The ferry was departing in two minutes. We jumped on it as the engines were cranking up, the water was churning and the rope was about to be tossed ashore. This was a ferry to the island of Büyükada, off the coast of Istanbul. My husband and I wanted to rent bicycles and pedal up to Saint George’s chapel at the top. We were going to arrive a half hour earlier than planned. It was the start of a lovely day.
Articles written by: Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson
The vignettes of “Paris, Paris: Journey into the City of Light” are bedtime stories or café reading. In this updated edition of David Downie’s book, his stories reveal his personal wit. This adds charm and brings out a smile as you read about his own Paris history and reflections in each vignette.
Every day in Namibia is animal sighting day. The animals are always on the move in the winter looking for water. That is, until the day they go to the final waterhole resting place in the sky. That day came for a giraffe on a narrow road in Etosha National Park.
Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson takes a day trip to Auvers-sur-Oise and shares her ideas on things to do and her moment in this village that is classified as part of a French park. Often, however, getting to a place becomes a challenge. Come along with Colleen who will help you meet that challenge with directions between Paris and Auvers-sur-Oise.
The Swiss village of Morcote combines the best of two worlds; Swiss organization and Italian charm. It is the southernmost village in Switzerland and stretches from the hilltop to the shore line at the tip of a peninsula that shares Lake Lugano s waters with Italy.
The early morning fog enshrouding the French hilltop town of Sancerre; barges plying the nearby canal off the Loire River; the ancient Roman viaduct through Saint Satur; fishermen angling from the sand banks…