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Barcelona, Spain

June 7, 2019 This is our 4th time visiting Barcelona and we still haven’t even scratched the surface of this beautiful city. Last night Ray told us there would be 9 cruise ships in port today.. Wow.  As it turned … Continue reading

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Monte Carlo, Monaco

June 6, 2109 Our plan for today was a tour to Eze and Nice, France.  Unfortunately we got word a couple of days ago that it was cancelled. So we were just going to go out on our own and … Continue reading

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Livorno, Italy

June 5, 2019 Livorno is located in central Tuscany and is the gateway to Pisa and Florence. Today we chose to go on a tour to Florence called “Fascinating Florence”.  It was a 10 hour tour and we were delighted … Continue reading

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Civitavecchia (Rome) Italy

June 4, 2019 Another beautiful day in Italy. We had some thoughts of going to Rome but decided against the long bus trip – 50 miles and lots of traffic, so it takes almost 2 hours each way.  We have … Continue reading

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Sorrento, Italy

June 3, 2019 We had a fabulous day in Messina, Sicily yesterday and the sunset was great.  Because we had a pasta lunch and lingered over it, we weren’t hungry for dinner so I got a salad and brought it … Continue reading

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Messina, Italy

June 2, 2019 Here are two  pictures of last night’s sunset, courtesy of Facebook and Fran Mayo. Thanks, Fran, just beautiful.  We had dinner with Tom and Alice in Toscana and saw just the pink sky. We have been to … Continue reading

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Piraeus, Greece

May 31, 2019 Well, it is hard to believe that 5 weeks from today we will be home.  It always seems to go too fast, but we will savor these last weeks. Today we docked at the port of Piraeus, … Continue reading

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Santorini, Greece

May 30, 2019 This was our first visit to Santorini and wow, did we love it. Here is our approach this morning. The buses going up the hills look like little caterpillars! We have enjoyed every port in Greece on … Continue reading

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Rhodes, Greece

May 29, 2019 Today our tour was initially scheduled for the morning, but due to a few cruise ships scheduled to arrive the same time as ours, the tour was rescheduled for the afternoon. Here is the view of city … Continue reading

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Limassol, Cyprus

May 28, 2019 This is our third time in Cyprus – so today we took a tour to the center of the island – to Nicosia – which has been the capital of Cyprus for over 1000 years. The port … Continue reading

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