Tag: Culture

My Favorite Quotes About Spain

“There is no night life in Spain. They stay up late but they get up late. That is not night life. That is delaying the day.” – Ernest Hemingway “I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is…

My favorite quotes about India

“‎No people whose word for ‘yesterday’ is the same as their word for ‘tomorrow’ can be said to have a firm grip on the time.” ― Salman Rushdie “India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a subcontinent of nationalities.” ― Muhammad Ali Jinnah…

My Favorite Quotes About Prague

“Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws” – Franz Kafka “I personally think Prague is more romantic than Paris. If you have a girlfriend, take her there.” – Stephanie Sigman “Prague is the Paris of the ’90s.” – Marion Ross…

My Love Affair with the Mayans

Visiting a Mayan village in Guatemala

I had developed one obsession and that was my love of indigenous cultures and their art.   To me their culture was wrapped in symbolism and mystery.  I had read numerous books about the Mayans and other indigenous cultures. I have made two trips…

Shetland Islands Scotland: Ancient Viking Fire Festival in January

The coastline of the Shetland Islands of Scotland

The Shetland Islands are located 100 miles north of the mainland of Scotland with a history that is stepped in culture and traditions from the Scandanavian and Viking era.  The Shetland Islands became a part of Scotland when the King of Norway granted the…

Glastonbury Festival – A musical feast of history and culture

Fireworks add drama to the festival

The first Glastonbury Festival was held during 1971 on a dairy farm in Somerset England (near Bath).  And tickets were 1 GPB and all the farm milk you could drink.   The instigator of this famous festival is a local dairy farmer, Michael Eavis, who…

Montalcino Italy is famous for their Brunello Wine and perched on the hills overlooking Tuscany and the famous Val di Orcia

Montalcino Italy is perched on the hills overlooking Siena and their famous vineyards

Montalcino is a village perched on the hills overlooking Siena and is surrounded by vineyards that have made them famous. Their location is at the edge of the agricultural area known as Val di Orcia. The altitude and climate surrounding the village contribute to…

The Beach is the perfect place for a family vacation

The Beach is the perfect place for a family vacation

The Florida panhandle is a popular destination for family vacations. There is something for everyone to enjoy and it is a time to spend with your family doing group activities and just relaxing. Our Florida vacation rentals

Bali Indonesia; Culture, Dance and Villages

Bali Indonesia Architecture

 The History of Bali Culture The Island of Bali remains a cultural aberration in the predominantly Muslim Indonesia. The 17,000 plus islands that define the country of Indonesia have been influence by the Chinese and Indian cultures over the centuries. But it wasn’t until…

Exploring Montepulciano Tuscany

Church in the hills leading to Montepulciano

I returned from visiting the Siena province of Tuscany recently. The purpose of my visit was to inspect properties and become familiar with the region. It is a beautiful agricultural area that is known for its wine and some of the most famous wine…

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