Archive for the ‘Historic/Museums’ Category

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár

Corvin Castle, otherwise known as Vajdahunyadi Vár
Text & Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul ONE MORNING LAST DECEMBER, when two bank holidays had us enjoy a long weekend off from work, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a road trip to Hunedoara (Hungarian: Vajdahunyad) and see one of the seven wonders of Romania, Corvin Castle (Hungarian: Vajdahunyadi...
December 16th, 2016 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary

Places worth visiting in Northern Hungary
Text & photos © Estrella Azul. Feature photo: Miskolc City at night. I LEFT FOR HUNGARY by bus on a Thursday night in 2010, and the person sitting next to me immediately proved to be quite exhausting. She got annoyed about why I sat in “her” seat, which I’d been assigned randomly...
August 26th, 2016 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums, Interesting Towns, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs

The Character of Paris: love locks, gallery dogs & frog’s legs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. PARIS IS A PLACE where it is far too easy to run yourself ragged trying to do and see everything and, in the process, you completely miss the character of the city. Dan and I decided that in order to slow down for a true vacation, we...
March 6th, 2014 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Brussels and the Art Nouveau Tour Map

Brussels and the Art Nouveau Tour Map
By guest blogger Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. I HAVE TO ADMIT that I am both an avid traveler as well as a two-faced traveler: I want to travel everywhere BUT I have certain locations that I love to repeat. I work on both goals regularly, depending on time and circumstance. Brussels,...
September 22nd, 2013 | GUEST BLOGGERS, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train

Riding The Carpathian Forest Steam Train
By staff writer Estrella Azul. Photos Copyright © Estrella Azul. SOMETHING YOU HAVE to know, right off the bat, is that I do not do well with waking up early. I feel it’s flat out mean to put me through that. However, this particular trip was worth waking up to the sun being on the wrong side...
October 19th, 2012 | STAFF, EUROPE, Historic/Museums | Read More

From Church to Mosque to Museum: A Visit to the Hagia Sophia

From Church to Mosque to Museum:  A Visit to the Hagia Sophia
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. “How did you end up in Turkey?” you might ask. Turkey was never on my short list (or even the long list) of places I wanted to visit before I die. It all began one day last September when my daughter brought a flyer home...
August 24th, 2012 | STAFF, Historic/Museums, EURASIA | Read More

Chief Leatherlips RIP

Chief Leatherlips RIP
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Feature photo: Painting of Chief Leatherlip’s last moments by Ohio historical artist Hal Sherman, on display at Indian Run Falls Park, Dublin, Ohio On Saturday Brian was at the Hamvention® in Dayton, Ohio, a convention for amateur radio...
May 22nd, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Historic/Museums | Read More