Daily Archives: October 10, 2009

UNESCO World Heritage Site #82: Historic Centre of Brugge

Posted by on October 10, 2009

World Heritage Site #82: Historic Centre of Brugge

World Heritage Site #82: Historic Centre of Brugge

From the World Heritage inscription:

Brugge is an outstanding example of a medieval historic settlement, which has maintained its historic fabric as this has evolved over the centuries, and where original Gothic constructions form part of the town’s identity. As one of the commercial and cultural capitals of Europe, Brugge developed cultural links to different parts of the world. It is closely associated with the school of Flemish Primitive painting.

Brugge is a quaint Dutch-Belgian town which has become very popular since the release of the movie “In Brugge”. It is an easy day trip from Brussels.

California Road Trip

Posted by on October 10, 2009

Over 7,000 miles later I am now on the California leg of my road trip.

The last week has been extreme busy. My days have consisted of long distance driving, meeting people and seeing things. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, but I hasn’t left a lot of time for writing blog posts. I have an ever growing list of emails I have to respond to and an expanding number of photos I have to process.

To give you an idea of some of the great people I’ve been able to meet:

Oh yeah, in between all of that I managed to actually get time to visit Olympic, Redwood and Yosemite National Parks.

My plan tomorrow is to drive from Bishop, CA (where I am now) and drive to Las Vegas by way of Death Valley to take some photos in the park, which I have never visited before. I’ll arrive in Vegas 5 days before the start of Blog World Expo, which will give me time to edit my photos, answer my emails, get some business cards made, and enjoy the $22/night room and the cheapo buffets all week long.

After Vegas I’ll be driving to LA to meet up with some more people and get a tour of the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasedena! How awesome is that! (being a blogger has its advantages). From LA I’ll drive to Dallas by way of the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Carlsbad Caverns and maybe Zion or Arches in Utah. I’ll have about two weeks from the end of Blog World to get to Dallas before I have to catch a flight to Fort Lauderdale for a Twitter/blogger Princess Cruise.

If you are in the Vegas or Los Angles area and would like to meet up, please contact me. As you can see from the list above, I really do meet with people.