Visiting The City Of Belgrade

The Belgrade Fortress Any Visit to Belgrade, Serbia should start with the Belgrade Fortress. Today it is a huge complex that consists of the old citadel (Upper and Lower Town) the Kalemegdan Park (Great and Little Kalemegdan) occupying high ground above the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. The fortress constitutes the historical centerContinue reading “Visiting The City Of Belgrade”

Places To Visit In Bulgaria

The Belogradchik Rocks About 230 million years ago, tectonic platres were folding to create the Balkan Mountains and elevating the region of Belogradchik. Later the region became the floor of a shallow sea littered with enormous quantities of gravel, sand and clay. The sediment piled up and gradually became thicker layers of this conglomeration withContinue reading “Places To Visit In Bulgaria”

Franz Kafka, Prague’s Favorite Son

Prague seems to not just celebrate the life of Franz Kafka but to embrace his sense of the bizarre found in his writings. One popular attraction in the city is a giant rotating head of Franz Kafka made of a coil of polished stainless steel. Kafka t-shirts are also a popular item in the touristContinue reading “Franz Kafka, Prague’s Favorite Son”

Dancing House Prague

On the Rašín Embankment on the Vltava River in Prague stands “The Dancing House”, sometimes referred to by its nickname Fred and Ginger. The structure is so unique that the building is recognized around the world. It was erected on the site of a building destroyed by the U.S. bombing of Prague in World WarContinue reading “Dancing House Prague”

The Prague Astronomical Clock

Visiting Old Town Prague In The Czech Republic In the center of Old Town Prague on the face of the medieval town hall is a truly remarkable clock. Its origins date back to the year 1410 AD when the city was the capital of the Czech Republic. The Prague Astronomical Clock is the third-oldest astronomicalContinue reading “The Prague Astronomical Clock”

Prague (Praha), The Czech Republic

Peddle boats fill the river throughout the day on the weekend. Our first day in Prague and we’re overwhelmed. Mazes of cobblestone streets, castles and churches around every corner with layers of amazing gardens climbing the hillsides. In the evening at dusk people are drawn to the river as if it’s a celebration of anotherContinue reading “Prague (Praha), The Czech Republic”

The Lennon Wall Prague

The John Lennon Wall Prague (With 3 Ns Not 2) John Lennon was and is a hero in Prague – even though John himself never visited Prague in his life. In Mala Strana, near the French Embassy, you’ll still find the John Lennon Wall. The wall that is nothing special has been named Lennon´s sinceContinue reading “The Lennon Wall Prague”

Remembering D-Day & Visiting The Normandy Beaches

  The Beaches of Normandy, France The Normandy landings were the landing operations and associated airborne operations of 6 June 1944. The Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord often referred to as D-Day was the largest seaborne invasion in world history. The operation began the liberation of France along with western Europe. Should your travel plans bring you to the western coast of France orContinue reading “Remembering D-Day & Visiting The Normandy Beaches”

The Foundations Of English America

The United States has always been a country strongly influenced by English culture and heritage. While early exploration and colonization of the New World was dominated by Spain, with major outposts established in the Caribbean and Florida, England wanted a foothold in this New World. In April 1606 King James I of England chartered TheContinue reading “The Foundations Of English America”

The Legend of RMS Titanic

Places Where The Legend Lives On… In the annals of travel there have been a number of great tragedies. The Hindenburg Disaster The air disaster at Tenerife The Vegas hotel fire The Tsunami at Ao Nang, Thailand Along with a number of ocean liner sinking disasters that include; The Lusitania The Andrea Doria The CostaContinue reading “The Legend of RMS Titanic”