My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.
Landmarks Of Western Europe
France The capital of France, Paris is the global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. The city is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and divided into two banks by the Sein River. it offers visitors many impressive landmarks to see, boutiques to shop in, art galleries, museums, and some of the very best restaurants.
Full Of Beans
Europe France Cassoulet is a traditional bean and meat dish originating in southwest France. The dish has three versions and each is a dish on its own. The dish was named for the dish in which it is prepared, a cassole.
Northern European Landmarks
Norway The lovely city of Oslo is the capital of Norway. The city draws many tourists with its landmarks and parks, open spaces, protected forests, hills and many lakes. The parks and open spaces are accessible from almost any point in the city.
Birds Of A Feather
Europe Denmark Stegt Gas is a roast goose that is a Danish specialty prepared on special occasions. The goose is prepared and cleaned and then stuffed with quartered apples or a mix of apples and prunes.
Rolling On The River
Europe Latvia The Daugava starts its journey in the Valdai Hills of Russia. It flows through Latvia and divides the capital city of Riga into two banks. Its journey ends as it empties into the Gulf of Riga and into the Baltic Sea.
The Natural Beauty Of Africa
Northern Africa Egypt The Great Pyramids of Giza are what interest tourists the most when they visit Egypt. These amazing structures were constructed 4,500 years ago as a final resting place for Egyptian Pharaohs.
Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum
The Beheaded Pirate About 1680 a man named Edward Treacher was born in Bristol, England and later would become known as Captain Blackbeard. He was tall and had broad-shouldered. His face was covered by a long, black beard and he had long dark hair. Blackbeard was an impressive sight with a wide-brimmed hat upon his head, long boots, and across his body slings full of pistols. To make himself look angry and dangerous he would attach lit fuses to his hair and as the sparks started to burn smoke was all around. What made Blackbeard stand out from other pirates was that he could read and write.
When it comes to strange foods it all depends on how people look at them, where they live, and what they can afford. We all know food is expensive but to live we have to eat. There are places in the world that do not have supermarkets or are far from where they live. Many people are living in poverty and struggling to feed their families and particularly their children. Among the strangest food that is eaten is blood pudding or blood sausage as it is known in Latvia. I was born in the US but my parents came from Latvia. I grew up in two cultures and learned to eat a lot of food I would otherwise not have even known about.