Tags archives: historical

peace, quiet and moais

You’ve probably heard stories and seen the memorable stone sculptures. Yes, 1289 miles from the closest inhabited island and 2100 miles from Chile reside the famous Moais.  But what you probably didn’t notice is that Easter Island, aka Rapa Nui, aka Isla de Pasqua is part of Chile. That being said, Spanish is the official language of the island and the cheapest food one can find is of course…the empanada.  Since the […]

Peace in Ronda

The Puente Nuevo (the New Bridge) is undoubtedly the most impressive feature of this small sleepy town in Malaga Province, Spain.  It’s approximately 2.5 hours by train (RENFE) from Granada, and just under 2 hours from Malaga.  Day trips are doable as well with RENFE, the first train out of Granada being at around 7am and returning at around 5pm. I recommend spending one night in town – there’s a […]

brotherly lovin' in philly

When I think of Philadelphia it’s usually Rocky Balboa, a cheesesteak sandwich, or the Phillies – depending on the mood I am in.  What can I tell you, I’m a fan of movies, food and the Mets.  So what did I do differently this time?  I went to prison.  The Eastern State Penitentiary, to be exact – a hauntingly beautiful Gothic style prison with a fascinating history during its operation […]