Above the Alfama and the Cathedral, the Castle of São Jorge (St. George) dominates Lisbon’s cityscape. We wandered up that way in the later afternoon to explore and in short: the extensive castle grounds are amazing and well worth a visit. The castle has everything you could want: pretty courtyards with plenty of shady benches from… Read More Dominating the View: Castelo de São Jorge
The pull of the Croatian islands is strong. If you look at a map the coastline is glittering with fetching little neighbors. So, when you make your way down to Dubrovnik’s small port, the lure of various islands, with their expensive boat trips will be hard to resist. But may I suggest, as a counterpoint to Dubrovnik’s slick… Read More Lokrum is Dubrovnik’s low-key Neighbor with 100% more Peacocks
I went up to Assisi a few weeks ago. And I ask you, why would I show you shots of the gorgeous Umbrian countryside like these: When instead I could show you ridiculous animal sculptures like these!: Or indisputable evidence of the immortality of olive trees?: Assisi is magical, Umbria wins.
Special weekend post! So, the last few days have been busy, busy with finishing my chapter, but I’ve still managed to knock out a couple more places on the Lonely Planet Rome List. The other day I went up to the Villa Giulia which is at the edge of the Villa Borghese, up in the… Read More Conquering the Lonely Planet Rome List: the Villa Giulia