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The Temple of Poseidon

Sounion, Greece. This is the Temple of Poseidon. I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled here a few times. My first introduction to Sounion was with my friend Yioryis who reminded me of the story in Greek Mythology of King Aegeus and his son Theseus. A treaty had been agreed with King Minos of Greece…

No. 2 House of Daviot

  I had planned to go see Craigievar Castle as my last stop on the Castle Trail but as I was looking at my plans I discovered that it was closed on Thursdays. So I decided to extend my trail by a day and that I would do some back tracking and visit some other…

Sherry Tasting

Just a few days ago we went out to Stockbridge for the evening. And the first place we went to is called Goya 23. It’s a Sherry tasting experience and wine bar. Now when I think of Sherry I usually think of the sherry my mother might occasionally have cooked with and the itty bitty…

Artichokes & Lamb

Last night we had guests for dinner. Because I have been to Greece many times I was asked to create something Greek-ish. And there is this one dish that I have made many times about the world that has been quite popular. It doesn’t really have a name. Essentially it is Artichokes and Chicken with…

Matrix Airfare Search

Matrix Airfare Search Some time ago as I was  looking through travel related articles I discovered this bit of software that has been used by many travelers to find more affordable flight prices to popular destinations. It’s called Matrix Airfare Search and is owned by ITA Software, Inc. Matrix is evidently able to generate some…

Tantallon Castle

The idea was to visit the castles that are within reasonable distance to Edinburgh. And Tantallon Castle is just one of those castles. The people at the visitor center made it sound easy to get there and certainly well worth the trip out. Take the train from Waverley station in Edinburgh and go to North…

St Bernard’s Well

When i finally woke up this morning I was somewhat amused to see the two house cats camped out in my room patiently waiting for me to wake up. Had they been my cats there would be no patiently. They would have been on the bed telling me that they were hungry and it was…

Hemingway Daiquiri

  So it was Friday last night and the end of the week. I’ve covered a lot of ground here in Edinburgh. I’ve traveled to parts of the city that I’ve not seen before as well as lots of places that I remember from previous trips. It’s been a long week and I’ve walked a…

A Splash of Tartan

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo was brilliant. I love hearing the bagpipes anyway and so hearing them being played en masse with the pipers all decked out in their Scottish Military regalia met and exceeded my expectations. First, I had great seats. . . looking straight on to the entrance of the castle from which…

Changing The Money

I happened to be reading articles from the BBC that I get in my email every morning and I came across this one article that I thought was really interesting and certainly relevant to my stay here in the UK. It’s just that in the UK they are in the process of changing their one…