As pretty as they say it is.
A perfect long weekend destination for a winter retreat. Colorful and charming.
Settled by the seven chieftains of the Magyars in the first century, this land and city has been destroyed and rebuilt countless times. While similar to Prague in terms of two sides with river, bridges, boats and palace, it felt a little more "Soviet" and more poor than Prague but with better food.
Such a pretty city Prague is! More than 50 cathedrals and churches of note. Though our tour guide said many have been re-purposed for non-religious uses. She also said that 34% of Czechs self-report no religion.
Sophistication, old and new. Great food. Will have to return one day to take in the art galleries.
An annual event that is always fun.
Surprisingly mountainous. Even more delicious than expected. We covered a fair amount of ground in Andalusia.
An awesome history that I never before knew. A secular, yet still Islamic-modest, culture I haven't before encountered. Food I want to eat every day! Accommodating, warm people, some of whom simply want to practice their English, much to my relief, having difficulty myself learning even the don't be-an-American-tourist basics.
Costa Rica had been on my list for far too long. Everyone had great reports of their vacations there. I agree--beaches and volcanoes, a wonderful country! During a short trip on 2012, I barely scratched the surface.
Darwin's Epiphany: A UNESCO World Heritage site located 600 miles west of the coast of Ecuador, the islands are a protected area that is home to many unique species.
I rescued Trinity from a Jersey City shelter Christmas 2006. "Melissa" was her pound name. I renamed her "Trinity" in the spirit of Hope, Faith and Charity, not after the Matrix movie character.
Taking good care of Trinity resulted in a far less carefree, spontaneous lifestyle than I had been living. Yet, I love her, to no end.
She is a chow-chow mix--very mixed. She is getting up there in age but in good health. albeit a little overweight at 60+ lbs. But aren't we all?