Amsterdam   Leave a comment

_MG_0248Wanna know what I did? I got educated. Where, you ask? In Amsterdam’s Red Light District, otherwise known as Rosse Buurt.

Medieval alleys galore. Fat Alley, Skinny Alley, and past the curtained doors, with the red strip light, where the girls either drape the fabric over themselves or continue to boldly display almost everything in full view. Oh my, this really is another world! It takes window shopping to a whole other level!
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Posted October 31, 2017 by Jaclyn in Holidays, Uncategorized

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The World is Calling So I Must Go   Leave a comment

2015 UK Hamble Jaclyn in Phone BoothSome of you may have noticed that, for the last year or so, I’ve been missing in action. Not due to anything in particular but simply because posting about my travels is so much easier and quicker on Facebook and Instagram. To be honest, I kind of forgot about my blog. Yikes! Read the rest of this entry »

Helsinki, Finland   4 comments

The only rain to speak of during my 2 week trip to the Baltic Capitals came while waiting for the ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki. During the torrential downpour, which only lasted about 2 mins, the streets were flooded and cars were hydro-planing.
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Posted July 19, 2016 by Jaclyn in Travel

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Tallinn   Leave a comment

2016 Estonia Tallinn TowerTallinn – the place I am most excited to visit out of all my stops on this trip. This Estonian capital is the gateway between Europe and Russia and I’m hoping for a little glimpse of the architecture I would have seen had I gone to St Petersburg. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 15, 2016 by Jaclyn in Travel

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Turaida Castle and the Baltic Chain   2 comments

2016 Latvia View from Turaida Castle

View from Turaida Castle

Turaida castle is surrounded by the Gauja valley, lakes and a dense, lush forest. I wish I could see an aerial view of this place with the deep red brick of the castle contrasting with the green foliage and the beautiful blue sky. See? Just one more reason for me to have my own plane! Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 14, 2016 by Jaclyn in Travel

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Riga, Latvia   Leave a comment

2016 Latvia Riga Building on Alberta Iela

Alberta Iela Building

Alberta Iela – I absolutely love this street, it’s an architects delight. Not that I’m an architect but even I can appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of these art nouveau buildings.

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Posted July 11, 2016 by Jaclyn in Travel

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Red Carpet Attire and a Palace Lunch   Leave a comment

Rundale Palace was built in the 15th century and in the 1920’s some of its rooms were used as a primary school.

Preparing for my red carpet entrance, I put on the supplied little blue cover ups. My flip-flops just fall off so I’m essentially walking around barefoot in my booties. Talk about feeling completely at home in a palace! “Hmm, now how do I get to the kitchen to make  a snack?”. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 9, 2016 by Jaclyn in Travel

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