Category Archives: Europe

Lisbon, Portugal, Day 2

June 12, 2019 Today we made plans to have lunch with friends Meg and Mark.  They chose a Lebanese restaurant called Sumaya in the Principe Real neighborhood which is where we walked through to get to the botanical garden yesterday! … Continue reading

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Lisbon, Portugal

June 11, 2019 What can I say about Lisbon??  It is one of our favorite cities in the world.  In fact, we could easily live here.  While Portuguese is the official language, most people speak English and they are very … Continue reading

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Cadiz, Spain

June 10, 2019 Last night we had dinner in Toscana and I wanted to have the crab appetizer that the guest chef Michel Personnaz prepared in the cooking demonstration.  With a blink of the eye, Sasa, the maître ‘d had … Continue reading

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Valencia, Spain

June 8, 2019 Valencia is the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. About 800,000 people live in the center. The port is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and the busiest on the Mediterranean. In 2012, … Continue reading

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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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