The history of the wooden churches which dot the villages of north ...
As most American school kids can tell you, the biggest office building ...
There’s not really a lot to say about sunset photos, except you ...
A bit of color in a gray city. We walked for a ...
Horses are a pretty big deal in Hungary, especially out on the ...
The short visit to Belgrade, Serbia, as part of our Viking River Cruise, was a bit unsatisfying. To get to the bottom of Belgrade, one would need a lot more time. For on the surface, it’s gray. Even on a sunny day, the city doesn’t offer itself up easily. We ate in a recommended restaurant, […]
We get asked a lot about what we carry on the road. Most people are astonished by how little we carry–a roll on and a backpack each. But, we tell our questioners, we could get away with less if Tom weren’t carrying 13 kilograms (28 pounds) of camera gear and if Kris weren’t carrying about […]
I have driven is many countries. And there are many I would never drive in. And then there’s Romania. It’s so wacky, it’s even a little funny.
The history of the wooden churches which dot the villages of north western Romania is an interesting one. Maramures, as the region is called, is primarily an Orthodox, or Greek, Christian enclave. But while the region was under the domination of the Roman Catholic Austria-Hungarian Empire from the 17th to 19th Centuries, the Orthodox were […]
The trade show for this travel conference was noisy. Really noisy, and placed in the center of the main floor lobby of our hosting hotel, Evenia Olympic Palace, in Lloret del Mar, Spain. When Jaume Marin stepped away from the mayhem to talk with us, he had to first reassure his little daughter, who stopped […]
Instead of visiting the popular Croatian coast area as we’d planned (or, more precisely, casually envisioned), we spent a day on the opposite side of the country. The east of Croatia reaches the Danube River and features broad flat plains of agricultural land. We arrived in this part of the world via Viking River Cruise’s […]
As most American school kids can tell you, the biggest office building in the world is the Pentagon. As any Romanian–school kid or not–can tell you, the second biggest office building in the world is the Parliament Palace in Bucharest. Now, when you Google “largest office building in the world” you can come up with […]
There’s not really a lot to say about sunset photos, except you just hang around and watch the sun go down over the river and hold real still and shoot lots of frames and one of them will probably turn out ok…if nature cooperates and your window on your boat on the Viking river boat […]
A bit of color in a gray city. We walked for a couple of hours around the center of Belgrade, Serbia before coming upon the Saborna Church, a Serbian Orthodox gem just up the hill from the Danube. We’d visited the new Saint Sava church, which is under construction and is now pretty much only […]
Horses are a pretty big deal in Hungary, especially out on the great fertile plains (puszta) of southern Hungary. On a side trip from our float down the Danube with Viking River Cruises, we visited this horse farm for a display of traditional training of and uses for horses. Horses–and cowboys–have been part of Hungarian […]