SPAIN - The Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria de Monserrat is built into the mountain and offers visitors a staggering view. Monserrat is translated 'sawed mountain'. It is about 45 km northwest of Barcelona.
Reading in the gondola, Venice. yes, this is me in Venice (when it's not hot and stinky) in a lovely dress and hat, reading. Cinque Terre in two days. Eat your hearts out, all of you with no rich inner fantasy life.