Rouen, France

Posted by Pat on October 3, 2019 in Travel |

October 2-3, 2019 Walking Rouen has all the makings of meeting a fantastic, memorable city. It seems to have it all: history, architecture, parks, squares, cathedrals, and cafes. And brazen little sparrows who clean up you croissant crumbs while I enjoy a coffee. I am definitely putting Rouen on my list of favorite cities. There […]

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I Hate Travel Lists – So Here Is Mine

Posted by Pat on September 19, 2019 in Travel |

Part Three Mexico City, September 2019 INDIFERENCIA ES COMPLICIDAD For a jolt to one’s system,

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I Hate Travel Lists – So Here Is Mine

Posted by Pat on September 18, 2019 in Travel |

Part Two Mexico City, September 2019 No one can visit Mexico City and not spend quality time with two of Mexico’s most famous personages and artists:  Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Cortés first settled and built his home within the neighborhood of Coyoacán. But is not Cortés which draws visitors, but the neighborhood’s most famous residents: 

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I Hate Travel Lists – So Here Is Mine

Posted by Pat on September 17, 2019 in Travel |

Part One Mexico City, September 2019 I follow travel blogs and podcasts enough to know there is little originality in lists.  For decades, I have wanted to visit Mexico City. Though I traveled several times to the Yucatan and along the west coast of Mexico, I never made it to the “big city.” I’ve had […]

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Love Road Trips

Posted by Pat on August 30, 2019 in Travel |

August 2019 Love road trips. Even rural areas of Iowa look good when driving free and easy down America’s “super highways.” I recognize a lot of cities and towns; family roots appear around many corners and corn fields. My favorite finds were:

Bulgarian Cousins to Transylvanian Szeklers

Posted by Pat on June 8, 2019 in Travel |

8 June 2019 “We Szekelys have a right to be proud, for in our veins flows the blood of many brave races who fought as the lion fights, for lordship. Here, in the whirlpool of European races…What devil or what witch was ever so great as Attila, whose blood is in these veins?…Is it a […]

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Castles and Cities of Danube Bend

Posted by Pat on June 8, 2019 in Travel |

7 June 2019 I really have no desire to leave lovely Budapest. A cafe and beer along the Danube beckons. But, for someone who loves fortresses and medieval castles, a trip to Visegrád is a must. Just 25 miles north of Budapest, at the very center of the Danube Bend, lies King Matthias’ Royal Palace. An […]

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