Rijeka: Trsat Castle

As there was some good weather expected on Sunday, and Michael and I assumed most other attractions would be closed, we decided to head up Trsat Hill to see Trsat Castle. Sleeping in, we didn’t get going until noon, so we grabbed sandwiches on Korzo, the main shopping street in Rijeka, to eat on the … More Rijeka: Trsat Castle

Spring Break: Lefkara

For my last day in Cyprus, we spent the morning in Lefkara, a small village in the Troodos foothills famous for its lace. We make the conscious decision to avoid all of these lace shops, the majority of which were highly touristy, and instead focused on the architecture of the town, taking pictures of what … More Spring Break: Lefkara

Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains

Located near the sea, the Kyrenia Mountains were of strategic importance. Three castles were built on the peaks: St. Hilarion, Buffavento, and Kantara. All located in the North, I got to see the former two. St. Hilarion The best preserved of the three strongholds, its location provided the castle with command of the pass road … More Spring Break: Castles in the Kyrenia Mountains