Tunica County and the Mississippi Delta Blues

Mississippi Delta Blues mural naming the musicians' hometowns in Mississippi. Thanks to Central BarBQ in Memphis. On an unplanned swing south into Mississippi from Memphis, we drove around as you might walk around [...]

Marais Mansions of Paris: A neighborhood walking tour

It’s not that the Marais neighborhood of Paris is new or anything. Its heyday was from the 16-18th Centuries. But for being so close to the main tourist routes of central Paris, it has a [...]

By | 2017-11-28T20:59:39+00:00 August 28, 2017|Arts and Culture, Europe, France, History Travel|7 Comments

Top Shore Excursions on Viking’s Rhine River Cruise

Along the middle Rhine River, great views from our Viking ship In May this year we sailed the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland, north to Amsterdam with Viking River Cruises. Amazingly, this is [...]

What’s New in Florence Museums?

Changing exhibits, illuminated texts, mummy hands, and musical instruments are just some of our new discoveries in Florence. I never feel like I've seen it all, and I never feel like leaving this ever-evolving city.

Three Surprises in Cuba: What We Learned from Cuban People

Sunrise from our 4th floor Casa Particular, Central Havana In Cienfuegos, Cuba, on the fourth day of our tour, our guides Román and Jorge told us they had a surprise for us. Earlier [...]

Shanghai: A Tour of China’s Accelerated City

Watching Shanghai's accelerated growth, as seen from the World Financial Center (the bottle opener) with the striking Jin Mao Tower in the foreground. Shanghai is frequently described as the New York City of [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:22:33+00:00 December 5, 2016|Arts and Culture, Asia, China, History Travel|6 Comments

The Terra Cotta Army, Xian, China

This is pit one, which has been about half excavated, and about 2000 warriors out of an estimated 6000 have been reconstructed. Some heads are missing, They used to carry bronze and wooden weapons, [...]