Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Statues

  Ailsa’s theme this week is statues. Kongo has observed that statues are like photo magnets.  People with cameras can’t avoid snapping a picture. Kongo is the same way and the images in this post are some of his snaps during recent travels.  The wooden Indian statue above was captured in Ybor City, Florida. Advertisements

Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Multicolored

  Multicolored bottles pose at an art fair in La Jolla, California.  Visit Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog to see more multicolored responses to this week’s travel theme.  Read on to see more of Kongo’s multicolored images.

Cruising the Danube

Kongo returned a week ago from a two-week river and land tour through Central Europe to the areas on or near the River Danube. The Danube originates in Germany’s Black Forest and flows 2,872 kilometers to end in the Black Sea. Along the way it passes through four capitals (Kongo visited three of them) and ten countries. Kongo travelled from Budapest, Hungary to Regensberg, Germany and than went up the Rhine-Main canal to Nuremberg. There was a side trip to Salzburg and the final three days were in Prague which is not near the Danube at all. Everything else was…

Maria Theresa: Europe’s Mother-in-Law

Few people have had as much influence on modern European history as Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina, the only female who ruled the Hapsburg empire.  While touring central Europe on a river cruise Kongo got up close and personal with Maria Theresa.  Actually, you couldn’t help but get to know her since she had something to do with just about everything you could take a picture of from Budapest to Prague.  The picture above depicts Maria Theresa in Bratislava, which is now the capital of Slovakia.