Tag Archives: Greece

Planet Amsterdam and Other Worlds

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} “Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.” ― Gary Snyder When you travel, do you feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet, a complete world of different sights … Continue reading

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Tunnels of Love

{Join me in “MultiMEDIA Splice,” a new link party. Directions below.} “Wish on everything. Pink cars are good, especially old ones. And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars. Planes will do if they are the first light in … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Simplify

When traveling, it’s often the simplest moments that make the most vivid impressions, those little experiences when your senses are immersed in the local culture, and you have time to let it soak in. I love planning adventurous excursions when … Continue reading

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Hot time, summer in the city

In general, I don’t love cities–the crowds, the noise, the pollution. Plus, most of my travels are during the month of August. Walking on city pavement in Morocco when it’s 125 degrees F out or in Thailand when the humidity … Continue reading

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When the lights flicker on at the Parthenon

In the presence of the Parthenon, disappointment stabbed me. Finally in Athens, I climbed the hill to the Acropolis in the extreme heat of the afternoon. I passed through the ornate gate, and, lifting my eyes toward this majestic temple … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Shake-Up: Stories and Tips from Around the Web

“You gotta shake it up, baby!” Since I started blogging, I’ve been trying to get myself out of the whole “too timid and squeamish” thing by getting out of my comfort zone. For this post, I wanted to feature the … Continue reading

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What I Ate in Greece

For “What I Ate Wednesday,” I wanted to give you an idea of the food I enjoyed during my vacation in Greece. I loved the food — plenty of ripe, luscious fruits, lots of salads with vividly red tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday (Greece edition)

For Scavenger Hunt Sunday, I selected photos from my recent vacation in Greece. For the photo scavenger hunt, I needed to take photos related to the following five prompts. 1. Geometry Church ceiling, island of Kythnos 2. Brushstrokes I was … Continue reading

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Something fishy about this pedicure

Having fish nibbling at my toes wasn’t the strangest part of the experience when I got a pedicure on Mykonos during my vacation in Greece. By now, I imagine people all over the world have shown a picture of my … Continue reading

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Vacation in Greece

As we got off the subway in Athens, we glimpsed the Parthenon sitting atop the Acropolis. We had a great view of it glowing in the distance from our hotel’s pool deck, too. When we climbed to the top of … Continue reading

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