April 2015 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cats from Rome {Italy}

trevi fountain postcard

When in Rome last year, I stumbled upon these beautiful postcards by Giancarlo Gasponi.

The first cat poses near the Trevi Fountain. If you saw the movie La Dolce Vita, you'll probably remember the scene in which Anita Ekberg strolls into the Trevi Fountain as Marcello Mastroianni pursues her. It's one of the most famous scenes in film history.

The cat in the second picture makes itself at home in front of the Colosseum. Apparently, the Colosseum is home to about 200 cats, all of which are being fed and pampered daily. However, I didn't see a single feline when I was there.

The building behind the third cat is the tomb of the Roman Emperor Hadrian: St. Angel's Castle, also known as Castel Sant'Angelo or Castle of the Holy Angel.

Have you ever been to Rome? What are your favorite places here?

colosseum postcard
st angel's castle rome

Also, thank you to author H.L. Burke (Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon, Beggar Magic, Dragon's Curse, and many other books) for presenting Traveling Cats with the Versatile Blogger Award. 

Cats from Ghent {Belgium}

cat shelter

Yesterday afternoon, before going to a film production meeting for my story Next to Her, I visited the Poezenboot Caprice in Ghent, Belgium. 

This cat shelter is known all over the world (visitors come as far as China) because it's located on a boat. 

cats and dogs belgium

Visitors can spend the entire afternoon at the cat boat, cuddling the cats, or having a drink in their company

At the end of your visit, you are welcome to adopt one

black cat pictures
poezenboot caprice

Once in a while, Poezenboot Caprice has dogs, too.

cat with attitude
cat boat ghent

The cat boat has been there since 1996.

Every year, they take in over a thousand sick and abandoned cats. They nurture them back to health if needed, and they do their best to find them a forever home. 

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tabby cat

The cat boat also brings over sick and wounded animals from Greece in order to give them a better life in Belgium.
 
tuxedo cat sleeping
cat boat

The Poezenboot Caprice is open daily (except Mondays) from 2 pm to 6 pm. 

ginger cat sleeping
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The address is Nieuwevaart 300 in 9000 Ghent, Belgium. 

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cat boat ghent belgium

To visit, you're advised to take tramway number one at the Ghent train station until you arrive at the canal. 

kittens pictures

Good news: When I was at the Poezenboot Caprice, the kitty from the last two pictures got adopted. 😻 

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cat shelter belgium

 P.S. Have you seen our pictures from the cat boat in Amsterdam and the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome?

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Cats from Hexham {England}

bed and breakfast with cats

If you go on holiday to the area of Northumberland in England, you will want to stay in the B&B Thornley House near the historic market town of Hexham, especially if you are a cat lover.

bed and breakfast hexham

Thornley House is known as a "B&B for lovers of fine cats and fine gardens."

thornley house bed and breakfast

 The gardens and fields of Thornley House are magnificent. 

The B&B is also home to two Main Coons, a red Burmese, three alley cats, and two donkeys

activities for cat lovers

The best part? 

You are allowed to keep the feline residents in your room at night so they can sleep on your bed. 😻 

bed and breakfast for cat lovers

Guests are also welcome to bring their own pets. 

Regular visitors include dogs, birds, and guinea pigs. 

thornley house hexham

P.S. Have you seen the cats of the bed and breakfast Au Gallodrome in France?

Cats from Manila {Philippines}

smokey mountain manila

“Smokey Mountain in Manila is a world you'd rather don't want to see,” says travel blogger Sabrina from Just One Way Ticket.

 It's one of the world's most impoverished areas. The 25,000 inhabitants live on piles of garbage, and the way people make a living here is by picking up the recyclable parts. The air is so polluted that tourists are asked to wear masks.

Sabrina visited Smokey Mountain with Smokey Tours who donate 100% of the profits to the people in the slums.

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smokey mountain philippines
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smokey mountain manila

Photo credit © Sabrina Iovino | JustOneWayTicket.com

 Read more about Sabrina's visit to the slums in Manila here: Smokey Mountain: A Walk Through The Slums Of Manila, Philippines.

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