Travel is not just moving over the earth from one place to another in some kind of conveyance. It’s not about where you’re going or how you’re getting there. It’s not about getting away from it all, at all. In fact, more the opposite … a way of getting to it all. Travel is a metaphor for life, a way of experiencing it more intensely and self-consciously. Traveling is not so much an action as an enlightened state of consciousness, opening you to fresh experience, to fresh looks at the world and yourself in it.
Pooping in the Christmas Manger – A Catalan Tradition
The reasons for placing a man who is in the act of excreting solid waste from his posterior in a scene which is widely considered holy are…..
Fritz, Glitz, and Spritz in Potsdam, Germany
Story and Photos by Katherine Rodeghier Prussia’s King Frederick the Great was one conflicted character, and the Germans honor him, especially in Potsdam where his summer palace ranks as the top tourist site. “Old Fritz” despised women, talked philosophy with Voltaire for hours on end, loved playing his flute and adored his pet dogs so…
Pernik, Bulgaria – A Brisk winter Walk – #saturdayslideshow
Travel to the places that don’t make it into most magazines or guidebooks is usually much more interesting and exciting than reading about Bali or Boracay from yet another person who has ‘discovered it’. Certainly I didn’t discover Pernik, but it was a pleasure to get to see it in this way. We woke up…
Doing Rome on the Cheap and on the Fly
You can do Rome on the cheap. First, when you take a quick 3-day vacation to see a city, you should have these three goals.
Northern Italy Sky
Northern Italy Sky I’ve been many places but there are few that have the same kind of sky as Northern Italy. There is something truly magnificent and magic about the color and the texture of the sky there. My photo can’t describe it but if you’ve seen it, you know exactly what I mean.
Off the Beaten Track in Paris – Get your Baton in Gear!
The City of Light is full of wonderful hidden gems; you just need to know where to find them.
How Not To Enjoy World Travel – Part 2
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.
Sleeping with Ghosts – London’s Georgian House Hotel
The ghosts of children and old men seem friendly and the breakfast is fantastic at this haunted London hotel. The price is right too.
Arriving in Rome – Scaring the Indians
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.