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Escape to Malta: St. Julian’s and Sliema

Southern Europe has this vibe that does not exist anywhere else in the world. The sun-drenched land offers drool-worthy produce year round – massive lemons, bright red tomatoes, juicy fruits- as well as beautiful people who have soaked up every ray of golden sun from the seemingly endless summer. The locals are genuinely friendly and ceaselessly accommodating […] Read more…

A Drink with Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway: prolific modern American writer, bull fighter, deep sea angler, big game hunter and a two time world war survivor. This is the profile that Mr. Hemingway- the literary genius that came to be known (and introduce himself as) Papa- built for himself throughout his life. His outrageous hobbies and larger than life personality seemed to […] Read more…

Budapest : Buda District

    Budapest, the modern day city of the two ancient cities of Buda and Pest that are eternally separated by the swift-moving Danube River. Its ancient roots and history of occupations, turmoil, and war have shaped it into one of the most interesting and diverse cities in Europe. In a way, it has remained one […] Read more…

Barcelona: Barri Gotic

A large majority of our time in Spain was spent in the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter, or in Spanish, Barri Gotic. As with most old European cities, the oldest quarters were built on top of the original Roman city (those Romans were pretty good city planners). Even some of the old Roman city remains, […] Read more…

Istanbul, Not Constantinople

Istanbul was Constantinople, Now its Istanbul, not Constantinople, Been a long time gone, Constantinople, Now its Turkish delight on a moonlit night. Jimmy took a long weekend, and we went on an adventure! We left snowy Helsinki (after a long weather delay) and found ourselves in the ancient and exotic city of Istanbul; Jimmy and […] Read more…