Skate Park Skopje

There is something raw and exciting about a graffiti covered derelict old skate park. Now let’s be clear, I don’t skate. I never have skated; but, I have many times thought that if only I had grown up in southern California (and were 10x cooler than I actually was) I would have skated.  So I married a woman who is from southern California…and she does … Continue reading Skate Park Skopje

Denmark: Sun & Fun (not your typical pairing)

Spring Break found familynomadic packed back in the prius, this time with as much sand toys and snacks as they could fit.  Destination…Skagen, Denmark.  From the Oresund Bridge, across the Storebaelt Bridge, and finally across Den Ny Lillebaeltsbro, we managed to reach “mainland” Denmark and took rest in the town of Aarhus, which is the second largest city in Denmark.  Seeing that I have two … Continue reading Denmark: Sun & Fun (not your typical pairing)

Art, Nature, History…Wanås!

Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås.  The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden. With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time … Continue reading Art, Nature, History…Wanås!

Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Leaving Burma for Sweden there was one main thing I was looking forward to…Fall.  Today was a day that made my soul sing. The colors are just past peak, but vibrant yellow and burnt orange colors surrounded my family and I as we continued our new tradition of finding a different nature reserve to hike in every Saturday morning.  Vako Myr is a 13km square … Continue reading Vako: Another walk in Smalands

Family European Vacation Pt 2: Dinkelsbuhl and Environs

This is the long awaited sequel to European Family Vacation Pt 1: Bavarian Alps.  We are out of the highlands and down in the lower Bavarian farm land.  Our center of operations was the delightfully medieval town of Dinkelsbuhl.  And this was a great place to base ourselves out of!!  The town seems to come directly out of an old medieval story; its the type … Continue reading Family European Vacation Pt 2: Dinkelsbuhl and Environs

Höö: Another walk in Smalands

Our second autumn walk took us to Höö Naturreservant.  This is a very lovely place with multiple well marked trails, a B&B, and an assortment of animals and terrain.  This area, on the north end of Mocklen Lake, has been established in order to preserve the old “peasant landscape”.  The preserve includes farmland, cow pastures, forests, a lake, and a Bed & Breakfast that offers … Continue reading Höö: Another walk in Smalands