A Short Story There are times when you experience something that just stays with you. This account involves a couple of things that still remain vivid to this day. In the 60’s while in the Mediterranean I spent a few days in Taormina, Sicily as part of a group of Navy divers. I think theContinue reading “Lost In Europe, a Volcano and Diving for Coins”
An essential guide to seeing the major sights of Rome when you only have a few hours. The Vatican, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, The Roman Forum and Colosseum.
Cruising out of Rome and how to get to the port of Civitavecchia. Trains, buses, taxis and getting to the port shuttle area.
Not well known as a tourist destination when compared to its neighbor Venice or Rome and Florence. Ravenna is home to the largest concentration of Christian Byzantine mosaics, art and architecture in Europe if not the world.
The saying is “See Venice and die” meaning that after such a peak experience, there’s nothing left to do but die. Maybe we wouldn’t go that far, but this city belongs on every bucket list.
Dominating the passageway from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean the Rock of Gibraltar effectively controls the Straights of Gibraltar and is a British possession. This port of call offers a number of unique experiences for the cruise passenger.
The island of Malta is blessed with the one of the Mediterranean’s largest natural harbors in the capital city of Valletta. The port is ringed by a number of massive fortifications with some dating back to the eleventh century Links To Additional Information
On a layover at Gatwick we spent time in Horley. Visiting England we’re very fond of their small villages and Horley is no exception. The central business district has a collection of interesting restaurants, pubs and coffee shops and it is very easy to walk around and visit the local shops.
Serving the Irish city of Waterford only 15 miles away, this quant seaside resort is a popular cruise port of call with much to offer. Be sure and allocate some time to stroll its walking paths.
Barcelona is seeing a rapid rise in graffiti which is a sad commentary on what is happening in this city. The Free Catalonia movement and the Spanish governments reaction may be part of the current cause.