http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/P1020497-190x142.jpg

One of the most colourful and historical buildings in Riga is the House of the Blackheads [Melngalvju nams]. Located in the old town of Riga, the original building was built during the 14th century for a group known as the …

There are no comments, click here be the first one!
http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1361-142x190.jpg

This walk took me around Covent Garden. This area is very popular with the hoards of tourists that visit London. The walk started off at Leicester Square tube station. I turned right into Great Newport Street. Originally I took the …

There are no comments, click here be the first one!
http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1341-142x190.jpg

Abney Park Cemetery was opened in 1840 as a model garden cemetery. Originally it was parkland dating from the eighteenth century and was named after Lady Mary Abney. It is also one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries of London. As …

midlifewanderlust196... says:
Thank you for your comments. I appreciate the feedback and will make the... more
Kirsten Foster says:
Glad you enjoyed visiting Abney Park. The site is owned by the London Borough... more
http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1340-142x190.jpg

This is another in the occasional series of London Walks. This particular walk took me around Stoke Newington. I took the overground train from Liverpool Street to Stoke Newington. When I left the railway station I crossed the road and …

There are no comments, click here be the first one!

10 Favourite Travel Songs

Music plays an important role in my life especially with travelling. When I am travelling I am always listening to good music. It is one of the reasons for living. The following are my 10 favourite travel songs. They are …

 

The Final Full Day – Day 15, 27/09

http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1316-142x190.jpg

A sore head and a heavy heart greeted me as I woke this morning. It was the final full day of my trip. Tomorrow I am off home but first today I would be leaving Vilnius for one final night …

 

Castle – Day 14, 26/09

http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/IMG_1264-190x142.jpg

After breakfast it was agreed that we should take a day out of Vilnius to Trakai. It has a castle and a lake that is worth visiting. It has been recommended to us by the staff at the hostel. So …

 

October 2014 – New Beginnings

http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2014-11-03-20.31.48-1024x768.jpg

After 12 years with my employer I finally left on 6 October after taking voluntary redundancy. The day itself went quicker than I had imagined. While it was emotional I was glad to be moving on. October 2014 felt right …

 

Užupis Republic

http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/P1030831-190x142.jpg

One of the reasons I like travelling is that you may come across something that could only be described as quirky. Užupis Republic in Vilnius certainly falls into this category. Užupis Republic is a independent state which is located within …

 

Cooked – Day 13, 25/09

http://midlifewanderlust1965.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/P1030858-190x142.jpg

Let me give you one good reason to stay at Jimmy Jumps Hotel. The waffles that are served for breakfast taste wonderful. Freshly cooked, I had mine with strawberry jam and chocolate spread. Just the thing to boost my energy …