Sailing south from the Bay of Biscay, Kongo’s ship, World Traveler, arrived in Porto, Portugal and moored next to a pier for the first time since Dublin. While riding to and from the ship in a tender reminds the monkey … Continue reading Porto, Portugal
Kongo arrives in Douarnenez, a small town on the north coast of France. Not everyone was happy to see the monkey arrive in Brittany. As the ship dropped anchor a group of young cruise ship protesters lined the quay waving … Continue reading Douarnenez, France
Kongo departed Amsterdam yesterday to sail through the connecting canal to the Rhine River. The canal rises above the level of the surrounding land and it is interesting to look down upon the adjacent farms and villages.
Yesterday Kongo toured the Sagrada Familia under construction in Barcelona, Spain. This over the top, eye-watering, jaw dropping, awe inspiring site was a highlight of the monkey’s most recent European adventure. There simply are not enough adjectives to describe this basilica and no picture can ever capture the beauty and grandeur rising from the streets of Barcelona.
Spectacular Gothic architecture. Gargoyles. Stained glass to die for. The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris lives up to everything you’ve ever read about it. Dating back to the 1100s, this is a really, really old church. It’s been restored at various times over the centuries and today it remains it good shape. At least as far as the monkey could tell. Kongo didn’t climb the belfry but might be tempted to do it at some later date when he had more time. Continue reading “The Monkey of Notre Dame”