Siberia’s Lake Baikal

My previous post was about taking a trip on the fabled Trans Siberian Railway. My travel partner and I didn’t go all the way across to Vladivostok, though — we decided to get off of the train in Irkutsk, Russia. We wanted to spend a few days viewing the world’s oldest and deepest lake, which is … Continue reading

Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia

The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s most popular tourist destination and one of the most popular tourist sites in all of Spain. Its foundation stone was set in 1882, and La Sagrada Familia has been under perpetual construction since then. It was designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudi. I was most fortunate to … 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