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 Part Two

Posted by on May 12, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  TEXTURAL ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT MATYLDA – FLOATING RESTAURANT AND HOTEL DINING ROOM PANNACOTTA – This masterpiece of a pannacotta in strawberry sauce was the perfect balance of sweet and tart. AQUA-RELIC MORE CUBISM       BAZILIKA VYŠEHRAD CEMETARY MILAN RÁČEK – CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHER – 1937-2014         DOOR DETAIL   ALTAR This […]

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 […]

FRANCE: Paris – Rendezvous Time

Posted by on May 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 8 Comments
FRANCE: Paris – Rendezvous Time

It’s become a habit to make Paris my first stop on a European tour and to finish up with the United Kingdom. This year is no different, but this year England is coming to me here in the form of the Drovers, a fun couple with a sly wit who I met on a sailing […]

PRELUDE TO PARIS – Notre Dame Burns & A Pox Upon Me!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
PRELUDE TO PARIS – Notre Dame Burns & A Pox Upon Me!

Paris has been my favorite city since I was eight-years-old. Vivid memories that are mine forever. Sailing boats with other children on the bassins of the Tuileries dressed like a Parisian schoolboy. That first flaky croissant delivered by room service at the Hotel Meurice with fresh French preserves and butter. And of course, Notre Dame and its gargoyles […]

USA: YURI’S NIGHT LOS ANGELES 2019

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments
USA: YURI’S NIGHT LOS ANGELES 2019

YURI’S NIGHT 2019 – CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of […]

THE TRAVEL ZONE: Where Strange Things Come To Pass

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
THE TRAVEL ZONE: Where Strange Things Come To Pass

At the beginning of 2020, I will be launching a proper blog called The Travel Zone. The new site will focus primarily on the unusual, the outrageous, the bizarre, and the beautiful. Concurrently, I will be starting a companion YouTube channel. After five years of free-wheeling, unencumbered travel, I will shift gears and become a full-fledged […]

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