Dan’s Thursday Door Challenge

theTravelsketcher found this door challenge when browsing through posts on Jetpack, and thought I might be interested since I love taking photos of doors. So here’s my entry for today. I love this gnarly old door in Avignon, France. The smaller door in the center reminds me of something from the Lord of the Rings... Continue Reading →

Travel Quote

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home. James Michener Jogyesa Temple Chrysanthemum Festival, Seoul, South Korea

Alcazaba de Málaga, Spain

Located on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain, is the beautiful city of Málaga. It has lovely beaches, great food, interesting history, and is the birth place of Pablo Picasso. Founded in the 7th century BC by the Phoenicians, it is one of the oldest cities in the world. As you wander through the... Continue Reading →

Faro, Portugal, Part II

Last week I wrote about our time in Faro, you can read that post here. This week I’ll follow up with more about our time in the Algarve. One of the highlights of our time there was a bird watching tour in Ria Formosa Nature Park along the coast of the Algarve. This 44,000 acre... Continue Reading →

Travel Quote

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Andelou Odawara Castle, Odawara Japan

Faro, Portugal

A few months ago on a cold, blustery, rainy day at home in Normandie, we decided to take a trip to a warm, sunny location, as soon as possible. We considered several cities in Spain, but after looking into destinations with direct flights from CDG, we decided on Faro, Portugal. We booked a flight, train... Continue Reading →

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