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Rocky’s journey to Wales II: Newport and Penmaenmawr

Rocky’s journey to Wales II: Newport and Penmaenmawr

On our way back down from the Powys we stopped by for a late afternoon stroll and dinner at Newport, Wales. We picked this town because we had heard a lot about it and frankly because it was on our way back to England. Nevertheless we discovered that it was a gorgeous town, despite our visit landing on a gloomy and rainy afternoon. Of course since it was a port city, we drove by the docks and glanced at the…

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Rocky’s journey to Wales: Powys

Rocky’s journey to Wales: Powys

It took one year after living in the UK to visit Wales but the wait was well worth it. We were in search of spectacular castles and coastlines. After much planning Danny and I took a small road trip over to the Brecon Beacons area and found ourselves in the county of Powys, more specifically the town of Crickhowell and the village of Tretower. I was delighted when we first crossed the country line from England into Wales and we…

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A Bull Terrier in Budapest

A Bull Terrier in Budapest

Budapest. Just saying that word evokes images of a beautiful city rich with culture and great people and extravagant buildings. And Hungary. Just saying that word makes me….Hungry. My adventure here followed my journey to Vienna and so we arrived in Budapest on a late afternoon. We had only one full day in Budapest and this time it was just me and Danny because our friend Veronica had returned to Prague. So there we were, two backpacker friends of different…

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Road through Romania

Road through Romania

    It was a blazing hot Saturday morning in Timisoara, Romania, a place we found ourselves in en route to Greece. As we drove through the city I stuck my head out the window and just took it all in, including unfortunately some bugs.  I took in all the sights, the sounds, the smells and the taste of the air. It was also brutally hot and I wanted to find a good park with some shade to run around in…

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Scotland: Of Dogs and Monsters Part 2

Scotland: Of Dogs and Monsters Part 2

LOCH NESS   It would be a heck of an understatement to say that I was thrilled to have arrived in Loch Ness. It took a bit to get here. The roads are windy and my trusted chauffeur, unfamiliar with the Highland roads, drove like a great-grandmother.       We stayed at a Loch Ness themed Bed and Breakfast with a bar filled with newspaper clippings of Nessie sightings, Nessie-themed beer,  memorabilia and of course – souvenirs.     Naturally, we…

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