Category Ancient Ruins

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Touring the Lake District

So I have been really busy since the spring of this year, with various vacations, weekend road trips, and a lot of work.  As a result, I’ve got so much stuff to post about now that life is slowing down a bit.  Back at the end of May, I took a weekend road trip up […]

Could there have been a more beautiful sunrise for this day?!?

Happy Summer Solstice from Stonehenge!!

Time to take a little hiatus from my posts about the travels through Romania, to bring to you something a little special…  Every year, for both the summer and the winter solstices, English Heritage opens up Stonehenge to the public, free of charge, to wander amongst the stones.  I wouldn’t really have bothered with this, […]

It wouldn't be Vlad the Impaler's castle without impaled people, would it?

Vlad the Impaler’s ACTUAL Castle (Not The Tourist Trap One)

We were up early the next day to head about an hour north of Pitesti to hike up to see Poenari Castle.  Most of you probably have no idea this castle exists, or why it is of any interest.  Turns out, Bran Castle is not Dracula’s castle.  From what I understand, Vlad Țepeș, otherwise known as […]

Camel riding near Aït Benhaddou

The Ancient City of Aït Benhaddou

After Telouet we drove through the mountains some more, enjoying more incredible scenery with every bend in the road.  The Atlas Mountains are a truly incredible sight to behold. Eventually we arrived at our final destination for the day, Aït Benhaddou.  Aït Benhaddou was built somewhere around the period of the 17th century.  Google isn’t […]

Inside the Kasbah Telouet

The Kasbah Telouet

The Kasbah Telouet is in the small old town of Telouet in the Atlas Mountains.  The Kasbah, according to our guide, was apparently the seat of the “Lord of the South” until towards the mid 1900’s.  I don’t remember all of the details he provided us, but essentially, the family lost its leadership of southern Morocco […]

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 […]