Plzeň, Czech Republic

If you are an aficionado of quality beer, you might recognize Plzeň as the home of Pilsner Urquell, which was first brewed in 1842 and is the original Pilsner-style beer. When I visited Plzeň (also spelled Pilsen) in 2008, I took a tour of the brewery (which was awesome). This is a picture of the entrance. I really … Continue reading

Barcelona: a Roman Wall, a Cathedral, and La Rambla

I had decided to wander around Barcelona for a little while without any specific plans to see anything. As I was emerging from an alleyway, this sight greeted me: Upon further inspection, I learned that part of the structure was built on a Roman wall that dates to the fourth century. I only explored the … Continue reading