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Camera-less, but good news...

GREECE | Tuesday, 25 Jul 2006 | Views [898]

I’ve been able to put some much-needed sleep between me and what happened with my camera. I can’t say I feel a whole lot better, but I feel slightly less self-pitying about the situation. More than anything, it's not about the camera, which was insured.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, sightseeing, voluntourism


Ahh, paradise...

GREECE | Monday, 24 Jul 2006 | Views [3519]

Took a fast boat from Crete to Santorini, only 2 hours north (on a fast boat, that is). I don’t have a Thesaurus with me, which is troublesome because all of the adjectives I know are not fit to describe this place. To say that it is ‘breathtaking’ wouldn’t ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, relaxation, sightseeing


Plan B? What's Plan B?!...

GREECE | Monday, 17 Jul 2006 | Views [880]

I'm still working on Plan B and find it difficult to accomplish in Crete. Alexandra, my Greek cabin mate on the boat to Crete, offered that the difference between Greeks and Americans is that Greeks are slower from the heat, while we Americans—most of ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, cultural observations, sightseeing, voluntourism


An unexpected turn of events...

GREECE | Thursday, 13 Jul 2006 | Views [3882]

I guess how you set your expectations has everything to do with the outcome of a situation. Or at least your perception of it. Take the overnight ferry from Athens to Crete, for instance. I was prepared for it to be like most ferries I’ve been on—a huge ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing, voluntourism


Public transportation and high places...

GREECE | Sunday, 9 Jul 2006 | Views [941]

Taking public transportation in Europe is a bit like hopping into the clown car at the circus. If you’re even a little claustrophobic (like me) or averse to having any part of your body touch a strange, sweaty person (like me), then each trip on the bus ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing


On the Acropolis, feral dogs, and the Roman Agora...

GREECE | Friday, 7 Jul 2006 | Views [29685]

After my morning coffee, I decided to make the most of my day and head toward the Acropolis, which looms high above the city that was named for the very reason the Acropolis was built: to honor the goddess Athena. Assuming there would be a bus that would ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, doctors hospitals & health, sightseeing


Granada, Toledo, and Segovia...

SPAIN | Friday, 30 Jun 2006 | Views [13730]

We arrived in Granada, Spain after a high-speed ferry crossing across the Strait of Gibraltar and a drive along the Costa del Sol in Spain. After a week of experiencing Morocco, it feels amazing to be back on European soil again and be surrounded by things ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


The sweet (and not so sweet) smells of Morocco...

MOROCCO | Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 | Views [10170]

Since Rabat is our last stop before we head back to European soil, I thought I should write one last time on Morocco. I could use this entry to pay homage to the beautiful monuments or palaces we've visited, or blather on a bit more about the marketplaces ... Read more >

Tags: cultural observations, sightseeing


In praise of modern highways...

MOROCCO | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [1777]

As we travel through Morocco to each destination, the cities get more and more modern. We finally traded the old, two-lane highway that we traveled all the way from Tangier to Marrakesh for a modern highway as we headed north to Casablanca and Rabat.... Read more >

Tags: adventures, sightseeing


From Marrakesh to Rabat...

MOROCCO | Monday, 26 Jun 2006 | Views [2533]

From Fez, we traveled through the High Atlas mountains on a two-lane, two-way highway to reach the city of Marrakesh. Once again, the terrain of this part of the Moroccan countryside could be likened to the high desert terrain of Eastern Washington..... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


On Moroccan food and the blessings of all the saints...

MOROCCO | Sunday, 25 Jun 2006 | Views [7790]

The food here in Morocco is unique and delicious, although I have to admit that I haven't been daring enough to try the variety offered by the souks (sticking to restaurants...hoping that might be safer?). The national drink here is 'Moroccan whiskey,' ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, food & eating, sightseeing


Morocco bound...

MOROCCO | Saturday, 24 Jun 2006 | Views [3159]

After a 3-hr ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar and a 6-hr drive through Moroccan countryside, we've arrived in the city of Fez, Morocco's oldest Imperial city. The ferry ride was an experience in itself, not least because of a 2-hr delay for goodness-... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing


On the road again...

PORTUGAL | Tuesday, 20 Jun 2006 | Views [774]

As I write this particular entry, we are on our way from Lisbon, Portugal to Sevilla, Spain before we head down to Morocco. The Portuguese countryside is full of cork oaks and olive trees, as well as the traditional white stucco houses with a solid color ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing


On to Portugal...

PORTUGAL | Saturday, 17 Jun 2006 | Views [2582]

This is my first time in Portugal and I'm really enjoying it. The country is a bit more "behind the times" when compared to Spain, but this makes no impact whatsoever on the richness of the architecture, history, or culture. Like Salamanca, ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


The Salamanca frog...

SPAIN | Saturday, 10 Jun 2006 | Views [7421]

The last time I was in Madrid I saw most of the city because train and bus service had closed down due to the 3/11 train bombing, which made trips outside of the city impossible unless you had a car. Nevertheless, since this was the first time my Australian ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Traveling is not for everyone...

SPAIN | Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Views [1012]

Traveling is definitely not for everyone. I can understand why some people are not keen on the idea of travel when it involves painfully long queues at airports and security checkpoints, and odds in favor of something going wrong, whether it be a delayed ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, planes trains & automobiles, sightseeing


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