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The Columbian Caribbean Coast: Tayrona to Cartagena

COLOMBIA | Thu, 30 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [120]

The Columbian Caribbean Coast  Tayrona National Park is perhaps the most famous park in the country and for good reason. The rainforest mountainsides roll down like waves of multi-hued greens to meet the whitewater waves of the sea. The Santa ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history, museums, national park, towns

A November Day in Bogota

COLOMBIA | Wed, 1 Dec 2021 | By krodin | Views [90]

November Day in Bogota Arrived late at night, so I didn’t see much when I got in other than the lights on the top of the surrounding mountains.  The cab driver was kind enough to explain that they were the lights from the Virgin of Guadalupe ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Breezing through Bulgaria

BULGARIA | Wed, 10 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [103]

Breezing Through Bulgaria Bulgaria is a land filled with mystery and beauty. I traveled to Bulgaria to visit the National Museums of Archeology in various cities in order to learn more about the ancient Thracians and their deities, but was hit with ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

All Hallow's Eve in Peles and Bran Castles

ROMANIA | Mon, 1 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [86]

All Hallow’s Eve in Peles and Bran Castles  As I only had a limited time in Romania and did want to get into the countryside, I did what I normally do not do, which is book a day trip group tour to Peles and Bran Castles and Brasov. I wanted ... Read more >

Tags: castles, history, museums, towns

In Search of Ancient Tomis

ROMANIA | Mon, 1 Nov 2021 | By krodin | Views [72]

In search of Ancient Tomis  According to The ancient city of Tomis: Roman Frontier within the Cross-border Region Romania-Bulgaria by the Archeological Foundation of Romania, the Tomis Melesian colony was established as a trade center in the ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

A Day in the Old Town and Museums in Bucharest

ROMANIA | Sun, 31 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [81]

A Day in the Old Town and Museums of Bucharest  I had wanted to get to Bucharest and to Romania for awhile, but the timing was never quite right.  I now had two weeks to visit museums and ancient sites in Romania and Bulgaria while friends ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Pakistan 2 - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mountains

PAKISTAN | Wed, 13 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [119]

 Pakistan 2 – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mountains  The drive from Mingora to Chitral is long, windy, and the roads, while asphalted, are often torn up. Nonetheless, the journey is beautiful.  The landscape changes from fruit orchards, ... Read more >

Tags: history, mountains, museums, on the road

Pakistan 1 - Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Swat Museums etc.

PAKISTAN | Tue, 12 Oct 2021 | By krodin | Views [113]

Pakistan 1: National Museums etc. in Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Swat  Arrived in Karachi without any idea of what this trip would bring. I had tried on numerous occasions to travel to Pakistan, but something always came up.  After ... Read more >

Tags: cities, history, museums, towns

Balkan Adriatic Coast Weeks 2B and 3: Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia

ALBANIA | Sun, 18 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [148]

HMMM, never made it to the Illyrian Royal Tombs.  Even though I knew where to turn off from the main road, there were no signs on the back roads and I drove around on pot-holed dirt tracks for almost an hour, before giving up and asking for directions ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, history, museums, on the road

Adriatic Coast - Week 2 A, Northern Albania and Western North Macedonia

MACEDONIA | Thu, 8 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [122]

Week 2a  - Adriatic Coast + Northern Albania to Western North Macedonia It turned out that Velipoje is right on the coast, and it was here that I found our hotel.  The dark grey sandy beach is extensive. It stretches from the town area about ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history, museums, towns

Advent in Brussels

BELGIUM | Tue, 17 Dec 2019 | By krodin | Views [195]

Advent in Brussels  Christmas lights hang across the streets, on signposts, on man-made and nature-created trees and on the roofs of all the Plasir d’Hiver market stalls. Crèche dominate squares and churches. Welcome to Advent ... Read more >

Tags: advent markets, churches, city visit, museums

An Autumn Day in Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 11 Nov 2019 | By krodin | Views [417]

My first introduction to South Korea came on the Peach Airline flight that showed a video of Yeongdo Island that had been illegally annexed by the Japanese and after recovery was now a symbol of independent Korea.  The advertisements and videos ... Read more >

Tags: city visit, museums, sacred sites

Glimpses of Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 11 Nov 2019 | By krodin | Views [244]

Ok. Now I am really confused. Both American and European plugs work, they drive on the British side, the trains go at lightning speed and there is a 16 hour time differential from here to my U.S. family and students. Welcome to cosmopolitan Tokyo, where ... Read more >

Tags: city visit, museums, sacred sites

A Quick Jaunt to Western Sicily

ITALY | Thu, 16 May 2019 | By krodin | Views [470]

Quick Jaunt to Sicily  I’ve been looking for a house in the Salzburg region and have been incredibly frustrated with what is on the market for exorbitant prices.  In order to escape a cyclone of despair, I looked for cheap flights ... Read more >

Tags: ancient ruins, churches, city visit, museums

Viking Ship Museum, Bygdøy, and...OH 3%@^

NORWAY | Tue, 11 Dec 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [714] | Comments [2]

For some reason I haven't been sleeping well at all on this journey. Late nights chasing the aurora and limited daylight mean I have to be out there as much as possible. You can't stay inside when the sun rises after 9 AM and sets at 2:30 PM. Yesterday ... Read more >

Tags: close calls, museums, vikings

Killing Fields & S21

CAMBODIA | Wed, 5 Jul 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [383]

The main 'tourist attractions' in Phnom Penh are known as the Killing Fields and S21 Prison. No matter how tough you think these places will be, they are worse. It's barely worth me explaining as it won't give you an understanding of the depth of these ... Read more >

Tags: cruel, culture, eye opening, history, humbling, informative, museums, shocking, tourist attractions

Propaganda, Palaces and Poverty

VIETNAM | Fri, 28 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [570]

Before our next bus adventure we had one more day to spend in Hanoi. We had heard of a Military museum so we decided to head there. The walk there was quite a long one and on the way the traffic was as bonkers as ever. The worst thing about it is the ... Read more >

Tags: culture, hanoi, history, learning, museums, nomad, travel, vietnam, vietnam war, wanderlust

Learning to Love Laos

THAILAND | Sat, 8 Apr 2017 | By tigerlillytravels | Views [755]

I would never tell someone not to visit a place, but Vientiane isn't somewhere we see ourselves visiting again. It's beautiful, full of South East Asian/French culture and some lovely things to see, but it's not as welcoming as other places we have visited.... Read more >

Tags: culture, exploring, history, humbling, learning, museums, sightseeing, traffic, warming

Beirut and Beyond

LEBANON | Sun, 15 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [572]

Beirut and Beyond  Lebanon and Beirut, the former ‘Paris of the Middle East’, have long held a special fascination for me.   A temperate city on the sea backed by mountains with a fascinating culture and deep history ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics: A Journey Through Jordan

JORDAN | Sat, 14 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [1399]

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics – A Journey Through Jordan  The Queen Alia International Airport lies about 30km south of Amman. I picked up the rental car, which was conveniently located inside the terminal and headed south to Madaba, ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

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