Croatia: Boat Trip to Hvar
May 28th, 2017


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Croatia: Split
May 28th, 2017


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Guernsey: Fermain Bay to Moulin Huet
April 30th, 2017

Oh Guernsey, you beautiful island! From St Peters Port, we took the bus to Fermain Bay, where we met up with the coast trail heading clockwise toward Moulin Huet Bay. It took a few hours and was a little rainy, but the trail was amazing.
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Guernsey: The Little Chapel
April 29th, 2017

Oh, this Little Chapel! The passion project of Brother Déodat, it was intended to be a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France. He started construction in 1914, but reworked it a few times (like when a Bishop could not fit through the door). It’s upkeep was taken over by a committee in 1977.
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Guernsey: A Pretty Surprise
April 29th, 2017

Beautiful Guernsey! What a surprise this trip was. I had considered staying in London for this Bank Holiday, but when Katherine offered me a fully planned trip, I had to agree. I’m so glad I didn’t let the unpleasant name put me off because Guernsey was a delight at every turn.
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Romania: Easter in Maramureș
April 16th, 2017

Easter is one of my favorite holidays so when I realized that Easter is a particularly big deal in Romania, and especially in Breb, I planned my entire trip around it.
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Romania: Breb, Maramureș
April 15th, 2017


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Romania: Sighetu Marmației
April 14th, 2017

We had a night train booked from Cluj to Sighetu Marmatiei departing at one o’clock. It was an hour late. Then two hours into the journey, after we were finally tucked into our bunks, we were shaken awake to the news that it was not a direct train, we’d missed out connection, and we’d have to wait for four hours (ultimately five) in a sketchy as hell rural train stop until our connection finally arrived at 8am.

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Romania: Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania
April 13th, 2017

Cluj

Cluj-Napoca is in Northwest Romania. It’s a university town and the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region. It has been a life mission of mine to visit Transylvania ever since grade school when I decided Pennsylvania and Transylvania were clearly related. Cluj is a beautiful, modern, and lively city with lots of history from various periods. We say everything from a 15th century fortified ruin (Tailor’s Tower) to an avant-guard vegan demonstration protesting the eating of Easter Lamb.
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Poland: Auschwitz-Birkenau
March 27th, 2017

The following passages are quoted from Laurence Rees’ book, “Auschwitz: The Nazis & The Final Solution. They are a selection from just the first 100 pages and by no means the worst of it… I’ve ear-marked the entire book.
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