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Category Archive: Europe

Oct 03 2014

Going Underground: Greenwich Foot Tunnel

While I was in London recently, a friend and I decided to do some ‘firsts’ – see and do things in London we had never done before.  One of mine was to go under the River Thames.  I had been over it on the Emirates Airline and on it, on a boat, but never under it.   Neither …

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Sep 30 2014

Vilnius: One of my Favourite Cities

I had never been to Lithuania, didn’t know much about it, didn’t know anyone who had ever been, and there were other places I wanted to visit first.  So, going to Vilnius was far down my list of places to go.  That didn’t change when I met a couple of students at a hostel in Warsaw …

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Sep 26 2014

Taransay: The Island that Inspired me to Travel

While I was making my way around the western islands and highlands of Scotland, I came across an island that, 14 years before, had first sparked my interest in exploring the world and having a bit of an adventure.  For that reason, it  undoubtedly had to be a Foto Friday one week.  This is that …

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Sep 23 2014

Discovering Ivano-Frankivsk

While I was in Lviv, I wanted to visit one more place before leaving Ukraine.  I was given a few ideas by some of the locals I met along the way.  One of the ideas was to head to the Carpathian mountain region.  I loved that idea, but I didn’t fancy a long journey because I wanted to spend …

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Sep 19 2014

Trakai Island Castle

While I Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I really wanted to visit the town of Trakai.  I didn’t really know much about it, but I’d seen a photograph like this one.  Since it was a photo that prompted me to go, it had to be a Foto Friday one day and today is the day.   …

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Sep 16 2014

Rediscovering Loch Lomond

Until August this year, the one and only time I had been to Loch Lomond was 22 years ago when I went to Glasgow with a friend.  We visited Luss for the day and, even though it was a very cold November day, we were determined to get out on a boat on Loch Lomond.  It …

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