Category Archives: Europe

Subterranean Naples

Anyone who knows me knows I have a wanderlust. There are even books written about my travel adventures. My latest voyage took me to six countries in and around the Mediterranean, including two I’d never been to before. One of … Continue reading

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Sam’s Ses Challenge #13: Water

Welcome to this week’s Sam’s Ses Challenge. Every weekend, Sam and I pick a word or phrase as the theme for the week. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to post something Ses-related that you think fits … Continue reading

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The Views From Mount Vesuvius

Mount Vesuvius has to be one of the most famous volcanoes on Earth. Of course, what it’s most famous for is the destruction of the Roman town of Pompeii (and four other towns) in AD79. The views from the top … Continue reading

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Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome

The UNESCO World Heritage area of Rome is awash with famous and dramatic sights and buildings, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Vatican (which, strictly speaking, is a city within a city), the Forum, the Trevi Fountain… the list … Continue reading

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South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey, Wales

Built above the cliffs on the tiny rugged islet of Ynys Lawd (South Stack), there’s no denying that South Stack Lighthouse commands a breathtaking location. Yet as with all lighthouses, South Stack’s positioning was determined by necessity, in this case … Continue reading

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Slieve League Sea Cliffs, Ireland

There’s only one word to describe the cliffs at Slieve League in County Donegal: Breathtaking. At almost 2000 feet high, they are among the highest sea cliffs in the World. On a windy day, like when I visited, it feels … Continue reading

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Pop Music Nostalgia in Tallinn’s DM Baar, Estonia

I love music. All sorts of music. So a bar dedicated to a single band was something I had to see. Not that I had much choice, since the band in question is Rich’s favourite: Depeche Mode. The original DM … Continue reading

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