Category Archives: Travel

Porto, Portugal

In Porto, visitors can definitely see layers everywhere. This photo was taken at the Ribeira where the layers of water, apartments, port wineries, and sky enchant visitors. Advertisements

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All By Myself…

Waiting. Alone. 

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9/11, We Remember ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸

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Waiting to Pounce?

I wasn’t sure what this guy  was waiting for, but I was glad I was on the boardwalk out of its way!

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Tasty Tuesday: Linguiça, a Portuguese Sausage

How can one not be impressed when served Portuguese sausage in a flaming clay grill?  Linguiça is a smoke cured pork sausage spiced with garlic and paprika. This type of sausage is one of Portugal’s popular products. It’s a must to … Continue reading

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Bernini’s Hidden Spiral Staircase

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“Students of architecture study this staircase.” The tour guide stated proudly. “It has withstood hundreds of years as a service staircase, and continues to serve as one today.” The structure the guide was referring to, is the 17th century spiral staircase … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors: Rockefeller Mansion

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I have toured mansions before, like that of the Vanderbilts in New York, the Edison Mansion in New Jersey, the Roosevelt Mansion in New York, and the Twain Mansion in Connecticut. Not one of them overwhelmed me with its opulence … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Don’t You Talk to Me, Ever Again!

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True Food Kitchen Experience

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“I am so glad I ordered the pizza Margherita! It’s better than what we had in Italy.” My husband remarked as we left full and very satisfied the True Food Kitchen at the Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia.Italians pride themselves … Continue reading

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Ode to Unknown Soldiers, a haiku

“Reduced to numbers. My heart bleeds, but so grateful for your sacrifice.”

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