Cruise Port Málaga Spain

Málaga, Spain, is a popular cruise destination on the Costa del Sol in the Mediterranean, and is located east of Gibraltar on the Alborin Sea. This port is a remarkable blend of the historic and the modern with a near perfect climate. The city of Málaga has been inhabited since prehistoric times, evidenced by the caveContinue reading “Cruise Port Málaga Spain”

Cruise Port Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Cruise Port Amsterdam”

The Port of Barcelona, Spain

One of Europes major cruise ports Barcelona is worth a couple of days spent exploring, sampling the food and visiting the shops. Easy to get around in and very walkable. Port of Call Barcelona Spain Barcelona is one of the two largest cruise ports in the Mediterranean and is used as an embarkation port asContinue reading “The Port of Barcelona, Spain”

Cruise Port Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos or Mikonos The Greek islands attract people from all over the world and the most popular of these pieces of paradise is Mykonos. It features an exciting nightlife and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that attracts visitors of all ages who come for a number of reasons. The island is famous for partying, relaxation, picturesque villagesContinue reading “Cruise Port Mykonos, Greece”

Todays Featured Poster • Florence, Italy, The Ponte Vecchio Bridge

One of the world’s most famous bridges, the Ponte Vecchio sits in the heart of Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone arch bridge over the Arno River. It was the only bridge in Florence spared from destruction during the Second World War, and is noted for the leather and jewelry shops builtContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Florence, Italy, The Ponte Vecchio Bridge”

Florence, Italy Is Always A Good Idea

If you are visiting Italy do not not pass up a visit to Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region. From many Italian cities, including Rome, it is easy to reach Florence by express train for an extra night or two stay. If you are cruising the port of Livorno will also provide a chanceContinue reading “Florence, Italy Is Always A Good Idea”

Three Coins In The???

Back in the late sixties while in the Navy, I was in and out of Italy a lot. On a number of port calls I put in for two day leave to travel around the country and on one trip I managed to spend a couple of days in Rome again. I had been friendsContinue reading “Three Coins In The???”

Todays Featured Poster • Belogradchik Fortress And Rocks, Bulgaria

Belogradchik Fortress and Belogradchik rocks are the best-preserved ancient castle in Bulgaria. Located on the north-western slopes of the Balkan Mountains near to the town of Belogradchik is the Belogradchik Fortress. The strategic location of this castle takes advantage of the incredible rock formations in the area. Namely, the Belogradchik Rocks, which are a significantContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Belogradchik Fortress And Rocks, Bulgaria”

Todays Featured Poster • Marksburg Castle, Germany

Marksburg castle stands above the town of Braubach in Rhineland, Germany. It is one of the central sites of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The fortress was used for protection rather than as a residence for royal families and throughout several centuries was never conquered.   These giclée prints are available in several sizes,Continue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Marksburg Castle, Germany”

Todays Featured Poster • Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle owes much of its popularity as a tourist destination to the Blarney Stone, a block of limestone built into the battlements of the Castle. Blarney is about 5 miles) from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows one with the gift of gab (great eloquence).  These giclée prints are available in several sizes, custom printed for each individualContinue reading “Todays Featured Poster • Blarney Castle”