Tauromaquia

Tauromaquia

We are in Madrid, Spain, enjoying the beauty and culture this ancient city has to offer.  We take the opportunity to visit the Plaza De Toros de Las Ventas to view the ancient sport of bullfighting, also known as corrida de toros! Warning: This article depicts...
Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest! The name congers images of busty women carrying large mugs of beer, men in short leather pants and suspenders, oversized pretzels, and oompah bands.  What began in 1810 as a horserace to celebrate the marriage of Kronprinz Ludwig, later King Ludwig I...
Brides on Karlův Most

Brides on Karlův Most

We are in Prague, capitol city of the Czech Republic, formerly part of Czechoslovakia. Prague is famous for many things, not the least of which is Karlův Most (aka Charles Bridge). As the only means of crossing the river Vltava until 1841, Charles Bridge was the most...
Samos in Summer – Part 3

Samos in Summer – Part 3

The island of Samos, Greece, is more than just good food, beautiful country sides and beaches, and friendly people. It is also home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient...
Samos in Summer – Part 1

Samos in Summer – Part 1

For a long time, we’ve wanted to go to Greece. But Greece is not one place; the country consists of nine geographic regions: Macedonia, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, the Aegean Islands (including the Dodecanese and Cyclades), Thrace, Crete,...