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 […]

Wandering through Childhood Rome

  After an almost 1 1/2 year hiatus, here I am again.  With several projects on the go, besides work and ministry, I needed to give those my full attention.  Now I’m semi-retired and will be using my blogs to generate residual income, while at the same time celebrating sights and sounds on my wanderings. […]

Wandering Lindau, Bavaria

Last May, my Italian relatives and I decided on a day trip to Lindau on Lake Constance, Bodensee in German. Ever allergic to highways, I took the pastoral route. Although 45 minutes longer, the scenery was well worth the detour. Peaceful meadows, valleys and zig-zagging roads showed off their colourful palette. The landscape was dotted […]

Wandering Wiblingen Abbey Library

Apologies are in order to my visiting friends who expressed interest about the Wiblingen Abbey.  Having seen the Abbey before, I wasn’t overly impressed comparing it to others who were more remarkable. Roggenburg Abbey is, in my opinion, architecturally and artistically much richer. At the time I was at Wiblingen however, university of Ulm students […]

Convalescing in Revire (Arnad) – Aosta Valley (Italy)

This post comes very late; the reason will become clear as your read further. I had decided to stay off highways from start to finish. Despite the 535 km total distance, I made little headway; there were another six hours to go, mainly due to the many speed restrictions. Chur – Switzerland After driving for […]

Wandering Augsburg – Part 3

In a previous post we left off at St. Anna’s Church – where one of the key documents of the Reformation came to be: the Augsburg Confession, presented to the Holy Roman Emperor at the Diet of Augsburg on June 25, 1530. It consisted of 28 articles of faith, which became the foundational document of […]