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An Autumn Day in Seoul

SOUTH KOREA | Mon, 11 Nov 2019 | By krodin | Views [16]

My first introduction to South Korea came on the Peach Airline flight that showed a video of an island that had been illegally annexed by the Japanese and after recovery was now a symbol of independent Korea.  The advertisements and videos on the ... Read more >

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Glimpses of Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 11 Nov 2019 | By krodin | Views [14]

Ok. Now I am really confused. Both American and European plugs work, they drive on the British side, the trains go at lightning speed and there is a 16 hour time differential from here to my U.S. family and students. Welcome to cosmopolitan Tokyo, where ... Read more >

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A Quick Jaunt to Western Sicily

ITALY | Thu, 16 May 2019 | By krodin | Views [188]

Quick Jaunt to Sicily  I’ve been looking for a house in the Salzburg region and have been incredibly frustrated with what is on the market for exorbitant prices.  In order to escape a cyclone of despair, I looked for cheap flights ... Read more >

Tags: ancient ruins, churches, city visit, museums

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

ITALY | Mon, 15 May 2017 | By krodin | Views [273]

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 >

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Beirut and Beyond

LEBANON | Sun, 15 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [435]

Beirut and Beyond  Lebanon and Beirut, the former ‘Paris of the Middle East’, have long held a special fascination for me.   A temperate city on the sea backed by mountains with a fascinating culture and deep history ... Read more >

Tags: archeological site, city visit, museums

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics: A Journey Through Jordan

JORDAN | Sat, 14 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [1201]

Moses, Monuments and Mosaics – A Journey Through Jordan  The Queen Alia International Airport lies about 30km south of Amman. I picked up the rental car, which was conveniently located inside the terminal and headed south to Madaba, ... Read more >

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Walking through Jerusalem

ISRAEL | Wed, 11 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [311]

Walking through Jerusalem . The ancient walls tower above the main highways snaking around the city. I enter the city between the Christian and Armenian Quarters through the North Entrance Jaffa Gate Tower for my first experience of this most historical ... Read more >

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A Day's Jaunt to Krummau

CZECH REPUBLIC | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [339]

A Day’s Jaunt to Krummau  It had been raining for a few days and Salzburg remained overcast.  I had wanted to visit the medieval town of Krummau for quite awhile as a number of travel sites list it as one of the ‘must see’... Read more >

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Moscow's Red Square

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [427]

Moscow Impressions – Red Square The train from St. Petersburg speeds by scattered housing settlements, hours of forests, moose running along the railroad cars, on its way to the Russian capital metropolis.  Taxis should be pre-arranged ... Read more >

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St. Petersburg Impressons

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Mon, 9 Jan 2017 | By krodin | Views [349]

St. Petersburg - General Impressions The sky unbroken by high rises, pierced only by church and golden spires, beckons the visitor to explore the wide streets and even wider canals of the city. St. Petersburg bubbles with life as it easily merges ... Read more >

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In Search of Dido's Legacy: Carthage and the Bardo Museum

TUNISIA | Fri, 23 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [393]

Carthage and the Bardo Museum It was dark as a few hooded figures wound their way around the ancient alleyways of Tyre to seven ships already loaded with precious cargo waiting for them.  As they crossed the planks to arrive safely onboard, the ... Read more >

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Alexandria - Day 9

EGYPT | Thu, 22 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [350]

Day 9  Alexandria Alexandria is the site of legends and mystery.  The city in the great Delta area ordered to be constructed by Alexander the Great, who never lived to see it completed, has been the locus of some of the major events in ... Read more >

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Coptic Cairo - Day 8

EGYPT | Thu, 22 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [299]

Day 8 Coptic Cairo Before heading off to the Coptic section of the capital city, Cairo Ahmad and I stopped at the Blue Mosque, which isn’t really like the one in Istanbul despite the nickname and having been built by the same architect. The ... Read more >

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A Short Stopover Day in Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS | Mon, 19 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [403]

I had a ten hour layover in Amsterdam and wanted to use the time to visit a few museums.  It is easy to take the 197 bus from the entrance to Schipol airport to the Museumplein or directly to the Rijks Museum.  There are a number of museums ... Read more >

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Luxor - Days 3-4

EGYPT | Mon, 19 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [284]

Day 3 Tombs and Temples Woke early to catch a 7am flight to Luxor, formerly Thebes, the ancient capital with a couple of breaks, from the 11 th Dynasty (2120 BCE) to the 21 st (1085). As with the previous day, it should have been split into at ... Read more >

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Egypt - Cairo Days 1-2

EGYPT | Mon, 19 Dec 2016 | By krodin | Views [295]

Day 1 First Impressions and the Egyptian Museum Arrived on a KLM flight in the middle of the night and hoped that the agent with whom I’d been in online contact was actually going to be at the airport to meet me. The prospect of arriving at ... Read more >

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