Author: JC

www.agreatbighunkofworld.com
art united states

Visiting Philly’s Magic Gardens

While the gardens is classified as a museum, the entire space essentially a mish mash of one-off art pieces and misfit items, to classify it as such doesn’t feel fitting.

Writer sits on the right hand side of a short stone wall facing left with legs crossed. Behinds her are the roofs of a couple of Mediterranean buildings and a small tower to the right. Tall green trees stand behind the buildings.
europe spain travel

Girona: One Historic Day in Catalonia, Spain

Girona is approximately 40 minutes from Barcelona by train or an hour and a half drive by car, making it an ideal day-trip to those looking from a break from the bustling city. Though many Games of Thrones fans will also list Girona as worth a visit due to it being home to several filming locations, in my opinion, it’s the historical preservation, hidden gems, and the fact that virtually the entire city is walkable that make Girona most worth visiting.

Two Days in New Orleans | United States | A Great Big Hunk of World | www.agreatbighunkofworld.com | #agbhow | Oak Alley Plantation Tour
Louisiana united states weekend trips

Two Days in New Orleans (And What I’d Do Differently)

American playwright, Tennessee Williams, once said “America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.”

Well, no offense to Cleveland but after just two days in The Big Easy, I can see why this southern city stands out amongst the rest. And just the way I refuse to ever leave New York, I refuse to not return to New Orleans time and time again.

Crossing the Hajar Mountains | Jebel Jais Zip Line | World's Longest Zip Line | Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates | A Great Big Hunk of World | www.agreatbighunkofworld.com
middle east uae

Crossing the Hajar Mountains

“Are you ready?” My eyes shut tightly, “Yep, let’s do it”. A loud whirring of the zip line and a sharp gush of wind blowing past my face, and just like that any fears I may have had retreated as I flew over a beautiful abyss of layered limestone and ophiolite.