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I am on my second visit to Latvia’s capital. This building is named after the African missionary (St Mauritius) who refused German orders to execute locals who refused to convert from paganism to Christianity. This saw him beheaded himself, hence the building name.
We visited Iceland in January 2015 for my birthday. What a stunningly beautiful country.
The World Heritage site castle was built in the 13th & 14th Centuries in Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance & Baroque styles, initiated by King Casimir III The Great. The views from the top are wonderful, whilst visits to the State Rooms, Armory and the Cathedral situated within the fortification walls are fascinating.
A week ago I was in wonderful Salzburg for some pre-Christmas cheer. The picture shows the Salzach River that bisects the city and the pedestrian Makartsteg bridge, with the cathedral spires and Arenberg Castle in the background.
Today I am in my favourite pre-Christmas location of Salzburg in Austria. Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria
One year ago today Mrs Wilbur and I visited the Iguazú Falls in Brazil. The highlight is known as the Devil’s Throat, a vast cascade of turbulent water. I vividly remember getting as close as possible and ending up soaked to the skin from the spray. Exhilarating! The Devil’s Throat, Iguazu Falls, Brazil
18 years ago I visited Peru in one of the most memorable trips of my life. Visiting World Travel Market in London this week gave me a timely reminder of my fabulous 3-week journey. Highlights included Arequipa, Cusco, Nazca and of course the trek to Machu Picchu. The train trip from the shores of Lake […]
Uspenski Cathedral is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Overlooking Market Square and the harbour it makes an imposing rival for skyline with Helsinki’s main cathedral.