Monthly Archives: March 2011

Greece

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The Greek people are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Each woman a goddess, each man an Adonis !! Continue reading

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Poland 6

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There I was, sitting in the shadow of the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill, gazing out over the Wisła River, and eating pierogi. It just doesn’t get any better than this!!! Continue reading

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Malta

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The Knights of St. John had to give the King of Spain a falcon every year, in exchange for the rights to Malta. The Mediterranean island nation has been controlled by so many cultures, going back to the Phoenecians, that its history would take a lifetime to study. Continue reading

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Italy 2

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As we watched the glass-blower create intricate patterns, we wondered, where in the world is Yvette? After all, it was Yvette’s idea to come to the Island of Morano. Sure enough, after visiting every shop on the island in search of the glass jewelry Yvette so desperately wanted, she was the only one who did not buy anything (other than gelato, of course.) Continue reading

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Slovakia

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Are you afraid of heights? she asked. No. Do you have good hiking shoes? Yes. According to what I could translate of the brochure, the Slovenský Raj (Slovak Paradise) was a beautiful natural park with almost 200 caves and abysses, and I was looking forward to the hike. There were other words, however, that I was not sure I was translating correctly: Ladders and Bow-ties. What?? Continue reading

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Poland 5

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Having identified the restaurant with the best pierogi, and having located a booth with incredible placki (potato pancakes), I was still being challenged in the search for my favorite ice cream, Advocaat likier jajeczny. That’s because all the ice cream stands changed their selection every day. Continue reading

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Egypt 4

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The area around Amarna had been off limits to tourists for years, due to problems around El Minya, but now we were headed there. Even though the four of us were traveling on our own, not part of a tour, we still had a police escort, which changed as we entered new territories. But when we neared Assyut, we were shocked to see our escort was a Tank !!! Yikes !!! Continue reading

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