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...
Supercute World of Hello Kitty

Supercute World of Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty is a fictional cartoon character (as contrasted with a non-fictional cartoon character) who is mouthless. She was created in 1974 and has been in third grade since then.  She owns a vast amount of clothing and other merchandise, and is the inspiration...
Over The Line

Over The Line

San Diego is home to the Old Mission Beach Aquatic Club, which host the annual World Champion Over The Line Tournament each year on the first and second weekends in July. Over the Line, aka OTL, is a sport unique to San Diego. Not in the rules as much as in the...
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...