Slowing it down in the Cinque Terre

Last week John and I travelled from Prague to Italy for the next segment of our adventure.  We were headed toward the Cinque Terre on Italy’s northwestern coast. Many people haven’t yet heard of the Cinque Terre, even though the area has become a popular tourist destination, but most people recognize the iconic pictures of … Continue reading Slowing it down in the Cinque Terre

A walk in the park and other places in Bucharest

Arriving in Bucharest on Wednesday, it was impossible not to notice how the city crackles with energy.  The soundtrack of the city is the constant noise of motorcycles, cars, and sirens.  On our first night in the Bucharest, a traffic-paralyzing rock concert in one of the city squares near our hotel attracted crowds of fans … Continue reading A walk in the park and other places in Bucharest

The Balkans: Europe’s Crossroads Where East Meets West

I’ve taken a little break from blog writing while we were on a cruise on the Danube that took us through the Balkans, including Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria.  This is a beautiful area of the world and we experienced many of the charms of the region and its natural beauty.  Highlights included being entertained … Continue reading The Balkans: Europe’s Crossroads Where East Meets West