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Monserrate Palace, Sintra Dec 2019

A less visited but still beautiful palace in Sintra is the Monserrate Palace.  This palace surrounded by beautiful gardens is a blend of Arabic, Gothic,

Europe

Pena Palace, Sintra Dec 2019

Sintra in Portugal became one of the first places to exemplify a new architectural style during the period of Romanticism in the 18th and 19th

Europe

Quinta de Regaleira Dec 2019

Happy 2020 everyone!  The first post of the year will be on one of my favorite places in Portugal 😃 Not far from Sintra Village

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National Palace of Sintra Dec 2019

Bright and early today, I head out to Sintra on the Portuguese Riviera about half an hour west of Lisbon.  Sintra is the epitome of

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Belem, Lisbon Dec 2019

To the west of central Lisbon is Belem, home to the rich seafaring Portuguese heritage.  This is where the great voyageurs of the 15th century

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Lisbon Dec 2019

It must have been a good 20 years since I was last in Lisbon.  To be honest, I didn’t think much of it back then

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Hronsek Church July 2019

About a 40-min drive northeast is the wooden articled Hronsek Church made an UNESCO World Heritage Site together with seven other wooden churches of the

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Banska Stiavnica July 2019

This morning I headed east to the medieval town of Banska Stiavnica, often called Silver Town, about 2 hours drive from Bratislava.  Bankska Stiavnica is

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Bratislava July 2019

From Bosnia in the Balkans, I continued my summer adventures to Slovakia in central Europe, formerly part of Czechoslovakia.  During the 5th and 6th century,

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Mostar & Pearls of Herzegovina July 2019

Early in the morning, I headed southwest towards Mostar which is about a 2-hour drive from Sarajevo.  Mostar is probably the best known city in

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Jajce & Travnik July 2019

This morning I ventured to Jajce and Travnik in northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovnia.  Jajce is about a 3-hour drive from Sarajevo and has been the

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Sarajevo July 2019

From Slovenia, I travel to another Balkan state formerly part of Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, often known in short as just Bosnia.  Like its neighbors,

Europe

Piran July 2019

About 90 minutes drive from Ljubljana is Piran, a Venetian seaside town in southwestern Slovenia, which was part of Italy until the end of WWII. 

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Danse Macabre of Hrastovlje July 2019

On our way to the Venetian seaside town of Piran, we stopped at a small church in Hrastovlje which has a very special fresco.  Holy

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Slovenia Landscape Photography July 2019

Accompanied by Polish landscape photographer Piotr Skrzypiec who is based in Slovenia, I embarked on my short journey around Slovenia.  We went from the beguiling

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