Monthly Archives: March 2015

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is another beautiful city, steeped in history. We had 3 days in Prague and lived in a hotel that was fairly central. While we were living there, we went to the local grocery stores to buy fruit, chocolate...

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

We took a bus from Naples to the Amalfi Coast. The bus would stop at some of the seaside cities for a time, for people to hop off and have a walk around, look at souvenirs and so on,...

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Istanbul, Turkey – Part 2

The second day’s weather started out much like the first day — overcast and gray. We took the tram to Taksim Square first thing in the morning, to see the Monument of the Republic before too many other tourists arrived....

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Istanbul, Turkey – Part 1

  We sailed into cloudy, hazy Istanbul in the morning, as the call to morning prayers were happening. It was quite something, hearing the broadcasts as our ship slowly sailed past the mosques into port. Istanbul is one of Turkey’s busiest ports,...

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Kusadasi, Turkey

The port of Kusadasi was an easy, walk around, shopping kind of touristy day along the coast. The water was a beautiful teal blue color, like you see in postcards, a stereotypical Mediterranean ocean. There were tour buses taking people out...

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Piraeus (Athens), Greece

We started the morning at the Greek Parliament building at Syntagma Square, where we watched the changing of the guard. The guards have a very unique uniform with pompoms on their shoes! The guard supervisor fixed their uniform tassels...

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Katakolon (Olympia), Greece

We took a tour bus from Katakolon to the site of the original Olympic Games. The tour guide was telling us information along the ride about the history of the place, and he was giving the talks in English,...

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Rome, Italy

We did it! We went to Rome and saw the things that all the tourists go to see! We don’t usually go to the touristy spots, but when in Rome…. The Coliseum was really cool! All those arched doorways,...

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Naples, Italy

A drizzly grey day greeted us upon arrival to Naples. As we left the port, there were lots of vendors shouting and trying to sell us their wares or tour packages. We made our way past them, up to...

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Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Sicily might be known for its mobsters, but my memories of Palermo center around beautiful old architecture and amazing churches. I saw some graffiti that was similar to the style that we saw in Cagliari. We saw the major tourist...

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