I was seated at an old wooden table, in one of the proverbial, European open, road-side cafes. The evening was now dark, chilly and breezy, with persistent, musical sounding rain. Equipped with only a light jacket, I was happy for this warm, sheltered space. My apartment was at least a thirty-minute walk across the windy … Continue reading Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.
As I prepared for my travel to Eastern Europe last month, I began looking for interesting places in Prague and Budapest. Searching travel blogs and reviews, I came across two unusual write-ups. They intrigued me sufficiently for me to decide that Vyserhad and Attila’s Mound were places I would definitely visit. Even as I was … Continue reading A Slice Of Foreign Life
If you are an urban dweller with little exposure to the wilderness, most likely you will jump out of your own skin. In fact, I suspect many readers won't be able to make it past this headline. Seeing a large, orange frog clinging to the walls is disorienting to say the least. The protected species … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Found Frogs On Your Wall?
I stepped out tired and disoriented from Manchester Airport. The information desk helpfully directed me towards the railway station, but urged me to rush. If I missed the train I wanted, the next one wouldn’t be for a couple of hours. It was already past 8 pm and I had been travelling for a day … Continue reading “Don’t talk to Strangers!” – Really?