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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bucharest, Romania ~ Bran Castle

Post is 2nd in a series of 3 on Bucharest, Romania After a morning spent at Peles Castle (see more here), our guide took us nearer the Piatra Craiului National Park to the area of Bran. Home to five smaller villages. Here houses sit amid forest and rock, and a…

A Final Update on BRINDHAM ~ Into the Drawer

A Different Kind of End This was hard. I still wonder if it is the right course of action. But, I have decided to put BRINDHAM on a shelf. The decision comes after a flurry of contests over August and September, and a review with an editor. The contests demonstrated…

Bucharest, Romania ~ Peles Castle

Post is 1st in a series of 3 on Bucharest, Romania A Division of Posts  One of the most truly beautiful and spectacular vacations I took was to Bucharest, Romania. I didn’t imagine it would be so lovely, mostly because I knew so little about the area before…

An Update on BRINDHAM ~ Last Revision

UGH Being a writer is for a very long time equivalent to showing up every day at a job (that doesn’t pay) and getting told you’re freakin’ terrible. Like a truly miserable excuse of a human who has zero talent and fails at the most…

Moscow, Russia ~ Izmailovsky Market

Izmailovsky Market A market in Moscow, Russia where you may obtain art, handmade crafts, antiques, and Soviet paraphernalia. A one-stop shop for souvenirs. Getting There The easiest way to get there is a taxi, but the Metro can be a fun part of the journey too. If you do…

Moscow, Russia ~ Kolomenskoye Park & Estate

Kolomenskoye Park & Estate was my favourite park in Moscow. The best time to visit is during autumn when the red, orange, and green scenery is pure heaven. The park overlooks the Moskva River (Moscow River), contains the White Column of Kolomenskoye, the completely reconstructed Wooden Palace, and various other…