Category Archives: Europe

Happy 2764th Birthday Rome!

One of my favorite European cities has a birthday today. According to legend, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome. Following the murder of Remus, Romulus became the first king of Rome. The traditional date of … Continue reading

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Hotel van Onna: Charm on a Budget When in Amsterdam

If you want a 5-star experience then do not stay here.  If you want value for your money and a quiet hotel away from the Red Light district then Hotel van Onna is a great choice.    Street Sign   … Continue reading

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ICEHOTEL, Sweden

What is the ICEHOTEL?  Besides being a cool place (ok I just had to) it is the first and largest snow and ice hotel in the world.  A friend of mine mentioned it recently which inspired me to check the … Continue reading

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Where in the World…Final

SnackTime I was in Europe for a last minute, unplanned, trip to backpack around with my brother, Tim, who recently ended his six month assignment in Sri Lanka with Doctors without Borders(MSF).  He is employed by MSF-Holland so a visit to Europe … Continue reading

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Where in the World…Part III

I'm not certain if lack of response means the picture and hints are too hard or that few are bothering to read and comment lately. Today found us in yet another city and country.  The train system is so useful … Continue reading

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Where in the World…Part II

I went by train and am at a different location today.  We rented bikes and toured the city.  This city is known for its church and its place in Roman history.  The locals also like their ice cream it seems.  … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Haliku?

I am on the road again.  This time with just a carry on backpack instead of 150 pounds of gear.  Access to the internet will be random on this quick trip.  Can you guess where I was today? A few … Continue reading

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