Warsaw Barbican Fortress

Wandering Warsaw – Poland

In June of last year, I received a call from my nephew in Poland that my brother was gravely ill. I made travel arrangements in all haste. I had been to Poland only once before about six years ago. At that time, my brother and I visited  WW II Majdanek concentration camp. My stopover was […]

Hong Kong from Promontory

Wandering Through Central Hong Kong

First post of  2018; just so you know, my January has 32 days! Downtown Hong Kong Jackson walked me to different downtown areas where old meshed with new. Just when I thought there was no more room for construction, we came upon a large rejuvenation project that took up the better part of a city […]

Wandering into 2018!

  I want to thank all of you who have accompanied me on my travel journeys right through 2017.  Thank you for stopping by; for sharing my cultural experiences with others and for faithfully following my adventures. In the new year I would like to increase the posts to twice monthly, that’s providing continued (slow-paced) […]

Repusle Bay Beach

Wandering Ma Wan – Hong Kong Islands

When two of my Chinese fellow seminarians invited me over, I couldn’t see my way clear. Both insisted I should come. Not to worry, they would take care of all travel arrangements. I am after all their Italian Mama! It was a last-minute spontaneous plan and I soon embarked on an intensive, action-packed 10-day trip. […]

Wandering Ancient Rome

With our Roma Pass, we traipsed three days all over ancient Rome. The pass allows speedier access through a separate entrance at the archeological sites, without having to wait in the long line-ups. The pass also grants additional entrance discounts and free public transport. We took the three-day pass, which suited our purpose. Wandering Back […]

Castel Satn'Angelo

Wandering Castel Sant’Angelo

Hadrian’s Mausoleum Hadrian’s last resting place proves to be an unassailable fortress that over the centuries withstood wars and incursions. Over time the Mausoleum came to be known as Castel Sant’Angelo. Castel Sant’Angelo The most poignant story about the castle dates from the late 6th, early 7th Centuries. Rome lies in ruins, the city is […]

Wandering the Seven Hills of Rome

The first four days of our 10-day trip we stayed at an apartment, about a ten minutes walk from the nearest metro station and a couple of blocks from a bus stop. It was ideal. We arrived early afternoon. Aside from an unexpected and gruelling, fast-paced 3-hour tour by our landlord, we had had in […]

Wandering Vatican City

Last I was in Rome as an adult was 20-25 years ago. I have no memories of visiting the Vatican; there are so many other historical buildings and locations to see that the Vatican wasn’t really on my radar. This time however I wanted a Vatican experience. My friend wished to celebrate her 60th. birthday […]