Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Above Dubrovnik

I arrived in Dubrovnik, Croatia in the evening, just after a huge rain storm had passed through.  I was meeting a friend in the city who had arrived earlier in the day.  He had arranged for a ride for me from the airport to our apartment he had rented.  Once I got there, we grabbed […]

Swan in Geneva, Switzerland

The Disappointment of Geneva

I took a train in the afternoon from Lyon, France to Geneva, Switzerland.  I was going to catch a flight out in the morning to Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Unfortunately, some work was being done on the tracks near Geneva, so shortly before crossing the border into Switzerland, the train stopped at a station, we all got […]

Inside the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière

A Cathedral and Basilica in Lyon

There’s not a whole to say for Lyon.  I stayed the night with a couple near the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste.  When I woke in the morning, after a fantastic breakfast and hot shower, I set out to explore.  I walked past the cathedral, took a few pictures, before continuing on to find the little funicular ride up […]

Sénanque Abbey

Driving Through Provence, France

Day 9 was the worst of my 15 day trip through Southern Europe.  It wasn’t completely horrible, but it definitely didn’t go according to plan.  I tried to do too much, to see too much, to cover too much ground.  I didn’t realize how much time it would take to drive through France.  That the […]

The Calanques

Cassis and the Calanques

My 3rd day in Valencia, day 7 of my 15 day trip, was a lazy day of slow meandering throughout the city and lots of rest.  Spending the entire previous day out in the hot Spanish sun and swimming had left me feeling quite drained.  So nothing too exciting to report for that day.  Day […]

The swimming pool at Paraje Natural del Salto de la Novia

La Fuente de Los Baños

While I had been sitting at the airport in Lisbon, Portugal, waiting for my flight to Valencia, I decided to see if there were any little day trip options out of Valencia.  My two little day trips out of Lisbon, one to Cascais, the other to explore Sintra had both gone extremely well and I […]

The bull charges the Banderillos during the Tercio de Veras

A Bull Fight in Valencia, Spain

It was raw, it was intense, and it was an experience that I will never forget.  It is permanently engraved upon my mind and soul and even if I wanted, I will never be able to forget it.  I watched six bulls futilely fight for their lives.  I do not regret going, but I can […]