A Castle in Carcassonne

  This a castle in Carcassonne, a fortified town in France.  I visited here about 10 years ago on a ten-day school trip to Spain, France and Germany.  Due to train employees being on strike, we were forced to take a long bus ride from Paris to Barcelona.  Fortunately, we were able to stop here … Continue reading A Castle in Carcassonne

To Those Who Travel and Wander

On Foot I Wandered Through the Solar Systems On foot I wandered through the solar systems, before I found the first thread of my red dress. Already I have a sense of myself. Somewhere in space my heart hangs, emitting sparks, shaking the air, to other immeasurable hearts. -Edith Sodergran (Finland, 1892-1923) I'm hoping that when … Continue reading To Those Who Travel and Wander

The Sunny Dream of Lisbon

"How I Fell for Lisbon"- New York Times article Lisbon has been described as the sunniest city in Europe.  This is why I am considering Lisbon as a destination, especially if I start out my travels in the middle of winter.  Lisbon is a beautiful city (from what I've seen in pictures) and has a … Continue reading The Sunny Dream of Lisbon

This is Antarctica

This is a picture from the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) website of a research station currently set up in Antarctica.  This is McMurdo Station.  It is located on the southern tip of Ross Island, which is about 2,415 miles (3,864 km) south of Christchurch, New Zealand, and 850 miles (1,360 km) north of the … Continue reading This is Antarctica

Great Travel Photos are Timeless

Sometimes I wonder about a human's need to capture a great moment with a photograph.  Don't we inevitably become envious of the past every time we look at it?  Does our attachment with photos prevent us from moving forward into the future? My answer:  sometimes. There are some moments of our past that are better … Continue reading Great Travel Photos are Timeless

Celiac Disease and Travel Abroad

I was diagnosed with celiac disease today.  This means I can't eat or drink anything with gluten, such as products with wheat, rye and barley.  There are many other ingredients that I have to avoid as well. This is a major blow for me when it comes to traveling abroad.  It means that when I … Continue reading Celiac Disease and Travel Abroad

Prague: a place to set up camp?

I didn't grow up hearing much about Prague or the Czech Republic.  But since I've been doing research into possible destinations for my travels, Prague has been stuck in my mind.  There are many things about Prague that I find appealing: Low cost of living (rent is cheap) Beautiful architecture Nice people Centrally located in … Continue reading Prague: a place to set up camp?