Monthly Archives: July 2016

Boscastle Harbour, Cornwall, 12 Years After The Floods

The craggy Cornish coast is littered with tight rocky inlets and narrow river mouths. One of the most famous is at Boscastle, where the River Valency carves its confined route to the ocean. Boscastle Harbour is a beautiful, rugged spot … Continue reading

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Climbing An Ancient Mayan Pyramid at Coba, Mexico

Abandoned for almost half a millennia, Coba (or Cobá)  was once one of the most important cities of the Mayan Empire. But since the Spanish conquest nearly 500 years ago, this ancient city has slowly succumbed to the stranglehold of … Continue reading

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The Funiculars of Valparaiso, Chile

funicular /few-nik-yoo-ler/ adj. (of a railway, esp. on a mountainside) operating by cable with ascending and descending cars counterbalanced – Oxford Compact English Dictionary The Chilean Pacific seaport of Valparaiso, The City of Steps, has been recognised as a UNESCO … Continue reading

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Serengeti Great Migration!

What’s Kathleen got in her hand? A copy of the recently re-published Jaspa’s Journey: The Great Migration, of course. But look more closely. Because the real question should be Where are Kathleen and her book? Amazingly, the answer is: In … Continue reading

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Fin del Mundo: The End of the World

As signs go, this one was pretty memorable… This post was inspired by the photo theme of  Signs from Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. If you’re the sort of person that loves visiting unique places on your travels, why not sign … Continue reading

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is perhaps Florence’s most famous landmark. And that’s really saying something considering the entire heart of this beautiful Tuscan city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite being the oldest bridge in Florence (and the … Continue reading

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