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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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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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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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Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

We began the day by hiking up to the Bastion de Saint Remy, an impressive building atop a hill. We went into the Cagliari Cathedral which housed some of the underground royal tombs and next door, the Royal Palace....

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Valencia, Spain

The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia is hands-down, one of the most amazing modern-day architectural creations I have seen. The exterior of the buildings which were designed by architects Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela, look incredible. Aside...

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Barcelona, Spain

The main highlight of Barcelona for us was the Gaudí style architecture. We took public transit from the port, up to Parc Güell in the morning. The park has an outer area, where anybody is allowed to go in,...

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Toulon, France

Toulon used to be a French naval base and still is a military harbour, as evidenced by the many warships stationed along the coast. We took public transit from the Place de la Liberté to Mont Faron where we...

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo is a luxurious feeling city. There are old buildings mixed in with new ones, but it feels like an older, fancier Las Vegas or Hollywood. One of the first things we saw soon after disembarking the ship, was...

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