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Hey Colosseo … why ban climbing on ruins?

Just coming from Roma a couple days earlier … nothing has changed except for one thing … you can no longer take an EPIC picture in the Coliseum. I feel like my pictures from our previous trip to Roma are now even more special, since I would have to operate like a Ninja to get pictures like the following or ... Read More »

Barcelona graffiti artists are awesome …

Walking around Barcelona, you cannot help but be amazed by the quality of the graffiti on all the walls and shop shutters all around the city. The colour and intricacy of the designs really add to the overall flavour of the city. You can find Graffiti on walls, trains, in art gallerys, and even legally painted on the shutters of ... Read More »

Barcelona = bars, Jamon Iberico and Clara con Limón

I’ve been to Spain enough times now to know the following Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without a café con leche and summer wouldn’t be summer without sipping a clara con limón at a terraza on a long, hot night. Arguing over serranos and ibéricos is pointless but I’ll still try to argue with the best of ‘em. However I will ... Read More »

La Sagrada Familia …you’re still a piece of artistic crap

Well you would figure after visiting this thing for the 4th time, I would start to be sufficiently impressed. Nope! I’m always impressed by the sheer scale and size of this colossal art abortion, but nevertheless it is and will always remain to me … an abortion of art. However, I’m always laughing at the signs in there … and ... Read More »

Two days again in Barcelona … Definitely going to do it without museums

My post about doing Barcelona for 48 hours without museums was a definite hit with the blogosphere. The difference this time is that we’re going to be adding much more of the Gothic Barrio – I’ll be definitely updating the 2 day itinerary to include more time in the waterfront and Las Ramblas! Read More »

24 hours in Helsinki – The Trini Way

24 hours in Helsinki – The Trini Way

Hey! So you’re in Helsinki for 24 hours and you want to absolutely have the best full 24 hours that is possible over there. Before I actually give you a decent itinerary on what to do, here is a bit of a preamble on my adventure here. Lesson #1 … do NOT go in winter but rather sometime close to ... Read More »

Is the Helsinki Card worth it? … HELL NO!

Is the Helsinki Card worth it? … HELL NO!

In all my research online, I figured with opinions of others was worth something so I bought the 72 hour Helsinki Card … it was a stupid decision and fraught with utter worthlessness. See a picture of my card … the only use of the card was really for taking the picture of the card to prove how useless the ... Read More »

Latte Art in Antigua, Guatemala … don’t mind if I try!

Latte Art in Antigua, Guatemala … don’t mind if I try!

I’ve gotten into the coffee tasting business rather late in life. I’ll never really be a coffee aficionado since my first love now is Single Malt Scotch. That being said … I do like when we have guests over and I can offer them an excellent cup of coffee that they’ll ask about. If you’re in Antigua, Guatemala, you’ll have ... Read More »

Epic romance at Meson Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala [Meson Panza Verde review]

Epic romance at Meson Panza Verde in Antigua, Guatemala [Meson Panza Verde review]

I’m the first one to admit that I’m not the romantic person in the world, so when I actually find a place that knocks it out of the park, then I have to spread the word. Antigua, Guatemala is a very pretty and really romantic little town all by itself, but Panza Verde seriously ups the ante. As a hotel, ... Read More »

Funny Wall Signs … Part 1

Funny Wall Signs … Part 1

When you’re travelling on the road, there are the regular traffic signs and warnings. Typical sign include Don’t Pass Yield Children Crossing However when you’re faced with the following signs, I typically have to stop and actually figure out what the hell the sign means …if just for a second or two. Some signs are pretty self explanatory like this ... Read More »