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Yikes, Athens Really Looks Different!

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 | By kimswim | Views [430] | Comments [4]

Of course I look different too after 40 plus years. When I was here many years ago, you could see the Acropolis from anywhere in Athens! It was the beacon on the hill. There was some excavation going on but nothing like the operations ... Read more >

Would you believe, no you probably won't!

Mon, 3 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [451] | Comments [3]

After a great, very port intensive cruise through southern Italy and the highlights of the Greek Isles as well as Athens, we arrived back in Rome. We picked up our car and we were making our way from Rome to the apartment we had rented ... Read more >

Porte Venere/ Colorful Italy

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [495] | Comments [2]

Porto Venere is a lovely little town very close by so we decided to try taking the 30 minute bus ride over the hills. (I wouldn't have to wear a seat-belt and we wouldn't have to worry about parking.) Good choices. The ride was pleasant and there was ... Read more >

The Land of Gelato

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 | By swathi | Views [481] | Comments [1]

Milan and  Venice  (23rd-25th  June  2017)   Abby dreamed of going to Venice. We shared the same dream until December 2015, when my dream became reality. I recently found ultra-cheap tickets to Milan and back ... Read more >

Tags: duomo, floating city, milan, venice

Another Day, Another Castle

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [379] | Comments [1]

Actually, Hennebont's claim to fame is what remains of its outer wall which was constructed during the Middle Ages. The city, existed within these walls and you can visit the interior with some buildings that have been reconstructed. It is also possible ... Read more >

Pompeii

Sat, 1 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [342] | Comments [1]

In all of our trips to Italy we somehow always missed Pompeii, so it was on our "must do" list of tours to take. And it certainly did not disappoint! I think what struck us most, was the sheer size.Of course they estimate that some 20,000 people lived ... Read more >

Monterosso, Last Stop

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [257] | Comments [1]

Monterosso's claim to fame among the Cinque Terre villages is its "sandy" (looks more like light dirt) beaches. Like the French Riviera, beach chairs, mats and umbrellas are crammed together and offered for rent at exorbitant rates. It also has a ... Read more >

Around Town La Spezia Italy

Thu, 6 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [426]

La Spezia is a nice little town for recuperating from a car accident. It has lots of old buildings which are decorated with colonnades and this makes it possible to walk a fair distance in the shade. There are also lots of benches for a quick rest.... Read more >

Cinque Terre-Here WE COME,First Stop, Manarola

Fri, 7 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [381]

  We decide to take the boat to visit the quaint little towns which make up Cinque Terre. These are the five villages along the "Italian Riviera" that have gained fame as a result of their charm and beauty as well as for the rugged paths that ... Read more >

¿Qué es el movimiento slow food?

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 | By loloberlin | Views [239]

Es un movimiento que nació en 1989 de la mano de Carlo Petrini  con el propósito de salvaguardar el extraordinario patrimonio alimenticio, las diferentes expresiones del territorio y de las culturas. Se origina para hacerle frente ... Read more >

Tags: biodiversidad, comercio justo, comida de calidad, madre terra, patrimonio, pequeños productores, slow food, trade fair

The Power of Impressions – A couple of brief days in the Eternal City - Rome

Mon, 15 May 2017 | By krodin | Views [152]

Rome draws me back time and again. There is no way to learn what this city has to teach and to offer in just a few days as a tourist.  Lifetimes can be spent here and it would still be impossible to uncover the myriad stories, hopes, dreams and ... Read more >

Tags: city visit

Morocco- a land of fire and ice (Part I)

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 | By ibuaro | Views [146]

Dear, I have been giving a lot of thoughts recently where to spend my summer holidays. It has been a long time dream of mine to see a piece of Africa so I started searching for a country that would satisfy my desire to visit this continent but it will ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, desert, holiday, marrakech, marrakesh, morocco, mountains, on the road, trekking, trip

Roman Holiday - The Middle

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Views [144]

After another slow start we found a pasticceria not far from our apartment for a delicious brekky and a good coffee. It was a good place to sit for a while and watch the world go by. We continued through the streets and across the Tiber to find ourselves ... Read more >

Surf, Sun and Sea Along the Rocky Coast

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 | By kimswim | Views [124]

I never tire of walking along the rocky coast that this area offers. I would assume that part of my fascination is that the topography is so very different from Florida.There is also the thrill of a different spectacular view to behold, each time you ... Read more >

Mamma Mia

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 | By kimswim | Views [395] | Comments [1]

The lovely little island of Santorini was thrust in to the limelight when the wedding scene from the popular movie "Mama Mia" was filmed there.Now, the island sports many bridal shops and individuals who will help you plan your dream wedding on a ... Read more >

Sailing, sailing and yes, there are quiet places on the ship where you can get away from everyone

Sun, 2 Jul 2017 | By kimswim | Views [429]

If  you haven't cruised in a while, it's hard to describe the experience. For me, it is the ultimate vacation. There is no bed to make, no dishes to clean, no cleaning at all and fresh towels and sheets daily! And, my meals are served  to me ... Read more >

How to Travel Safely Solo on a budget

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 | By barbarawatkins | Views [341]

Traveling is expensive, especially when you intend to explore instead of staying at a particular place for too long. In this case, you have to constantly push yourself to the limit and make sure that you create a suitable budget for every move you make, ... Read more >

Tags: solotravel, travel, travelling

Rome - The End

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Views [221]

Wow! Our last full day in Roma. As we headed toward the Vaticano we were among huge crowds. Discovered that at 12 the Pope would be offering his Sunday blessing. We stayed for a short while but, sadly, couldn't understand a word he said. Our original ... Read more >

Yachting Week 6-Portofino in the rain

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 | By davidpearlman | Views [219]

After the magnicient time at the mansion dining and walking around the gardens, the group from the ship largely dispersed. Many took the boat back to Portfofino and spent time there-others went back to the ship. I took a walk around the quaint village ... Read more >

Cruising - Day 8 - We disembark in Civitavecchia

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Views [205]

For a week we've cruised from port to port around the Mediterranean. We've rocked and rolled across the seas. We've walked our legs around new places with new sights to see. We've enjoyed LOTS of different food and the odd cocktail. Monday 13 February ... Read more >

Yachting Week 6-Portofino

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 | By davidpearlman | Views [190]

Today is my birthday, and because I was on the ship-my birthday was recognized. My friend's mom wished me a happy birthday over breakfast, which was the usual breakfast of salmon, eggs, etc. We we're here in the beautiful port of Portofino, Italy, ... Read more >

Roman Holiday - the beginning

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 | By supergg | Views [186]

After scooting through Italy on another fast train we arrived at Alessandra's Prati district apartment early afternoon. Plenty of space for us to spread out for our week long Roman holiday. After popping Alessandra's welcome gift (a lovely bottle of ... Read more >

Cinque Terre

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 | By supergg | Views [184]

After an eventful day of travel from Venice...missing trains...organising new travel plans...we finally made it to Riomaggiore. Our apartment host, Mattia, was waiting for us at the station to guide us to our accommodation (and thankfully help with luggage).... Read more >

Rome - taking it easy

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 | By supergg | Views [184]

Friday:  We knew we would be having (for us) a late night, so we had a very slow morning, cooked ourselves some eggs for brekky to have with some of the bread & cheese we had left in the fridge. Out of our apartment and we made our way to ... Read more >

Pisa & Lucca

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 | By supergg | Views [175]

Our second big day out of Florence started even earlier than day one. A smaller group for this excursion, and even a couple of people that we toured with to San Gimignano etc. Quite a drive through the city, passing by towns and through some less populated ... Read more >


 

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