FINLAND: Helsinki II

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Finland is rated the happiest country in the world and manages to make the top of the list fairly regularly along with Denmark which is second this year. I arrived in Helsinki in the early evening to find another good hostel waiting for me. Everything was as one would expect from a hostel voted #1 […]

DENMARK – Copenhagen II

Posted by on Jul 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

What a day! My flight out of Boston was delayed so long that I made my connection out of Gatwick by five minutes. Not surprisingly, my luggage missed the flight, but the Steelhouse Hostel proved to be an excellent place to stay. I would have liked to get my bag so I could have washed […]

USA: Boston – TravelCon & Martha’s Vineyard

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It took me about twenty hours to get back to the USA from Bulgaria. Fortunately, I was on Qatar Airways which is a premier carrier. The only drawback came when I was watching a movie. During crew announcements, the volume was adjusted to an eardrum shattering level, and just about blew me out of my […]

BULGARIA: Sofia – Third Times a Charm

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My time here in Sofia has mainly been spent reformatting, rewriting, and tidying up some of my Blog. There was also a fair amount of travel planning as well. In fact, I even added the International Beatles Week and tickets to many of the special events for good measure. During my time, I was keeping […]

BULGARIA: Varna – The Bulgarian Riviera

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Departing for the second time in a week on a 4:30 am bus trip, was not exactly enjoyable. At least it was just a four-hour journey instead of fourteen like the previous one. I am finally in a small seaside resort. After a series of five big cities in five weeks, it’s nice to be […]

EXTINCTION REBELLION

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
EXTINCTION REBELLION

Over the past couple of years, something has been continually on my mind. Of course, I have been in a perpetual state of disgust over the existence of Donald J. Trump, but there is an issue that is far worse. Needless to say, I am speaking of climate change. Trump by failing to sign onto […]

ROMANIA: Bucharest – Books & Rest

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
ROMANIA: Bucharest – Books & Rest

I took a bus from Budapest at 4:45 am and it took all day to get to Bucharest. We pulled into the station at 8:30 pm and got caught in a rainstorm on the way to my hostel. I headed back to the old town after securing my umbrella. I found an interesting area with […]

HUNGARY: Budapest ReBoot

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
HUNGARY: Budapest ReBoot

This is my second go-round with Budapest. My first visit was marred by an awful, moldy, mildew infested accommodation that was far from the city center. Combine that with kicking the trip off with a visit to the Holocaust Museum where I learned that Hungary was responsible for one-tenth of the victims sent to the concentration camps. […]

AUSTRIA: Vienna – A Magnificent City

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
AUSTRIA: Vienna – A Magnificent City

The trip to Vienna began in a mad dash that had me catching my bus by one minute. This happened because of deceptive markings at the bus stop across the street. How ironic it would have been to miss a bus for which I was thirty minutes early. Once aboard, I caught my breath, watched […]

CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague – Getting Better All The Time!

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
CZECH REPUBLIC – Prague – Getting Better All The Time!

Václav Havel Airport Prague – As my taxi entered the city, I was stunned by the beauty of Prague which was strange since I had already visited the city 15+ years prior. It seems in the meantime many of the buildings had been restored and it basically looked like a shiny new penny with a […]

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