17 Sep, 2015 in Panama City
The Panama Canal  Panama City (8)

I made a last minute decision to go see Panama and when trying to figure out what the local attractions were most websites first pointed me to the Panama Canal, a quick trip from Panama City, proclaimed as one of the greatest architectural projects of our time. I admit my expectations were set high, so […]

14 Sep, 2015 in Cologne
Alt St Alban Cologne Germany (3)

Walking around the small old city area of Cologne is a treat. Although the city suffered through World War II, many of the old buildings and churches have been restored, and the result is a stroll back in history. Quite a few things to see in the area. In my walk I went into a […]

13 Sep, 2015 in Rome
Trajan's Forum Rome Italy (12)

Roaming through the gorgeous city of Rome there were historical and architectural gems in every corner. At the heart of Rome, not too far away from the Coliseum, is Trajan’s Forum, a public square erected by emperor Trajan to celebrate the captures from Dacia in 106AD. It’s quite surprising how much still remains today, surrounding […]

12 Sep, 2015 in Hannibal, Kansas City, Topeka, Visions
Visions of Topeka Kansas (1)

Back at the end of the 1980s I spent a year living in the middle of no-where US at the little town of Topeka Kansas. I’ve come to think of that year in the US as one of the best years of my childhood and many things about who I am and what I’ve become, […]

11 Sep, 2015 in Frankfurt, Visions
Visions of Frankfurt Germany (1)

On my European tour I started up in Amsterdam, continued to Cologne, and then made my way down to Frankfurt. Time was somewhat limited and I couldn’t stay as much as I wanted, but I still managed to enjoy a bit of what the city has to offer. Although Frankfurt isn’t as charming as Cologne […]

10 Sep, 2015 in New York City, Visions
Visions of New York City #2 (23)

In the year I spent living in the US I made two trips to New York City. I’ve been to New York City many times before in different stages of my life and with different people, but every time I visit I discover something new and exciting, aspects of New York City I’ve never seen […]

8 Sep, 2015 in Rome, Visions
Visions of Tivoli Italy (8)

A quick daytrip from Rome by train is the little town of Tivoli, home to several gorgeous villas and UNESCO heritage sites. My little sister and I spent a day touring these Italian historical mansions filled with art and history and accompanied by spectacular gardens. The mountains join the rivers to make for an especially […]

5 Sep, 2015 in Panama, Visions
Panama mountains islands visions (10)

The main attractions of Panama aren’t in Panama City, they’re out in the islands and mountains of Panama. Having limited time, I took a short flight on a tiny plane out to the islands – Bocas Del Toro. It reminded me of my visits to some of the more distant parts of the Philippines and […]

3 Sep, 2015 in Panama City, Visions
Visions of Panama City (1)

In the year I had living in the US I was hoping to venture out to see a lot of central and south America, but as the year came to a close I was becoming aware of the possibility that I’ll be leaving the region without seeing that part of the world. So, looking at […]

2 Sep, 2015 in Vancouver, Visions
Visions of Vancouver Canada (20)

Last time I visited Vancouver was almost 15 years ago in a former life as an IT professional and part of a weekend trip from Microsoft Redmond country near Seattle. I couldn’t really recall much from that visit aside from the gloomy weather, grey skies with occasional showers, and the surprising number of Hong Kong […]

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