Browsed by
Tag: castles

Sheki – last stop before Georgia!

Sheki – last stop before Georgia!

After two days in Lahic we arrived at our next destination, Sheki – or Seki, Sheke, Shakki, Shaka, Shekin, Shakne, Shakkan. Well, all is correct, for historical reasons, would take too long to explain. With its 64,000 some inhabitants Sheki counts as a city. But it feels more like a small town, which is nice for us. Sheki is especially known for its carawanserei. Originally there were seven of them around, two are still there. One has been made into…

Read More Read More

Monmouth to Pandy

Monmouth to Pandy

  We’re a bit behind with our posts, sorry about that. But a lot has been happening lately, not really to do with our trip. Anyway, on our way to Pandy we were more fortunate with the weather, it started out a bit cloudy but got better and stayed dry and sunny for the rest of the hike to Raglan where we stayed at a really nice Bed and Breakfast place that had taken us in even though they hadn’t been…

Read More Read More

Chepstow Castle and the start of Offa’s Dyke Path

Chepstow Castle and the start of Offa’s Dyke Path

  After a few days of sweet relaxing and idling  in Swansea it’s getting serious again. We’re in Chepstow and about to start our next hike – and this time we’re not only doing it for fun, but to be included into the National Trail’s hall of fame. So we got ourselves two Completion Cards from the Tourist Information, which we will have to fill with stamps from different locations along the way. So no shortcuts and cheating with public…

Read More Read More

Hiking the Southwest Coast Path: 12 things to do to make the most of it

Hiking the Southwest Coast Path: 12 things to do to make the most of it

  We’ve successfully accomplished the first leg of our long journey: We’re done with the Southwest Coast Path. The weather changed again, it was grey and rainy, so we hopped on a bus directly to Minehead, the official start/end point of the trail. After 16 days we feel it’s time for something new. Wales, in our case. But before that, we’re gonna stay a while in Swansea to visit some of Henry’s family and relax our sore muscles. We had good times…

Read More Read More

Padstow to Bude – a little bit of everything

Padstow to Bude – a little bit of everything

  I am beginning to feel guilty about using public transport so much. But then, the weather has played a lot of tricks on us the past couple of days. Again. We had a bit of everything. Sunny and warm, cloudy and foggy, rainy and storm. After we had said Goodbye to Ray, who had been accompanying us for three days, we took the ferry to cross over to Rock, and then walked to Polzeath. From there on, so our…

Read More Read More

Hiroshima

Hiroshima

  When you travel to Hiroshima inevitably one thing comes to mind. You might think you know it all – the first A-Bomb being dropped here on the 6th of August 1945 at 8:15 in the morning, thousands killed instantly, destruction of a whole city and the horrible after-effects. But its one thing reading about what happened here, standing directly under the spot where the bomb unleashed its catastrophic force and actually touching things that have been deformed in the…

Read More Read More