Posts by: Dallas Smith

Tahiti

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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[…]

Greece Blog

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The Greeks affected the whole world with their ideas, foremost among them the concept of democratic rule.  Greece gave rise to philosophers including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.  Greek architecture was adopted first by the Romans, but later around the world, including the columns seen in US government buildings in Washington DC.  The Greek language gave rise to words in science, religion, and history that have been adopted by other countries’ languages around the world. 

Karnak Temple

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Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt, is the second most visited Egyptian tourist site after the pyramids. Karnak is said to be the largest walled temple complex in the world, built, decorated, and modified by over thirty different pharaohs over a period starting around 2000 BC for the next 1300 years.
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