Photo of the gorgeous Europa in the Tall Ships race at Waterford, Ireland.
Cork, Ireland I recently attended a Bloomsday celebration. It was organized by Moray of Mutantspace.ie and it was lovely! We listened to readings of passages from Ulysses, were entertained by traditional Irish songs that had been featured in the book, and enjoyed a Joycean meal of red wine, gorgonzola, and bread. (In previous years they'd …
Featured photo: Luxor Temple
Luxor, Egypt Known in ancient times as Thebes, Luxor has two major temples that have survived into modern times: Karnak and Luxor. Quite the light show. Quite the people show, too! We visited Karnak Temple during the day and Luxor Temple at night. We were a bit rushed in both places, as we were …
Featured photo: Celtic cross
A beautiful grave marker in Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Piadina in Pesaro.
Pesaro, Italy When we visited Dario's family in Pesaro they took us out for a dinner of piadina, a typical food from the region. It's half-way between a burrito and a panino: a tortilla-like flatbread filled with meat and cheese and other toppings. Piadina. Mmmm!
Paris, France A simple photo of a lovely, well-posed rose in the garden behind Notre Dame. Thank you, lovely rose. You are more graceful than I could have hoped!
Featured photo: Cork heron
Cork, Ireland While walking along the River Lee today, I had the good fortune to spy a heron who was less shy than usual. In the background is the Holy Trinity Church (some interior shots can be found here.) As I only had the wee camera on me, I was not up to any fancy …
Featured photo: Cave Duck!
Pertosa, Italy The Pertosa Caves (Grotte di Pertosa), also known as, the Angel Caves of Pertosa, takes a while to reach if you're coming from Naples. Still, it can be a fun afternoon trip, driving through the southern Italian countryside, especially if you are a cave geek, like me. Despite being a commercial cave (vs. …
Tangier, Morocco Getting ready to write up a guest post for Amanda at Marocmama.com. Going through my photos of Tangier, I came across a few pics of one of my most guffaw-inducing moments. Rachid snuck up behind me and caught me in the act of being juvenile. Dario is amused. I cannot figure …
Featured photo: Vietnamese puppy!
Adorable puppy pulls on a child’s shirt despite all attempts at seriousness.
Featured photo: Venus of Malta
Photograph of the Venus of Malta and information on other attractions in the area.
Featured photo: all roads lead to… Spain?
Bienvenido! …and here I was hoping to go to Cambodia via albatross. Pfft, Europe is so limiting!
Featured photo: Essaouria, Morocco
Essaouria, Morocco This photo was taken by Phil of Phil in the Blank and How to Draw Camels. (He inspired me to take a sketch pad and some pencils to Morocco.) Beautiful scene! Medina in Essaouira, Morocco. Phil has this to say about the photo: "Called the 'windiest city in Africa,' the walls of the …
Love Note from the Sahara
Erg Chebbi, Morocco I took a nap under a palm tree yesterday. I was missing my honey, so I wrote his name in the sand and took a picture. When I woke up I spied a beetle (jokingly called "4×4"s by the locals) and snapped another photo.
Featured Photo: Morocco desert gallery
Moroccan desert These photos were taken by Frazer Waller on his trip to Morocco. He has many more, but he obligingly created a short gallery of desert dunes (and camel!) photos for me to feature while I'm away… playing in the dunes! They are gorgeous pics and are really adding to my anticipation of the …
Featured photo: New Zealand Kea
Mount Cook, New Zealand This photo was taken by my friend, Dave, who recently visited New Zealand. He graciously gave me permission to publish it in support of the Blog4NZ event. Beautiful bird! Here's what Dave says about the photo: "Photo of a Kea (the world's only high altitude parrot) at the base …
Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade
ps: Wrote a short article for Examiner.com – "St. Patrick's Day: Bigger, better, and greener than ever." pps: A friend of mine just hipped me to this hilarious website: Paddy, Not Patty.
Featured photo: Ethiopian shepherd children
Bale Mountains, Ethiopia The closest I've come to visiting Ethiopia is changing planes in Addis Ababa on my way from Italy to Tanzania. (Well, and eating at an incredible Ethiopian restaurant in Rome.) Janet from Journalist On The Run, however, actually spent some time there. When I asked if she had some photos she'd like …