candlewood mountain, connecticut, gaylordsville, housatonic range trail, new milford, pine knob, sherman, suicide ledges, the corkscrew, tory cave
One of the earliest trails Fielden Stream and I hiked when we were really beginning to get into regular hiking was a 1.3 mile section of the Housatonic Range trail in Connecticut. The total trail is 5.9 miles long and traces an old Native American footpath along the ridgelines south of those the Appalachian Trail follows as it enters Connecticut in Sherman. That day we did a total 2.6 miles out-and-back, to cover the southern end, where Route 37 splits the trail.
Those mountains, Pine Knob and Candlewood mountain have some beautiful walks through evergreen forests, as well as twisting, piled boulders to scramble through and over, if you’d like to. (There’s a few views to the ridges to the east from Pine Knob, but the summit of Candlewood is wooded). Luckily, the rest of the trail had beautiful forests and…
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gunsan, history, korea, travel
I think that all the bus stations are never peaceful. Even at 7 am on Monday sleepy travellers are hurrying to their buses or are looking for a bit of rest on one of the seats in the main hall.
We were ones of them. With tickets in our hands, we walked bravely towards our bus. In about 2,5hours we will start our day in Gunsan.
Gunsan is a port town. At the end of the 19th century it started to serve as the main port to transport rice to Japan, and during the Japanese occupation, it was mainly inhabited by Japanese. That is the reason, why till this day there are many buildings in typical for that time Japanese architecture.
We reached our destination at a perfect time for morning coffee. Even before coming here we saw on Instagram a lot of fantastic cafes, but our legs…
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belem , belem tower , jeronimos monastery , lisbon , national coach museum , padrao do descobrimentos , ponte 25 de abril , portugal , travel
About thirty minutes by tram to the west of central Lisbon is Belém, a lovely locale we based part of a day around during our trip back in October. Belém is not for the faint of heart if you are unnerved by crowds. In the morning, cruise ships disembark and a never-ending line of tour busses congregate outside of its most popular sites. For our first stop, we avoided the crowds and visited the National Coach Museum. The collection of historical carriages here was amazing, and seeing so many in one place let us see the progression of “technology”, if you can call it that. I never really thought of carriages before, but loved the unique focus of this museum.
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architecture, cathedral, cityscape, Europe, explore, gothic, photography, seville, Spain, travel, wanderlust
When visiting Seville in Spain, the Catredal de Santa Maria de la Sede, better known as the Seville Cathedral, will certainly be one of the top locations on your itinerary. It is certainly a beautiful, gothic cathedral and is one of the largest churches in the world. Just walking around and through the church is certainly worth spending an hour or two at the cathedral, but going to the top of the Giralda, or bell tower, should absolutely be part of your visit. The views of the city of Seville from the cathedral’s bell tower are absolutely stunning.
Impressive Size of the Cathedral
View of the Guadalquivir River
Over Looking the Alcázar Palace
The Giraldi or Bell Tower
As you approach the cathedral, you will likely be approached by gypsy women offering you bundles of herbs or flowers. If you accept them, you will immediately be expected to…
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city , europe , female travel , gothenburg , sweden , travel , travel blog , travel tips
A few months ago, in early December, I briefly got the opportunity to explore Gothenburg, Sweden on a work trip. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and sits on its western coastline. It longitudinally falls between Oslo, Norway and Copenhagen, Denmark.
During December, Gothenburg, like other parts of Sweden, decorates for the holiday. Lit candles and illuminated paper stars were displayed from the windows of nearly every home. Even Liseberg, a popular amusement park in Gothenburg boasted a large ‘Christmas tree’ made out of fairy lights.
While we only got to spend a little over a day in Gothenburg, my favorite part was undeniably Haga. Haga, is Gothenburg’s historic 18th century district with traditional wooden architecture painted in muted colors. Along its cobblestone streets are countless restaurants, quaint cafes, and shopping boutiques with antiques and trendy finds.
From the main road, is an alley that leads to a set…
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