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 […]

Wandering Augsburg – Part One

City of Fugger, and of Gold- and Silversmiths – the lasting influence of one family. Here I thought that Augsburg was going to be just another boring city…. Wrong! When Jackson, my friend and fellow seminary-graduate came to visit from Hong-Kong, sightseeing Augsburg was one of the requests.  I don’t regret having gone there. There […]

Wandering About Around Christmas

We were spoiled with mild weather until mid-November.  Trees were still dressed in different shades of gold, red and brown.  It was so mild that my neighbor’s magnolia tree was starting to bud with new life, just as confused as the rest of nature! Suddenly temperatures dropped and we had to bundle up. That wasn’t […]

Wandering Antwerp and Family Fun

While spending time with my grandchildren, I took out a couple of hours to visit my long-time friend, Lia. We went into the heart of Antwerp, the second largest city in Belgium.  We wandered its Medieval streets and decided to catch up over lunch at a 16th. Century restaurant called “Het Hofke”(The Little Garden). Renovated but respecting […]

Wandering Mantova

This post comes with apologies for the delay, as the past weeks were filled with last-minute revisions to my upcoming book Hijacked! Idols in Disguise, and the launch of a faith course for the surrounding area. Mantua, Lombardy We made our way to Mantua under a steel-gray sky,  It was jus one of those days […]