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An old boat house on the island of Eigerøya

Norway’s Coastline and WWII

As we left the mountains and started to get close to the coast, I could feel the change in the air, I could smell it.  I grew up near the coast of Maine, and to this day, the smell of a coastline, the fresh air mixed in the breeze with the smell of the salt […]

Norway, You’re Beautiful!!

A friend and I took a Friday off from work last month and hopped over to Norway, largely, to hike to Pulpit Rock.  Our plane landed at Stavanger’s airport just before midnight on Thursday night.  By the time we got our rental car and hit the road it was around 1230am.  After getting a little […]

The Holy Trinity Church (Biserica Sfânta Treime din Sighişoara)

Churches & a Russian Cemetery in Romania

Once back at the car, we headed across the river to see the Holy Trinity Church (Biserica Sfânta Treime din Sighişoara).  This is a more modern Romanian Orthodox church, built in the first half of the 20th century.  Even though it is not as old as the rest, it is undoubtedly beautiful with its stark […]

The Biserica Valea Danului

The Biserica Valea Danului

As we piled back in the car after the gorgeous Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeş, we decided we had just enough daylight left to continue north to see one more little church in Valea Danului…  The Biserica Valea Danului, like the churches that had come before it, was not a disappointment.  Leading up to the church […]

Over the Front Entrance of the Mănăstirea Curtea de Argeş

The Churches of Curtea de Argeş

Eventually we arrived in the town of Curtea de Argeş.  We were here to see two different churches, the first of which was the Biserica Adormirea Maicii Domnului.  Finding it took some time, though.  We had to turn around at one point after taking a wrong turn, and found the above post/mail boxes. When we finally found […]

A Little Romanian Church

Finally in Romania!

Finally, the plane landed at Bucharest Otopeni Airport in Romania!  I have always wanted to see Romania, partly, for the obvious Dracula content, but also for the beauty of it.  Romania is a very rural country, once you get away from Bucharest.  It is a mix of rolling, green hills, forests, mountains, and rivers.  Throw […]

A grave in Radimlja Nekropola, near Stolac in Bosnia & Herzegovina

The Bosnian Countryside

Waking up in Bosnia was bitter sweet.  It was the morning of my last full day of my two week trip traveling in southern Europe.  Tomorrow morning I would be flying back to the UK.  Not a horrible place, but not exactly the same as the countries along the Mediterranean Sea.  Oh well, so we set […]