International, Travel

The Long Road Home

The time has come to head back to my nine to five - this trip has been amazing and I feel very fortunate for being able to have made this dream a reality. Below is the rainy view from my Dublin hotel; my one night stop over before heading home to Texas. During my wait… Continue reading The Long Road Home

International, Travel

St. Giles Cathedral

When entering into the Cathedral, I was greeted by a very large sign requesting that no photos be taken until a 2 GBP fee was paid for a photography permit.  It stated that the fee would be used to fund the upkeep of the church which was founded in the 12th century.  So, I walked… Continue reading St. Giles Cathedral

International, Travel

Ediburgh: City of Literature

While on my way to the Rosehip for breakfast, I stumbled upon this mural. As it turns out, Edinburgh was the first city to received the 'City of Literature' distinction from UNESCO in 2004.  This title is given to cities to recognize the literary and theatrical contributions made be authors who call the city home,… Continue reading Ediburgh: City of Literature

International, Travel

Early Morning in Edinburgh

The weather was brisk and a bit less rainy this day, so I set out to walk the city. I didn't really have much of a destination, I just picked a direction and started walking.  Below is the Elephant House, probably best known as one of the coffee shops where J. K. Rowling wrote the… Continue reading Early Morning in Edinburgh

Dining Out, Eats, International, Travel

Edinburgh: Hostel to Hotel with a Touch of Culture

The view from the Baxter Hostel was lovely this morning - I sat at a bay window while enjoying a bit if coffee. My check out time was around 10 am, so I spend my time planning out my day and taking in the cool air from the open window. Once I got everything squared… Continue reading Edinburgh: Hostel to Hotel with a Touch of Culture