Porvoo, Finland

The Old Train Station at Porvoo, Finland

          On a recent trip to Finland, Russia and Ukraine I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful little town of Porvoo, Finland.  Just a 30 mile bus ride from Helsinki, the capital of Finland, Porvoo is a small medieval town located on the River Porvoonjoki.  I was captivated by an old deserted train station located just outside of the old town and could only imagine all the comings and goings from this station over the years.

Porvoo, Finland

The Old Town of Porvoo, Finland across the River Porvoonjoki

Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo, Finland

Porvoo, Finland

 

The Old Train Station at Porvoo, Finland

 

 

A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia

Cathedral at Romanov Death Site in Yekaterinburg, Russia

A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia from Perm to Yekaterinburg

Earning My Keep in Perm, Russia

Perm is a common stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway and while there is not a lot to see of historical interest there, I did have a pleasant stay at the Hotel Prikamye. When the front . . . → Read More: A Train Ride into the Ural Mountains of Russia

Colorado or Mongolia?

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

The Rocky Mountains of Colorado or Terelj National Park, Mongolia?

If you didn’t look closely you might mistake these photos taken in Terelj National Park, Mongolia for the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

Terelj National Park, Mongolia

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A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara, Ireland

A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland

Clifden, Connemara, Ireland

Galway was one of my favorite places in Ireland. Not only is it a beautiful city, but there are some interesting sights nearby. I took the bus to Clifden and fell in love with the spectacular scenery of the Connemara region on the West Coast of Ireland. On my walk I . . . → Read More: A Garden Gate in Clifden, Connemara, Ireland

Travel Cat

Cat in Cottage Window Dreams of Traveling the Globe, Sligo, Ireland

A Favorite Photo from Sligo, Ireland

I saw this beautiful cat sitting next to a globe in a cottage window in Sligo, Ireland and imagined that he was dreaming of traveling the world. This photo was taken near the grave of one of Ireland’s most revered poets, William Butler Yeats, near Ben Bulben, a . . . → Read More: Travel Cat

My Fifty-two Page U.S. Passport

52 Page US Passport

The New Fifty-two Page U.S. Passport

Several years ago when I had to renew my passport, I debated whether to get the standard 25 page passport or the new 52 page passport, both of which were the same price. Being a frequent traveler, my old passport was nearly full and I could definitely . . . → Read More: My Fifty-two Page U.S. Passport