Wandering Coimbra – Beira

Day 3. Smoke filled the air as we motored on to Coimbra. The closer we came to the city, the more ominous the smoke became. On the way we could see how fire had ravaged parts of the forest. We knew about the forest fires prior to our departure. The worst seemed to have passed. […]

Évora Sé Cathedral Side View

Wandering Évora – Alentejo

Day 2. The Old Town of Évora is a captivating UNESCO World Heritage Site that will delight any architecture and history buff. I am only highlighting a few of the sites; there is so much more to see and explore, which our limited time didn’t allow. Roman Temple The Roman Temple of Diana is the […]

Faro - Se Cathedral Mosaics

Wandering through Faro and Beja – Portugal

Portugal was my first experience travelling with a pre-arranged package that included flights, car rental, hotels with half board. My recently widowed touring friend, was travelling solo for the first time. She asked whether I’d be interested in joining her and I accepted right away. Her late husband’s travel agency had t taken care of […]

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 […]