This was a pretty quiet month. I started out incredibly sick, then felt shitty due to the Election, but then turned it around with 3 Thanksgivings! Recommended Reading Lili on the Loose My favorite Travel Misstep this month was the time I learned my ancestors betrayed their countrymen. And I started to get in the Christmas spirit by sharing photos of this lovely Manger Market in Munich. Other Blogs I stumbled upon a list of the top 10 best dinosaur museums from CNN. Take a gander at this stunning stargazing photography at ancient sites from National Geographic. The New York [...]
While walking through Christmas Markets in Germany you cannot help to notice the many Gingerbread treats and ornaments all around. Also known as Lebkuchen they make great souvenirs and can last for years if you keep them wrapped! Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.
Its December 1st, and while getting ready for the upcoming holidays I cannot stop thinking about the Christmas seasons I've spent abroad. Its amazing the different stories we have for the holiday gift giving around this time of year. Here are the top 10 "Santa Legends" from around the world. Courtesy of: Milkwhale Every other week Travel Thursday brings you travel tips and information on the amazing sights and activities the world has to offer.
I just love the lighting and setup of these various dinosaur skulls and bones. Found at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Museum Monday is an every other week series about museum news, objects, and reviews.
As I've written before, collecting German Christmas Market Mugs can be addicting! Here are two examples of the elusive "boot mug" that you might find at Christmas Markets. I cannot recall where the red one is from (yes I bought way to many mugs) but the blue one is from Munich. It also is more molded, with buttons, laces, and more "fold" texture around the base of the mug. Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.
A quiet night at the White House. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.
Our motto: "I remained Unvanquished". It is a rare privilege to be able to visit the homeland of your ancestors. I've been able to visit England, Ireland, and Scotland to see the countrysides of where they lived. I thought I new a lot about my Armstrong ancestors from going to the Scottish Military Tattoo Festival every year in Estes Park, CO. I knew our motto, what our crest and tartan looked like. I had learned the old story of how a warrior rescued his clan's King when he fell in battle, picking him up and getting him to [...]
Rexy at Islands of Adventure! Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.
In a week Germany's Christmas markets will open for the holiday season. Munich has numerous Christmas Markets, from their traditional large market in Marienplatz to the unique Medieval Market at Wittelsbacherplatz. But Munich also boasts of the largest Manger Market. You can find it at Neuhauser Strasse, just a short walk away from the main market at Marienplatz. Here you can find everything you'll need for your own nativity scene! From Angels to fill the sky... To blank paint your own figures. And all manner of creatures to fill the barn With fuzzy, [...]
Kom Ombo is an amazing temple. Its unique due to the fact its dedicated to not one but two different gods: The falcon-headed Horus & Sobek the Crocodile-headed God. Included with your admission to the temple is a small but well curated museum dedicated to Sobek. When you first walk in, you'll be greeted by a dozen smiling preserved crocodiles resting on a bed of sand. As you walk around you'll see various statues and stele depicting Sobek. Sobek was associated with fertility (likely due to crocodiles living in the Nile) as well as military prowess. You'll also see numerous crocodile [...]