Monthly Archives: October 2014


Tuk Tuk’ing in Lisbon

After wandering past the Santa Justa Lift, I continued down the street I was on, turned onto the next, strolled down the next…  Eventually I found myself on the square, Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree).  It is a large square with a bronze statue of D. João I de Portugal.  The highlight for […]

Santa Justa Lift

Lisboa – My Kind of Paradise!

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you might remember me mentioning traveling through southern Europe back in the summer for two weeks…  Well, here I go on catching you guys up on that adventure!  Which it was, without a doubt, an amazing adventure!  I spent 15 days on the […]

The Ruins of Llanthony Priory

Day 2 saw us on the road early, heading to see Llanthony Priory before starting the long drive back home.  These days, Llanthony Priory is just some ruins within a beautiful green valley, north of the city of Abergavenny.  Built in the early 1100’s, its seen a lot of use as an Augustinian priory before […]

Carreg Cennen Castle

Exploring the Brecon Beacons

Do you guys ever just not feel like writing?  Sometimes I just hit a period of time where I just don’t want to.  Maybe this is the blogger’s form of writer’s block.  It is not that I don’t have anything to write about, I have plenty to share with you all, but I just can’t […]

Starting to hike up Pen y Fan!

Climbing Pen y Fan

In the beginning of June, a friend told me he was heading to Wales for a weekend, primarily to hike the tallest mountain in Southern Wales, Pen y Fan.  When he asked if I was interested in coming along, of course I said yes!  I had yet to see Wales, which I really wanted to […]

The View from on top of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

My last morning in Paris I woke up early to do the climb up to the towers of the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris.  I desperately wanted to see the gargoyles, and I figured this would be as good a place as any other for the skyline view of Paris, right?  So, there I was, about […]

Palais Garnier

Some More of Paris…

A lot of people say that Paris is dirty, grungy, crowded, overrated, not worth the time…  As a result, my expectations were not high for the city.  I knew it would be crowded for sure, busy, full of tourists.  It is Paris after all!  So, before I went, I decided to only try to see […]