Ancient Turtle

A visitor is reflected in the glass that protects the fossil of a turtle, roughly 45 million years old, on display at the Messel Pit (German: ‘Grube Messel’) exhibition hall, just southeast of Frankfurt, Sep.2. 18 more words


Wandering with the Deer in Nara

While staying in Kyoto we took a local train to Nara to visit a temple with one of the world’s largest Buddha statues. The Eastern Great Temple or Tōdai-ji is located in a complex a short walk from the train station. 209 more words


First Impressions Are Everything | Tallinn, Estonia

A stroll through the Old Town in Tallinn is one of life’s many great pleasures. It’s charming, steeped in history and simply stunning.

The towering churches, cobbled streets and colorful facades are a sight to behold. 465 more words


Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley

The monastery of Geghard contains a number of churches and tombs, most of them cut into the rock, which illustrate the very peak of… 163 more words


Meet me in San Luis (Potosi)

San Luis Potosi was never on any of our travel plans, probably up until the day prior to us leaving Zacatecas.

So why were we now on yet another bus (thankfully only a 3 hour trip) headed to this UNESCO listed colonial city of over 700,000 people? 1,038 more words


The Journey to School

It’s Labor Day, a.k.a. the last glorious day of freedom before teachers and students return to school, so really I should be on a beach somewhere sipping on a summery cocktail and such, but instead I’m finding myself working today to get my life in order and ready for the school year to begin.  189 more words


Prambanan Temple Compounds

Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the… 138 more words