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Cultures of India- An Introduction

Cultures of India- An Introduction

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An Introduction to the Cultures of India is sort of an overwhelming assignment, but guest blogger Laura Rutgers from Palm Beach, Florida is willing to give it a try.

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Selcuk – Ancient Home of Artemis, the Virgin Mary, and St. John

Selcuk – Ancient Home of Artemis, the Virgin Mary, and St. John

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Instead at the Izmir otogar we caught a minibus to Selcuk for 8 lira each. A friend of mine from Lonely Planet had suggested a great guesthouse there and even though I’m not crazy about crowd filled historical tourist sites, I wanted to visit the ancient city of Ephesus. The ride to Selcuk took us about an hour.

Vagobond in Bulgaria – Part 2 – Sofia Places of Worship

Vagobond in Bulgaria – Part 2 – Sofia Places of Worship

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Travel around the world and try to write about it as you go and you are sure to miss something. One of the hardest parts of travel for me is finding the time to just stop, chill out, and write about my adventures. I wonder if travel insurance covers that?

Bologna, Italy – Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

Bologna, Italy – Pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

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The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca is a destination for pilgrims from all over the world and while I was in Bologna primarily to worship the food and architecture, I decided to make the trek to the magnificent sanctuary which sits atop the Guardia Hill and serves as the most prominent landmark in the beautiful city of Bologna.

Vagobond Travel Museum – More European Wanderings

Vagobond Travel Museum – More European Wanderings

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I left Morocco again, flew intoMadrid before heading to Frankfurt, Germany then to Dublin. From Dublin, I flew to Canada where I hitched across the country with about $2, found work in the USA, flew back to Dublin, then went to Belgium and from there back to Morocco.

Vagobond Travel Museum – Fez World Sacred Music Festival

Vagobond Travel Museum – Fez World Sacred Music Festival

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Today is the first day of the Fez Festival of Sacred Music and as such, this edition of the Vagobond Travel Museum is dedicated to the festival, the city of Fez, and the sacred music of the participants (or non-sacred).