I feel as though I have written best sellers! I have written two children’s books, Brave Nellie and Lizzie’s Lesson. Brave Nellie’s message is - new things may be scary but if you are willing to try, good things can happen. Lizzie’s message is - to always look for the positive in all situations. … Continue reading MY BOOKS MAY NOT BE ON THE BEST SELLER’S LIST BUT…..
The last trip that David and I had was this past May, 2017. Throughout the summer, I have been working on my blog post to share beautiful Barcelona with you. I was so sadden when I heard the news of the terrorist attack on the pedestrian walkway, La Rambla this past August. To hear the … Continue reading Barcelona…..
Barcelona, the capital of the Catalan region of Spain, is a beautiful city. In 2014, I had the pleasure of visiting Barcelona but it was only for 4 days. This visit was for two glorious weeks! This city has so much to offer - beaches along the ocean, nearby mountains, history dating back to the Roman empire, … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain – May, 2017
When I was in Barcelona, briefly, four years ago, I fell in love with Gaudi - one of the leading architects of the modernism movement and modernism architecture. Honestly, if I had been introduced to Gaudi's works when I was in high school, I believe that I would be an architect today. This trip, I … Continue reading Barcelona is famous for Modernism Architecture
High in the Montserrat Mountains, of the Catalonia region in Spain, is the the Montserrat Monastery for Benedictine monks. It has a remarkable history dating back to 880 when a group of shepherd children saw a brilliant light descending from the heavens along with beautiful singing. They thought it was the voices of angels. The … Continue reading Montserrat – A Great Day Trip from Barcelona
After a four hour flight from Nepal, I was the city of Dubai which is in the country of the United Arab Emirates. As my friend Joan said, "talk about cultural whiplash!" I went from crowded congested roads like this: To organized roads like this: I went from a city like this in a developing … Continue reading United Arab Emirates – Dubai!
In this final post of Nepal, I just wanted to share with you photos and thoughts that I had throughout my journey that really didn't fit anywhere else. So, here goes..... Impressions of the journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu This was our final road trip in Nepal. Again, I don't know which is the "lesser of … Continue reading Nepal – Odds and Ends
Phewa Lake in the Pokhara ValleyPokhara means "valley of lakes." In this region, there are 7 popular lakes. We stayed next to Phewa (pronounced fee-wa) Lake, the largest lake in the Pokhara Valley and the second largest lake in Nepal. I love the Pokhara region! Before, in Kathmandu and Chitwan, I just wasn't enamored with … Continue reading Nepal – Pokhara the Lake Region
To continue on our tour of the Pokhara region, our next stop was: Devi's Falls It wasn't very impressive this time of year but in the next couple of months, this fall will be gushing down. I doubt if people will even be able to stand in the viewing area to the right. Ram shared … Continue reading Nepal – Pokhara Region (Part 2)
This region of approximately 580 sq miles, has been a national park since 1973 and since 1984, a Unesco World Heritage site. Prior to 1973, it was protected as a hunting reserve by King Mahendra. According to Lonely Planet, this hunting reserve status protected more animals than were actually killed. In the holy Hindu dialect … Continue reading Nepal – Chitwan National Park
On the weekend of Sept 13, 2014, I traveled to Antrim, NH for an all-class college reunion. In 1976, I graduated from a small private college, Nathaniel Hawthorne that no longer exist because people embezzled money from the college and it had to close. It is such a sad legacy for a place where I … Continue reading Nathaniel Hawthorne College Reunion