Jetsetting

My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

It all sounds very theatrical but I did return to Galway, and oh my, how it had changed in seven years. On my most recent visit to Ireland, I had been twice before, so the third time was an absolute charm- especially in Galway. I was exploring the west coast of Ireland, traveling up from… Continue reading My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

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Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

This is where it all began for me, my love for Eastern Europe! Prior to visiting the charming city of Krakow, I had just explored Prague and Warsaw. Both were beautiful cities with great history, but it was old town Krakow that did it for me. The moment that I stepped into the market square,… Continue reading Charming Old Town Krakow, Poland | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

"We are also going to a sand castle!" is all my friend said when we were exploring northern Jordan, close to the Iraq border. At one point, I saw a sign that we were 300 km (186 miles) to the Iraq border and was a little surprised because I had no idea which direction we… Continue reading Quseir Amra – A UNESCO World Heritage Site| Discovering Jordan

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Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

The first time I saw the Old Stone Bridge of Mostar was a photo from an American backpacker that I met in Czech Republic many years ago. I could not help but feel that traveler's pull in my core when I saw the beauty of the stone bridge arched over the turquoise Neretva River. If… Continue reading Stari Most in Mostar – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

There are many things that come to mind when one thinks of Amsterdam. I know for me it was initially the Anne Frank House, Van Gough Museum, the red light district, smoking pot in coffee houses and the canals. I have done all of those including more in Amsterdam but we will focus on their… Continue reading Amsterdam’s Canal Ring – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering the Netherlands

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Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

There are a multitude of articles and blogs written about this mysterious UNESCO World Heritage Site that I figured I would write on my two experiences of visiting Stonehenge. Yes, I have been there twice and not because I loved it so much. Both times I visited Stonehenge it was part of a day tour… Continue reading Stonehenge Experience – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering England

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Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Hello from Orkney Islands! Visiting the Orkney Islands was quite the journey for me during my second visit to Scotland. These remote islands are an archipelago at the tip of northeastern Scotland and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I believe that if you really wanted to visit this location, you would really have… Continue reading Orkney Islands – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Finding myself at Hadrian's Wall was a long time coming, as I had been wanting to walk along this ancient wall for almost 30 years. Even though I had been to England many times over, I had never made it to Hadrian's Wall. So when I saw got a glance at the Roman Wall, walked… Continue reading Hadrians Wall – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

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Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

Bundled up in a heavy wool coat, furry snow boots and my Banana Republic teal beanie, I stepped off the metro in search of Deoksugung Palace. It was brisk Mid-December morning in Seoul and there was a sheet of powdery snow on the ground. This was my first time in Seoul as well as my… Continue reading Seoul’s Deoksugung Palace | Exploring South Korea

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The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

Approaching the small charming seaport town of Cobh, one would not realize the historic importance it had played in the last centuries. It seems to be a typical seaside town in Ireland, small and unassuming. There is one road going in that hugs the sea and when you look up, you note the colorful structures… Continue reading The Historic Seaport Town of Cobh | Exploring Ireland

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The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of Europe's earliest distilled beverages. So visiting whiskey bars and distilleries while touring the Emerald Isle, should always be included. I have… Continue reading The Jameson Experience | Whiskey Tasting in Midleton, Cork, Ireland

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Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

Oh, show me the way to the next whiskey bar. Oh don't ask why. No don't ask why. - Jim Morrison Whiskey has been tied with the Irish culture for centuries, with the word "whiskey" having Gaelic roots. Some of the first recordings of Irish whiskey dates back to 1405 and it is one of… Continue reading Jameson Distillery – Bow St | Whiskey Tasting in Dublin, Ireland

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Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

After reading about the splendor and grandeur of Blenheim Palace, I wanted to see it for myself. Over the years that I had been to England, I could never find a day tour that took me to Blenheim Palace until most recently. I drive very well on the American side of the road, but driving… Continue reading Blenheim Palace – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring England

Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

The United Kingdom is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. I have been traveling to London time after time since 2009, and am not done yet. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and am always excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

I have visited London time after time since 2009, and I am not done yet. In fact, Great Britain is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. For over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and I am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

The Grand Cafe | Luxurious Dining in Minsk, Belarus

The Grand CafĂ© in Minsk, Belarus was so very grand! This luxurious and sumptuous restaurant was one of the most beautiful old world dining establishments of its kind, that I have been to in Eastern Europe. One of my other favorite grand cafes was Gundel Restaurant in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Minsk, Belarus -… Continue reading The Grand Cafe | Luxurious Dining in Minsk, Belarus

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Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Budva, Montenegro- Traveling six weeks through Eastern Europe and the Balkans gave me many opportunities to eat at well reknown restaurants. In Budapest there was Gundel and Gerbeaud, in Zagreb it was Agave, and in Budva it was Jardan Kod Krsta. Greetings from Kod Krsta! For four decades, Jardan Kod Krsta, a family run restaurant… Continue reading Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Yes, this is part two of my food journal while in Ireland on a two week solo journey. There are more food journals! I love Ireland, and have been to the Emerald Isle three times since 2011. I have a deep fondness for the food, the drink, the landscapes, and the culture of Ireland. Greetings… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit and have visited three times since 2011. My love for Ireland was there even before I had a DNA test done, and found out that I have a wee dram of Irish blood in me. I am sure that is where my love for gin,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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My Flashback Food Memories in Ireland

I have been taking food photos before it became popular. Way back to the days when it was not trendy, and several friends as well as on-lookers made fun of me. I recall one of the first times that I was recording what I ate, it was a plate of Fish and Chips in Salem,… Continue reading My Flashback Food Memories in Ireland