At the Monastery…

At the Monastery…

  And so I have journeyed across Hungary to Sopron which is very near the Austrian border. A three hour journey on a high speed train from central Budapest. We travelled through beautiful flat lands with fields of yellow and green and the occasional tree, Very...
Some sights were visited….

Some sights were visited….

Finally, I hear you say. I thought it was all breakfasts and meandering. Well as you know I’m staying in Pesht, in the shabby chic apartment but I braved the bridge over the Danube, the famous Chain bridge (on foot) and then took the funicular up the hill to...
What better start…..

What better start…..

What better start to the day exploring a new city than popping into a church, the first of many no doubt on this architectural and cultural (but not especially religious) tour. Churches are cool and quiet and often a surprise inside… some plain, some ornate,...
Budapest- a city of two halves!

Budapest- a city of two halves!

Hah, is there no end to my sporting analogies! I promise that is the last one. So I have slipped into Europe via Budapest. Emirates fly here and its a mere 5 hours from Dubai. Its been many years since I have been to Europe (given my recent dalliance with the...

Colourful Campeche!

I’m a couple of hours down the coast from Mérida is the quaint town of Campeche on the Mexican gulf on the last stop of my tour.  Campeche has old stone walls and lookouts,  cannons for facing off pirates, crumbling old buildings, arches, a boardwalk called the...
Farewell to Mérida

Farewell to Mérida

Lola has jetted off to the Emerald Isles, and as Ms Pacifica prepares to leave the Casa Caballito (little Horse) also known as the peppermint house, I thought I’d give you a photographic walk through of our casa. That’s it. Next Stop Campeche, and it is...

We’re ruined…

(for choice) in the Archealogical Ruins of the Yucatan. So we started with the ‘big one’ Chichen Itza is a major tourist destination and is situated between Merida and Cancun and close to Cozumel and so attract many day trippers from the beach resorts and...

In the peppermint house

Is it hot? How does 36deg and 99% humidity sound? We have arrived in Mérida in the rainy season or as they like to call it here – the green season. Even the locals are sweating and carrying about cloth implements to wipe the brow – and other places you...