Neither Joe nor I knew quite what to expect when we got to Bulgaria. We’d done some research on Sofia, our home for about two weeks, but much of the country, its language, culture, and sights remained unfamiliar to us. We quickly learned that Sofia still resembles a Soviet bloc city, that about 1/3 – […]
Our weekend getaway to Prague was certainly a whirlwind of activity and adventure. If you didn’t read about the sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful trials and tribulations we endured, check out that story here. But now for the good stuff, the highlights, the other bits that helped make this a weekend we’ll not soon forget.
You might have heard of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia – it’s the massive cathedral, started in 1882, that’s still being built today 90 years after its master-planner’s death. Not-so-fun fact: Gaudi died in 1926 after he was hit by a tram, and was therefore unable to witness the completion of his crowning achievement. Because of this tragic fact, […]
Despite the ample opportunities we took to taste beautiful, local Portuguese wines and ports, much time still remained to explore the lovely city of Porto and take in the culture of “the North.” Porto is an extremely hilly city, and in certain areas its tightly packed buildings appear to be stacked on top of one another, […]
In the Turner household growing up, we primarily celebrated Easter on Easter Sunday: I received a colorful, wicker-woven basket overflowing with edible treats, the “Easter Bunny” (my mother) hid brightly colored eggs and a decent amount of candy around the back yard while my dad cooked piles of pancakes or waffles, and there followed a […]