Yearly Archives: 2013

  Winter solstice, December 21, is here–the shortest day and longest night of the year.   Although it does not mark the official beginning of winter–good thing cauz we’ve already had lots of snow!–it does seem to herald the beginning of Christmas and soon after another new year.   Some people hate winter, some love […]

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     Wall leading up to the ceiling of St. Mary’s Basilica Last year I visited one of Poland’s most impressive Gothic structures, St. Mary’s Basilica. The interior was absolutely gorgeous! Eye candy is everywhere you look– from the painted ceilings to the oil paintings, art and sculpture that decorate the walls and side chapels. […]

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This geothermal region is the highest in the world. So even if the sulphur smell doesn’t get to you, the altitude will! It sits between 4800 and 5000 meters above sea level in the southwestern corner of a landlocked country where bizarre colored lakes draw rare flamingos and adventurous travelers alike. Not far from the […]

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Last Autumn, I took a short side trip from Prague to explore the less frequented, rural region of southeastern Czech Republic. My guide was surprised when I asked if we could  spend one of the days searching out fields and vineyards instead of visiting more castles. museums and historic buildings scattered among the small towns. […]

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