We Love Barcelona

And the hits just keep coming. Our last stop of this one-month, 50th Anniversary Extravaganza with Mom and Dad was Barcelona, Spain. It has been, and remains, one of our favorite cities. Mediterranean climate, wide boulevards, stunning architecture, tapas and Cava… what’s not to like?! We saw little to no evidence of the Catalonian Independence unrest, though it was definitely…

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The Italian and French Rivieras

Our cruise had a terrific itinerary, taking us to 7 countries, with lots of stops in very beautiful and historic places… perfect for our 50th Anniversary Extravaganza trip with Mom and Dad. After leaving Malta, we headed for the Riviera… Italy, France and Spain. But first, Ed and Peggy found this waiting for them after dinner…. ….and…

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Cruising the Adriatic Sea

Our cruise had a terrific itinerary, taking us to 7 countries, with lots of stops in very beautiful and historic places… perfect for our 50th Anniversary Extravaganza trip with Mom and Dad. Our first stop was Vodice, Croatia where we took a day trip to Split. Split is the second-largest city of Croatia, the largest city of the region…

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Good Morning, Vietnam! (cliche but still…)

Xin chào (pronounced s(h)in chow) – hello – from Vietnam. We are so excited to spend the next month in Vietnam and Cambodia, two countries we have never been to before (bringing us to 70 (S) and 71 (M) countries visited). Our visit will take us from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) in the south to the terraced…

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Edinburgh and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. There is the cultural juxtaposition of The Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the architectural (and geographic) juxtaposition of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town (with its preserved medieval street plan and 16th century buildings), its New Town (in Georgian style and a masterpiece of city planning)…

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God Save the Queen

The Scots have a reputation for being pessimistic (check out this … hilarious? sad? article I found on the subject…) http://www.trans4mind.com/counterpoint/index-humor-inspiration/humor2.shtml As the gentleman Scot said to his lady “It’s a lovely day today.” Aye,” she replied. “But we’ll suffer for it.”  We found the Scots’ humor hilarious… upon seeing our luggage, the concierge at The…

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