In the Medieval City of Siena: “The” Piazza and a Fortezza

Spotting the contrade while walking in the streets of the historic center of Siena was a fun way to explore the Tuscan city. But, of course, we had “bigger” sights to discover. And as always,… Continue reading

In the Medieval City of Siena: Spotting the Contrade and More

A weekend in the medieval Tuscan city of Siena. A city well-known for the Palio horse race in the Piazza del Campo, brought to the big screen by the Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.… Continue reading

Postcards and Stories from Milan: Ago, Filo e Nodo

Just outside the Cadorna station in Milan, is a beautiful, unique two-part sculpture – Ago, Filo e Nodo i.e. Needle, Thread and Knot. It was one of the first “attractions” of Milan that… Continue reading

A Promenade in Luxembourg: Vallée de la Pétrusse

Our morning promenade of discovery in Luxembourg had been remarkable, and we were eager to resume the journey. It was time for a stroll in the gorgeous Vallée de la Pétrusse. As we descended… Continue reading

Postcards and Stories from Milan: Monumento ai Caduti

The war memorial, the Monumento ai Caduti, also known as Tempio della Vittoria, is situated a short walk away from the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. This beautiful monument was closed to the public when… Continue reading

Postcards and Stories from Milan: Arco della Pace

Paris? No! 🙂 The Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace) at Piazza Sempione (Parco Sempione) on a gorgeous spring day in Milan. Wishing you peace and triumph in your personal goals! 🙂

Postcards and Stories from Milan

I’ve always loved walking around a city or town to explore it. Sometimes with a destination in mind, sometimes without. Sometimes in a happy mood, sometimes in a sad one. Sometimes brimming with… Continue reading

A Promenade in Luxembourg: The Fortifications and Valley Views

On a bright sunny morning, we began a day-long promenade of discovery in the city referred to as the “Gibraltar of the North”, owing to its strategic fortifications (which are now a UNESCO… Continue reading

Spotting Elephants in Luxembourg: The Elephant Parade

On our trip to the landlocked country of Luxembourg, one of our favorite activities was elephant-spotting. Yes, elephants in Luxembourg City! 🙂 Let me offer an explanation. During our weekend in Luxembourg City,… Continue reading

The Buzz in Brussels: Comics, Waffles, the Manneken Pis and more

The capital of Belgium was on our travel itinerary in spring 2013. Tintin and Asterix, waffles and fries, the “little” Manneken Pis and the majestic Grand Place made our trip a memorable one.… Continue reading