With more than 350 species of birds having been sighted in the Po River Region, this is a territory that at first glance looks unvaried, but is actually quite surprising richness.
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).
At around 9500 years old – Catalhoyuk is an incredibly old site and as such, don’t expect to see a lot because it isn’t particularly developed for tourists , but – if you are interested in archaeology and want to see a working dig in progress or just visit a really really old place – this is a cool visit.
Travel security can be difficult because you are moving around from place to place as you travel the world. You can be safe though and in my travels, I’ve learned one or two things. Maybe even more than that, here’s the place…
On the road or on the seas, a vagabond must travel. It doesn’t matter if you have money or not, you simply have to see the world. Jack Kerouac was an extraordinary vagabond.
Sri Lanka has been in the shadows for a long time. The tiny island, referred to often as “The Teardrop of India,” due to its shape and proximity to the neighboring giant, has suffered for what seems like an eternity.
The Chimera finally was defeated by Bellerophon, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia. Since Pegasus could fly, Bellerophon shot the Chimera from the air, safe from her heads and breath.
One thing you learn for sure when you travel and explore in Turkey – the Ottoman’s really knew something about over the top style and luxury. If you don’t believe me, you simply need to come here and experience it.
As you read this, I am no doubt in transit with my wife and daughter on the way to the land of fairy chimneys and hot air baloons – Cappadocia.
If you look on most maps, you won’t find Samatya. That’s because the modern name is Mustafapasa, but even today, just about everyone in Istanbul refers to it by the Byzantine name of Samatya, meaning sandy place.