Skip to Content

The Celebrated Menorcan Horse of Spain

  When I traveled to Menorca, Spain I hadn’t realized my visit would coincide with the Balearic Island’s annual parade of world famous horses, the Menorcan. On June 24th and 25th thousands of visitors from across Europe converge on Ciutadella’s main square to wait for a drummer on a donkey to lead 150 elegant, ebony …

Read More about The Celebrated Menorcan Horse of Spain

Tea Time in a Cappadocia, Turkey Cave

  Cappadocia, Turkey, a land stolen from a mystic’s dream, is surrounded by a desert landscape with cone-shaped towers rising up between razor cut cliffs. Caves carved into these otherworldly rock formations have been inhabited since ancient times and, through an arrangement made by our hotel in Goreme, we were invited to share a glass of tea with one …

Read More about Tea Time in a Cappadocia, Turkey Cave

A Day Trip on Spain’s Historic Menorca Island

Menorca, Spain is best known as a yachter’s dream destination. Private coves and beaches are found all around the island, but if you’re like me and travel mostly by public transportation, rest assured you’ll find plenty to explore on Menorca’s terra firma, too.  These are just a few of the places to visit on Spain’s …

Read More about A Day Trip on Spain’s Historic Menorca Island

Walking into Heaven: The Hagia Sophia

From the outside, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey looks like an impenetrable fortress. Thick, red-stained stucco walls stair step up in collections of annexes to a massive grey dome. Deep set windows dotting the surface are blackened by the shadows inside. Four flat pillars protruding over the narthex and apse resemble stoic guards keeping vigilant …

Read More about Walking into Heaven: The Hagia Sophia
Europe Up Close