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Dublin – Solo

Dublin – Solo

My heritage is mixed. Like most western’s we’re a mix of many other great countries. However my family name is Irish. From Gallagherclan.org: “The O’Gallaghers are the senior and most royal family of all the Kinel-Connell (the ancient rulers of what is today the greater part of Co. Donegal, Ireland)”, said John O’Donavan, the great […]

Touring Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Touring Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

 *WARNING* I am going to talk about an aspect of one of the most horrible events in human history. This is a post about what I learned at a Nazi concentration camp. The details of which can be upsetting, immoral and dehumanizing. Please if you are offended by the events or details of the holocaust […]

Bad dressing habits for visiting historical sites

Bad dressing habits for visiting historical sites

My Philosophical thoughts: When visiting specific places or sites around the world there are some considerations you need to research and be aware of before going. This is relatively challenging for me. I don’t like social conformity or being told what to wear, how to act or what not to say. Of course I’m never […]

The State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg

The State Hermitage Museum – St. Petersburg

Ignorance truly is bliss. I didn’t know anything about The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. I like museums. So why has my head been stuck in the sand when it comes to this one? I had no idea what I was in store for. I spent an entire day, from open to close, exploring […]

Edinburgh – In on a whim out with a bang…literally.

Edinburgh – In on a whim out with a bang…literally.

  In a serendipitous moment, I saw the edge of the city that only yesterday I was aware I would be exploring. Twenty four hours isn’t enough time to prepare for a city like Edinburgh. Why? Take your pick: The history is tumultuous as it is extensive, home to a world leading university. One of […]

A six hour layover in Copenhagen

A six hour layover in Copenhagen

  After visiting Moscow a second time I decided to move a long in the best way, blind. I searched for the cheapest flight out of Moscow and found a $140CAD flight to Copenhagen. Sold! Why not? I just wanted to pick a place on a whim and who wouldn’t want to learn about Copenhagen. […]

Traveling Back In Time – Edinburgh Castle

Traveling Back In Time – Edinburgh Castle

  Now I’m totally lost. Arriving at the airport, I buy my city link bus ticket in to town then quickly register as William Wallace on the wifi and prepped my route from Waverley station to my room. On my map it looked easy enough, I even did a street view and mentally checked off […]

Moscow – First Impressions

Moscow – First Impressions

I like history. Now, once you’re finished rolling your eyes I’ll tell you that I won’t stay on the topic but just wanted to mention a quick history, in point form, of how Russia came to be. Russians settled Moscow after leaving from Kiev, in the Ukraine. In the 15 hundreds: Ivan the Terrible – […]

Rhodes and Lindos

Rhodes and Lindos

Rhodes sits in the south eastern Aegean Sea, part of the Greek Dodecanese islands. It has a great history (as most of Greece does) and in ancient times was mostly known for the Colossus of Rhodes. In which, you arrive in the cities port via sailing between his legs. Now, Rhodes is a fairly touristy […]

Wakeboarding at Vai Beach, Crete

Wakeboarding at Vai Beach, Crete

I’ve been a snowboarder for a number of years. Living in Canada it’s a pretty normal sport to pickup and there are some excellent mountains close to me. Everything I had heard about wakeboarding was that it’s very similar to snowboarding once you’re up and on top of the water.   I was beginning to […]

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