St George and the Dragon are the symbols of Bergamo, Italy. When you head into Bergamo Alta you find a magical land of towers, castles, churches, and those narrow winding streets Italy is famous for. But the real reason I took this picture is because when I saw this statue in Bergamo Alta, I heard an alto voice in my head come from the statue saying “Don’t you want to party with me and my dragon?” No one else was laughing.
Rome captures all that is magical in the world. Traveling in Rome is like being in a strange fairy tale – complete with bedbugs. Part of the beauty of the ancient world to me lies in the use of water and fountains. The water gushing from this statue of a lion in Rome touched me in a way I can’t explain but that I think the photo captures. The starkness of the background only serves to enhance that feeling.
For those who want to keep track, it went something like this so far Manisa, Istanbul, Manisa, Antalya, Izmir, Ephesus, Selcuk, Kusadasi, Izmir, Istanbul, Sofia, Pernik, Belgrade, Nis, Skopje, Sofia, Istanbul, Casablanca, Fes, Sefrou, Fes, Rome, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Sokcho, Samcheok, Andong, Busan, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Batam, Jakarta, Bogor, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul. There were a few other places in between…but …oh well, enjoy because I’m sure there will be more even though right now I don’t feel like going anywhere. :)
Rome wasn’t built in a day, but you can certainly see some of it in 24 hours if you don’t have more time. A cheap flight from Fes, Morocco with no frills, uncomfortable carrier Ryan Air got me to Rome’s Ciampino Airport from Fes Sais Airport with an ultra cheap fair of about $60 including the taxes. Not bad for a transcontinental flight.
Travel around the world and you are sure to want to write about it. One thing you will discover is that finding the time to write about your travels isn’t always easy. Far too often you have to put things off until you have some down time and if you are doing things right, you won’t have much of that!
Don’t read anything about the country of place you are going to. That way you won’t understand the culture, the traditions, the history, the climate, or anything else. You will be able to have a completely one dimensional experience.
Again, not a lot of time to write, but we are having a wonderful time in Turkey. From cruising the Bosporus to marveling at the Iskander Kebap in Bursa, this trip has been filed with adventures stretching across the Black Sea, the…