The Other Antigua

When we think of Antigua, we usually think of the Caribbean island, but there are in fact three others. Two of them are small towns, one in Australia and one in the Canary Islands. The subject of today’s tour is the ancient city of Antigua in Guatemala. Founded in 1543 as Santiago de los Caballeros, […]

Photo Gallery: Parque Central, Antigua, Guatemala

Here are some more photos from Central Park, Antigua.

Cartagena, Colombia

When we booked our excursion online for Cartagena, we knew nothing about the city. Since we booked a tour of a 16th century Spanish fort, we thought it might be a sleepy little city like Cadiz or Malaga in Spain. Malaga is actually a good size with around 570,000 people but it doesn’t seem large. […]

Photo Gallery: Cartagena, Colombia

Here are some additional photos of our visit to Cartagena. The picture above shows a panoramic scene of the city through a gun turret at the top of the fortress San Felipe.

Photo Gallery: Downtown Perth – 2

Follow us on Facebook! Here is the second part of my downtown Perth photo gallery. This one covers the Stirling Gardens to the waterfront. Janis and Sarah with the statue of Alexander Forrest at the entrance to Stirling Gardens. Brass kangaroo has a drink at the top of the Stirling Gardens My friend the kangaroo and […]

Paris: The City of Light

Follow us on Facebook! Paris does not have a wild plethora of neon like Times Square in New York or the Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo. It’s called the City of Light because of its importance during the Age of Enlightenment and because it was one of the first European cities to get street lighting. My wife […]

Photo Gallery: Paris Overview

Here are some more picture of my overview of Paris. In later post I will be looking at specific locales in more detail. The network of streets outside our hotel window. This is the Place Marcel-Sembat in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt. Our hotel, a triangular building wedged between tow of the streets converging on […]

Gaudi’s Masterpiece: The Church of the Sagrada Familia

Follow us on Facebook! Our 2009 trans-Atlantic cruise ended in Barcelona. We stayed three extra days there before flying back to Canada and covered a lot of ground in those three days. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Its history goes back to Roman times. Situated on the Mediterranean […]

Photo Gallery: Cadiz

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional pictures of our visit to Cadiz in 2009. Hungry cats find a friend. Cats feasting atop the sea wall. That’s the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Excavation continues at the Roman theatre. The Cathedral of Cadiz The pulpit inside the cathedral. Inside the Cathedral of Cadiz. It is […]