This blog is being sent from Aachen, Germany, an historic city on the western side of Germany just a few miles from the borders with Holland and Belgium. Let’s review the difference between the awareness of history in the US as opposed to Europe. Aside from a few historic buildings in Boston, New York, Washington,[…]
Posts by: Dallas Smith
This blog presents photos from one of India’s most beautiful states, Kerala, home to tea plantations, houseboats, and Kathakali dance.
I experienced wildlife in India that I had imagined could only be experienced on an African safari.
If one picture is worth a thousand words, then this picture blog would qualify as a small book. Mysore is a city of two million in southern India. Two million is considered a moderate size city in India. The Mysore Palace is the second most visited building in India after the Taj Mahal, and for[…]
Words are inadequate to describe India, absent firsthand experience. But I’ll try…
This blog includes a lengthy consideration of the Israeli history of its military occupation of Palestine. Background Context for this Blog This blog was written during our ten-day visit to Israel. My wife Susan’s sister Aliza has lived in Israel for decades. In our thirty-five years of marriage Susan and I have visited Israel at[…]
Greetings from the Tahitian island of Moorea. Susan and I visited Moorea thirty years ago for part of one day around when we worked as entertainers on Royal Viking Lines. Cruise ships typically spend less than one day in most ports of call. So we were easily seduced by an offer from Costco Travel for[…]
In this blog I will share photos from several ports that did not receive blogs dedicated to them. After the photos, I summarize my thoughts and lasting impressions of the world cruise.