Tag: Europe

Giverney: One of France’s Most Popular Spots

On a recent trip to France, I was finally going to see Monet’s house and gardens, one of the most popular tourist sites in France. Monet lived there for many years with his large family, and often entertained artists, who came to set up easels and sketch.  In fact, he is said to have started the…

Croatia: Zagreb, Hip Yet Medieval Capital

  Zagreb, with a tram running through the central square, has a lower and upper section.   Standing in front of our hotel at the farther end of the square, I thought that Zagreb was a flat city. However, when we made our way a few blocks north,  we could see that there was an upper and…

Croatia, Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Considered one of the most pristine nature preserves in Europe, Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in central Croatia, and within a two hour drive of the Adriatic Coast.  Sixteen lakes flow into one other, like tiny Niagara Falls spilling out of infinity pools. The water runs across limestone forming lakes, caves and waterfalls.  Natural…