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Surf, Sun and Sea Along the Rocky Coast

Wednesday, 30 Aug 2017 | Views [307]

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 >

Fouras Is Always Hopping

Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 | Views [290]

Granted it is the height of the tourist season. And Fouras has risen to the occasion. Just about every day there is some sort of entertainment going on somewhere.   We've seen concerts in the forest, at  the town bandstand and on one ... Read more >

P.S. to "Would You Believe, No You Wouldn't"

Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017 | Views [595] | Comments [1]

I'm voting for France as number 1 in Health Care! Why you ask? Well, as you may recall, I had to spend 4 horrible hours in an Italian hospital after the car accident. After which, I was told that nothing was broken and that I should take acetaminophen, ... Read more >

Another Day, Another Castle

Monday, 7 Aug 2017 | Views [804] | 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 >


Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 | Views [510]

Since I've knocked the medicine here, in fairness, I'd like to tell you about having our brand new (well all most) car repaired. After the accident, aside from body work and other problems, the air-conditioner was giving off heat. After contacting Peugeot ... Read more >

Monterosso, Last Stop

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 | Views [459] | 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 >

Cinque Terre-Here WE COME,First Stop, Manarola

Friday, 7 Jul 2017 | Views [649]

  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 >

Around Town La Spezia Italy

Thursday, 6 Jul 2017 | Views [688]

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 >

Porte Venere/ Colorful Italy

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017 | Views [885] | 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 >

Would you believe, no you probably won't!

Monday, 3 Jul 2017 | Views [715] | 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 >

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

Sunday, 2 Jul 2017 | Views [690]

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 >


Saturday, 1 Jul 2017 | Views [575] | 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 >

Yikes, Athens Really Looks Different!

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 | Views [683] | 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 >

Mamma Mia

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017 | Views [651] | 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 >



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