Moving to Minca

Minca View

It’s my last day in Cartagena, a city I’ve come to love. The people are friendly, the food is good, and just walking around the streets is entertaining. The only problem is the damn tourists. Wait, perhaps I’m one of them. Well then, it’s most of the other damn tourists. With the exception of a […]

Lost in a Tacky Tunnel

Funicular

I’m up today with a few changes. First, I’m happy to be alive. Okay, that’s not a huge change as I’ve been fairly satisfied with life lately (though a bit scared). But after the terrible flu I came down with the other night, happy to be anywhere but on my hotel bathroom floor would better […]

No Fires, No Foes!

Cages

After a tasty dinner at the brewery, I walk over to St. Lamberti’s Church. Built between 1375-1450 (with another originally in the same spot prior to this), The history of this church, is like no other. In 1534 the city of Münster was seized by radical Anabaptists who expelled Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck. The Anabaptists were […]

The Good, the Bad and the Dankeschöns

As is now tradition, I close out this series with The Good, the Bad and the Thank-yous, or, in this case, the Dankeschöns (see, my German is getting better). This is where you’ll find a wrap-up of what I thought was good, what I thought was not-so-good, and my thanks for those who helped me along […]

Just a Princess Strolling Through Her Palace

Today I put on my glass slippers and head out to the palace. Well, to be more realistic, I throw on my tennis shoes (very American, but I blame a current back issue) and head over to check-out someone else’s palace. It’s Schloss Charlottenburg and it used to belong to Sophie Charlotte of Hanover. Built […]

The Good, the Bad and the Thank-you’s – Ireland

Today I get to tell you about what was good (or, dare I say, great), bad (or perhaps terrible) and who deserves thanks for helping to make this trip unforgettable. These are people and places you should make every effort to see if you do a similar trip. I’m also providing you with a list […]

Ireland, I Adare You

Adare Manor

It’s time to bid farewell to Dublin. When I arrived I didn’t think it would be this hard but now, after staying for two extra nights in order to take it all in – also because of the whole not being able to find a place to stay in Kilkenny – I have a little […]

A Rainy Day in Dublin Town

Rainy Castle

I wake up this morning to rain, lots of rain. I believe the Irish term for this would be “pissing down rain.” I can’t complain as I’ve have incredible weather thus far. Everywhere I go locals have been commenting about the wonderful, yet too hot, weather (too hot! Bahahaha!). As I’ve decided to spend this […]

Homeless in Dublin

Dublin Castle

This evening, I head out to Café en Seine (much different than Café Insane) for dinner. As I walk in, I’m struck by the sheer beauty of the inside of the building and the decor. Built in the 1700’s as a Georgian home, it’s now an award-winning restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere. Between the skylights […]

Having Fun Storming the Castle

St Mary's Cathedral

I wake today refreshed and ready to explore Limerick. I stop at a café and order a coffee and a traditional Irish breakfast, which consists of a sunny-side up egg, sausage link, bacon, baked tomato, beans, toast, and black and white pudding. “What is this?” I ask the owner. “It’s not like a sweet American […]