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T-shirt Designs: Casa del Hildago (aka Museo Rodera-Robles)

When I arrived in Segovia, I visited the tourist information place. The nice lady gave me a map of Segovia with tourist stuff marked on it and a very long list of everything on the back side. The list gave a brief description of each location and included small photos from many as well. Casa del Hildago looked interesting. Before going, it can be tough to know if you’re going to tour an empty historic building, or one filled with furniture, or one filled with an art exhibit.… Read More

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Segovia: The Alcazar

The alcazar is billed as being famous for inspiring the Disney Castle, so I didn’t have high expectations for my visit. I was expecting to gawk and go. But they have a self-guided (audio optional) tour through many of the castle rooms – and the rooms are quite lavishly finished. Good tile work, exquisite wood detailing, etc. Well worth the time and price to take the tour. Don’t just show up and take the famous exterior photo of the west facade.… Read More

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T-shirt Designs: Taoguang Temple

Taoguang Temple is part of the Lingyin Temple scenic area in the Wulin Mountains part of West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, China. This was my first trip to China (hopefully, I can make another trip!). And it was a self-guided solo trip for me. In my effort to plan a simple trip, I decided to visit Hangzhou and the West Lake UNESCO World Heritage Site. I had a rough idea what to see and expect, but there was much more than I knew about. I knew about the big temples and the famous sights – which were all crowded, especially on the weekend.… Read More

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