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Humanity Series: Making Ends Meet

It’s a wonderful thing to travel. Your opinions, born as they are within your frame of reference, can be corrected by reality of travel. For example, I thought the fall of Communism was a good thing that was welcomed by all. Travelling through Bulgaria I […]

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Church Of The Savior On Spilled Blood

On the surface, not the best name possible for such a decorative structure. This fabulous display of brightly coloured onion domes, glittering spires and mosaics deserves, I think, something less grim. It actually goes by several names in English tourist literature. Church of the Resurrection, Church of the Spilled […]

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Garden Walk

It’s a lovely thing, to walk a garden. It’s calming and rejuvenating. It can focus the thoughts and center the spirit. It can help with perspective; a quiet garden walk and you may find that huge problem you’re facing isn’t unmanageable after all. It doesn’t matter whether the […]

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Medivac At Sea

Have you ever wondered what happens if you get sick, really sick, or seriously injured, when you’re at sea? This is what happens. Medivac. Your imminent life threatening condition aside for a moment, you need three things. First, the vessel you’re on needs to be within […]

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Anyone Know When This Bar Opens?

This is one of those lucky shots. You happen to walk by, camera in hand, at just the right moment. If you’ve been to the Greek’s most popular island, Santorini, you will recognize this. Riding a donkey is one way to ascend from sea level to […]

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Wedding Locks

Locks. Lots of them. Attached to the Bastion Hill bridge in Riga. Why? Well, they’re no longer just locks. They’re symbols. Attaching locks to bridges is a popular tradition among newly married couples in Latvia. It symbolizes the stability and strength of their union. After the ceremony they walk to the […]

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Where is it!?

Provided you can swim, or hug the coastline with the skill of a mountain goat, a well deserved refreshing beverage awaits. If not, you’re fresh out of luck:) Location: Skiathos, Greece

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The Porch of the Caryatids

The Erechtheion (or Erechtheum) is one of the ancient temples at the Acropolis. On it’s south side you will find a large porch, the “Porch of the Maidens”, with the famous statues. Six draped female figures (caryatids) which are supporting columns. One the original six figures was removed by Lord Elgin […]

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Sea Cottage

This rustic stone cottage is attached to land on one side and rests in the ocean on the other and it looks to me like it has weathered many a storm. It comes complete with a ‘sea door’ for streamlined access to the water. I imagine this […]

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Bellagio, The Inspiration

Bellagio, also known as “The Pearl of Lake Como” was already celebrated in Roman times. It has long been famous for its setting at the intersection of the three branches of the Y-shaped Lake Como and it is, unquestionably, utterly charming. It’s long history aside, more recently it […]

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