diaries, Part One: Haarlem, Tourist Kitsch, and Sandy Treks
A tour with photos of the interior and exterior of Strasbourg Cathedral in the Alsace region France. Includes information on the astronomical clock.
Yes, that's CANICE, not cannabis, and by high, I mean literally high, not figuratively. Now that that's cleared up, let's take a tour of another sight in Kilkenny, Ireland. The Cleverly Named St. Canice's Cathedral St. Canice might almost sound like it's named for a woman, but the saint in question is a fellow whose … Continue reading Getting High in Kilkenny: St Canice’s Cathedral
Okay, okay, that title should be "Crossing the Line in Greenwich," but "Crossing the Line in London" appeals more to my alliteration-loving sensibilities. During our recent trip to London, Mr. Husband and I seemed to be making up for all the things we wanted to do last time (way back in 2013), but couldn't manage to squeeze … Continue reading Crossing the Line in London
I'm about at the end of our relaxing time in Orvieto, but no stop to this hilltop Italian town would be complete without a trip to its Duomo. The official name of this impressive building is Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, so you'll understand if I just stick to "Duomo." From the side, with its black and white stripes, the … Continue reading My, What a Big Duomo You Have -Orvieto, Italy