Korea

Love Locks on top of a mountain: Seoul’s Namsan

As I trudged up the forested paths of Namsan I considered that maybe walking around in an unfamiliar place was a bad idea but I did it anyway. Yes, despite the relatively small size I had begun to sweat profusely to the point where I was drenched in sweat. Once at the top something felt… Continue reading Love Locks on top of a mountain: Seoul’s Namsan

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Italy

San Francesco d’Assisi: Castle Walls and Medieval Churches

While you may or may not recognize the name San Francesco ( Saint Francis) you probably do know some of the things and people that derive their name from him, namely the current Pope Francis and the city of San Francisco. However Saint Francis of Assisi is himself equally as important and interesting, especially in… Continue reading San Francesco d’Assisi: Castle Walls and Medieval Churches

Mexico

Icons of the Revolution: The Bloodiest War Fought in the Americas

Across much of Mexico you'll likely see monuments, plaques, streets and statues named after heroes, battles and dates, Some of the most important of these date back a little more than 100 years, to the beginning of a long-bloody war that has shaped Mexico's destiny since then. The bloodiest war ever fought in the Western… Continue reading Icons of the Revolution: The Bloodiest War Fought in the Americas

Ecuador · Food

The Cheese Festival: A Slice of the “Gouda” Life

When I was growing up, I loved to eat cheese with some good bread, in quesadillas,or simply just by itself. My brothers and sister also shared this same love of cheese to the point where we were given the nickname ratones (mice) by our mom. It's a fitting name given that we could, and often… Continue reading The Cheese Festival: A Slice of the “Gouda” Life