This beautiful building appeared to have once been a church. I’m guessing it may have been turned into a place for wedding receptions. Whatever the case, the building itself was worth a wander. Continue reading Singapore’s Chimjes
The two competing churches, Catholic and Anglican, were located at opposite ends of the village. The Anglican church was established when many of the Anglican survivors (after the Mt Tarawera eruption of 1886), moved to the village to join family members. Continue reading Whakarewarewa’s Churches
I sat in the women’s section of a train that rattled to Fort St George. This was the only place where I enjoyed a real footpath that skirted the circumference of the fort. There were no crumpled sections or potholes. Continue reading Chennai’s Fort St George
I stumbled upon enormous churches, all of which seemed over sized for a town like Pondy. Perhaps in the days of French colonial rule, they needed them larger than the Hindu temples. Continue reading Puducherry churches
The following year I returned to Malta. My first stop with my daughter was St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
This was probably Malta’s most ostentatious church of high ceilings covered in paintings and gold leaf decoration with a history steeped in Knights Templar. Continue reading Return to Valletta and St John’s Co-Cathedral
I visited Malta three times, but don’t let that fool you into believing it was worth three visits. For me, it was because my daughter and her husband lived there for five years.
The islands of Malta seemed practically treeless Continue reading The Mediterranean Sea’s Malta
We headed back to Guayaquil where I would fly home after an enjoyable month. Ecuador had been easy travel. I suppose after India and especially Java, Ecuador was a breeze. Continue reading Last stop, Guayaquil, Ecuador
During my entire Ecuador trip, I travelled by bus but I have yet to talk about bus culture as I saw it. Oh yes, the buses were air-conditioned; there was no smoking; you were assigned a seat on long journeys; all things I appreciated. It made bus travel through Ecuador a delight – all except for one thing. Continue reading Baffled by Ecuador’s buses