I passed this lady amongst the tombstones in a shrine in Japan, laying some flowers. She has obviously seen much in her life, and blessed with memories to be carrying flowers for those she still loved.
I've yet to meet anyone who didn't enjoy Prague. Not only is the city stunningly beautiful, it's walkable, has fantastic food, and I found something delightful to find at every turn.
Yet I had trouble relating what I read in the guidebook to what I saw around me. I read and walked in two different worlds. Perhaps because there was so much to see; perhaps because I kept getting distracted by things which books and blogs failed to mention.
An important thing to savour in Prague is the food. The food in the first restaurant I tried was delicious (recommendation of the stewardess on the flight); I can't imagine anyone eating badly here. From duck to boar to fish; steins of beer, local wine, street food, soups, desserts, cakes, coffee; enjoy!
The area around the castle is a world of on it's own; simply from reading I never quite appreciated how seperate the castle was to the town. I arrived just on opening - this gave me ample time to see the place before it became clu…
It is said Halong Bay was created when the Dragon of the Gods plummeted in to the sea. His tail gouged out the limestone cliffs, and the waters rushed in to fill the desolated land.
Whatever the tale, Halong Bay is a place of mystery. At dawn, and again at dusk, the fantastical cliffs and rocks loom into view and then fade away in the soft light. Caves beckon at the water's edge, and birds circle above the pinnacles of limestone.
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Geese were the last thing I expected in a cathedral. Barcelona is a city of delightful surprises, so where else would have a cloister full of geese?
Begun in 1298, Barcelona
Cathedral is also called the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulàlia, (martyred by the Romans in the 4th C). Beneath the cathedral lie the ruins of a Roman temple and a Morrish mosque. What I loved most were the cloisters, complete with a fountain - The Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) - to cool the summer air. The geese number 13, representing the age at which St. Eulàlia was martyred.
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