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Jan 08 2016

Dowa Rock Temple

I hadn’t heard of Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya (Dowa Rock Temple).  It was the tuk tuk driver who took me to see Rawana Falls in the morning that mentioned it.  Once he had said there was an ancient temple that was built into the rock, I just had to see it.  It was a bit …

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Jan 05 2016

Discovering Toruń

Surprisingly, the beautiful, medieval city of Toruń, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city where Nicolaus Copernicus was born and raised, turned out to be the most challenging city for me during my stay in Poland.  As a result, it took me a bit of time to warm to it. I arrived …

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Dec 31 2015

2015: A Year of Getting the Balance Right in my Life

I am stepping away from what I usually post on Fridays to review the year.  Just to recap, at the end of 2014, I wanted to get the balance right in my life.  I had moved to Poland at the end of 2014, and I was working a lot, but not doing much of anything …

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Dec 18 2015

The Leaning Tower of Toruń

The Leaning Tower of Torun

You’ve heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but have you heard of the Leaning Tower of Toruń?  No?  That’s OK because you can find out all about it in this Foto Friday.  I’m being serious.  It really does exist.  See… The Leaning Tower of Toruń was built in the 13th century to defend the town, which …

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Dec 11 2015

Is it a House, Teepee, or Lock-Up?

I love it when I find something unusual – something that I’m not expecting.  This Foto Friday is one of those accidental finds.  I was waiting at a bus stop in Wheatley, a village in Oxfordshire, to get a bus back to Oxford when I spotted this unusual-looking building. Once I had seen it, I had to go over to investigate.  It …

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Dec 08 2015

Costa Rica, Here I Come!

I ran into the store, hot, flustered, frantically looking for the birthday sign.  I couldn’t see one, so I went up to the first advisor I saw, who wasn’t serving anyone, and whispered, ‘Is this the right place?’  She looked up, bewildered, ‘Sorry?’  ‘The tweet!’ I whispered under my breath, while my eyes darted from side …

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