Author Archives: Rhonda Krause

Kyoto’s To-ji Temple- By Day and By Night

The rain was coming down hard during our visit to To-ji Temple, but not enough to conceal its simplistic beauty. Finding shelter under our umbrella, we dodged puddles as we walked down the gravel path. Pink-blossomed cherry trees lined its edge, leading the way to To-ji’s five storied pagoda, a symbol of Kyoto. As we...

Visiting the Würzburg Residence

Nearing the end of our European honeymoon, we decided to make a stop in Würzburg, Germany specifically to see the city’s World Heritage-listed palace. The Würzburg Residence is widely considered to be one of the most important Baroque palaces in Europe. As the former residence of the Würzburg prince-bishops, its design is over-the-top luxurious, exactly...

Photo of the Week: Winter in Osoyoos, British Columbia

Osoyoos is primarily known as a summer destination thanks to the hot temperatures, beautiful golf courses, and vineyards and orchards that surround Canada’s warmest lake. Yet, it’s also becoming a popular winter destination among “snowbirds”, retired Canadians looking to escape to warmer climates without having to leave the country. My parents are spending winter in...

Kinkaku-ji Temple- Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion

A late afternoon rain gently pattered down on my umbrella as we walked along a tree-shaded path in northwest Kyoto. The light was dim, the day’s last remaining sunlight unable to break through the clouds. The further along the path we got, the faster I walked, eager to see one of Kyoto’s most famous sites....


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