Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

The guy at the rental car office told us his favourite place in the island was Assos so we decided to go there the next day. The itinerary for the day was Assos in the morning and Myrtos Beach in the afternoon. It was another tricky drive for the intrepid driver (Vittoria) and a very… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)

The drive from the small airport in the midwest part of the island to the northern tip (Fiskardo) was long and tricky. We had booked 4 nights in Tselendata, a small village a few minutes’ drive from Fiskardo. Even though locals told us that there was only one main road, we had to keep stopping… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)

Russia

Moscow: Lovelier The Second Time Around

It’s my second time in Moscow, and I find the city fascinating as ever. I traveled for a couple of days of meetings but was able to explore just a little bit. I love the huge, majestic buildings that dwarf everything around them. It’s interesting to see the quiet way people shuffle about, not a… Continue reading Moscow: Lovelier The Second Time Around

Life in Newcastle

Whitley Bay

Many of my Sundays have been spent along the beach at Whitley Bay.  I love walking from the Rendezvous Café up to St. Mary’s Lighthouse and back.  Sometimes I go past the café up to the Spanish City,  a Grade II listed building with a Renaissance-style frontage and a distinctive dome.  Whitley Bay beach is a popular… Continue reading Whitley Bay

Spain

The Gorgeous Beaches of Menorca

Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It Is traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Mallorca and Ibiza. The 100 beaches dotted along its coastline are Menorca’s main attraction. I do wish I had a better camera to capture the beautiful island but all I had was the cam on my trusty… Continue reading The Gorgeous Beaches of Menorca