Schwichtenberg, Germany

In Search of Schwichtenberg

When I first learned about the German town of Schwichtenberg over 10 years ago, I added “visit Schwichtenberg” to my list of things to do at some point in my life. When I visited Berlin, I rented a car and…

Lustgarten & Berliner Dom in Berlin

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” When I walk through cities that have as…

Berlin City Walk: Brandenburg Gate

When people think of Berlin, they often think of the Brandenburg Gate (me included — see my original post about visiting Berlin). This particular gate has witnessed many significant events specific to Berlin: military parades have marched through its arches,…

Simple Pleasure #8: Joyful Snowmen

While I wandered around Berlin, I took a quick jaunt through a corner of the Tiergarten (one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city). I arrived at the Reichstag (the seat of the German parliament). Seeing this…

Weihnachtmärkts in Berlin

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale When I arrived in Germany, the thought of visiting the Christmas markets sent a wave of excitement through me. Having visited…

Spanish Style

“Know, first, who you are;  and then adorn yourself accordingly.”   ~Epictetus Men and women in Spain are very stylish. After speaking with several Mallorcan women, they’ve told me that the women in Spain have somewhat of a uniform: leather jacket,…

Picturesque Portocolom

The seaside towns of Mallorca have a definite charm and appeal to them. This particular town, Portocolom, is too pretty to not post pictures of it. This small town of 3,000 residents seems like it’s a world away from the…

Making Wishes in Portocolom

“Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.” ~Anonymous Along a hidden, rocky shore near Portocolom is a place where people go to make wishes. Wish-making happens in sets of three. So, when my friend and…

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