Waffeling in Beligum

After arriving in Belgium, I immediately started to feel ill. At about 8pm last night my whole body started to ache and i felt very tired. Since then I have been sleeping for close to 16 hours. When I went to sleep I had chills and by the middle of the night I was sweating. …

Read moreWaffeling in Beligum

Acropolis, Athens

Acropolis, Athens - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the Acropolis, Athens: The Acropolis of Athens is the most striking and complete ancient Greek monumental complex still existing in our times. It is situated on a hill of average height (156m) that rises in the basin of Athens. Its overall dimensions are approximately 170 by 350m. The hill …

Read moreAcropolis, Athens

Old City of Acre

Old City of Acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, Israel

From the World Heritage inscription for the Old City of Acre: Acre is a historic walled port-city with continuous settlement from the Phoenician period. The present city is characteristic of a fortified town dating from the Ottoman 18th and 19th centuries, with typical urban components such as the citadel, mosques, khans, and baths. The remains …

Read moreOld City of Acre

White City of Tel-Aviv

White City of Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the White City of Tel-Aviv: The city of Tel Aviv was founded in 1909 to the immediate north of the walled port city of Jaffa, on the hills along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. During the era of British rule in Palestine (1917-1948), it developed into a …

Read moreWhite City of Tel-Aviv

Paris Part Deux

Suffice it to say that my Paris experience has improved dramatically since the weather improved. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last several days wandering around the streets of Paris, eating in the restaurants, and seeing the sights. Unfortunately, that hasn’t let much time for blog updates, especially considering the hotel I got moved into does not …

Read moreParis Part Deux

Not So Gay Paris

Since I’ve arrived in Paris, I haven’t been having the best of times. The weather here has been cold and raining. Temperatures have been hovering around 10-15°C (50 to 60°F). On top of the weather I did something stupid on Sunday and ate a slice of pizza which was stupid as it kicked off the …

Read moreNot So Gay Paris