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. […]

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. […]

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 […]