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after our visit with the dominican sisters, we went for a side trip to galena, just 12 miles from the sinsinawa mound. this charming little town of rolling hills and scenic roads overlooking the galena river is a popular midwest … Continue reading

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holy bread

the nuns in sinsinawa are famous for their bread, rolls and fruitcake.  cinnamon roll is my favorite. the bakery is in the sinsinawa mound, a complex located in southwest rural wisconsin amid lush woodlands, orchards, vineyards and fields.  it is … Continue reading

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malmo at its best

from copenhagen, we went for about an hour bus ride to malmo, sweden’s southernmost city through the oresund bridge.  malmo is small, charming and hip. oresund bridge photo from the web we were fortunate to be there on the eve … Continue reading

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nyhavn harbor

copenhagen’s pride is nyhavn harbor, a charismatic 17th century port and entertainment district lined with picturesque and brightly colored townhomes, bars, cafes and restaurants. it was home to hans christian andersen, the famous danish fairytale writer.  his waterfront townhouse no. … Continue reading

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a breath of fresh air

helsinki was a breath of fresh air.  it is surrounded by water and is very clean.  it is relatively small but offers a lot to do, experience and see.  thank you to my friends and their cousin, Tess, a long-time … Continue reading

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about 28 miles outside st petersburg, was a grand tour of peterhof often referred to as the russian versailles.  although smaller in scope, it undoubtedly rivals the grandeur and majesty of versailles.  peterhof was the official imperial residence of the … Continue reading

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russia’s vibrant city

visiting st petersburg was a dream come true for me.  i have always been intrigued by its history.  the aristocratic opulence of the tsars and the rigidity of communism fuels my curiosity.  formerly known as leningrad until 1991, st petersburg … Continue reading

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