Mykonos and the 4th of July

Today is the second time that we’ve all visited Mykonos.  The first time, we really didn’t like it at all.  We had tried to just get a taxi to visit a beach, and we waited nearly an hour and were still unsuccessful.  That time, we ended up taking the public bus, which was a terrible […]

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Magical Malta

Many of the cruise ships that used to call on Kusadasi, Turkey (Ephesus) changed itineraries after all the turmoil in the country to call on Valletta, Malta instead.  We weren’t entirely sure what to expect from this port of call as we hadn’t been here before. We had been told that that sail in was […]

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Picture it…Sicily, 2017…

Ah, Sicily…you have such a reputation from The Godfather and other mob stories over the years.  Whether this reputation is deserved or not is unclear…but the Sicily we saw today was so beautiful, so perfect, so charming that we didn’t want to leave.  Any of you that are as old as we are may recognize […]

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An Educational Day in Cartagena

We arrived in the port of Cartagena today, planning to explore the city on our own.  We’d seen online prior to arriving that there was another Moorish fortress castle here…Castillo Concepcion…so we planned to find that.  We’d also read that there was a Spanish Civil War museum, and we thought it’d be cool for the […]

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Malaga: Picasso and Palaces

We were back in Spain today, visiting the beautiful seaside city of Malaga, which is situated on the famous Costa del Sol.  The beaches along this area are considered some of the best in Europe, but we chose to do a little sightseeing instead (had we realized how close a beach was to our ship, […]

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Bonjour, Nice!

Yesterday, we visited our only French port of our cruise…Villefranche, which is a gateway to Nice. We really just wanted to spend time exploring the city on our own, but it’s kind of far from the port, so we booked a shore excursion that would basically drive us into Vieux Nice and drop us off […]

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