Walls
Coming from North America, city walls are not a concept I think of much in the context of modern settlements.  The only city in modern North America  . . .

Weekly Travel Theme: Walls

Coming from North America, city walls are not a concept I think of much in the context of modern settlements.  The only city in modern North America with has a standing city gate anymore is Quebec City, a locale I regrettably passed up when travelling through Quebec.   However, travelling through, or simply reading about cities…

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Life at Sea; Culebra to Massachusetts Aboard the Wanderbird

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide Life at sea.  Like me, I’m sure everyone has his or her own romanticized notions of it.  Maybe it’s the adventure of pirates.  Maybe the gruff lifestyle of a northern fisherman.  For me, it was something…

My Accidental Trip to Old Town, San Juan

Richard, the live-in staff member I had checked in with the night before had recommended that the best way to see the whole of the city was to take the T-5 bus, which was supposed to loop through Isla Verde and most of the downtown area.  Conveniently, its route also went down Ponce De Leon.…