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.
This blog will offer photos from four Italian cities: Sorrento, Ostia, Pisa, and Lucca.
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.
As I’ve stated before, one should not equate a country’s government with its people. Often there is a big gap between the political aims of the government versus the character and traditions of its people.
My objective in this blog post is to share some of my photos from the beautiful country.
My travel blogs are intended to provide my readers with the vicarious pleasure from my sharing my travel experiences. We spent two tourist days in Rome prior to boarding the Viking cruise ship. Our hotel was located in the Trastevere section of Rome, an older residential area across the Tiber River from the central city,[…]
Ireland had always been on my “bucket list.” So I’m ecstatic to have gotten the opportunity to visit, even without long prior planning. Susan had contacted the founder of the International Virtual Reality in Healthcare Association, who, when he learned about Healing Healthcare Systems, invited Susan to give a keynote address on the history and[…]
Spending only two weeks in Europe is very short when considering all that can be seen and done. Yet my recent two-week European trip was so intensely filled, that the day two weeks ago when we began this trip seems like some time in the distant past. The two weeks in Europe included visits to[…]