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FLYING DELTA ONE FROM LAX VIA JFK TO BRUSSELS

Greetings from LAX: Los Angeles International Airport. Brad and I recently embarked on a much anticipated vacation to Europe. The trip was a birthday present from my very generous husband in celebration of the BIG birthday I celebrated back in May. It is eerie to think that while planning this trip, it never occurred to us that […]

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A VISIT TO THE VATICAN GARDENS

Greetings. As we celebrate Pope Francis’s historic first visit to the United States, I thought I’d take you to Europe for a visit to the Pope’s hometown, Vatican City. Vatican City in Rome is not just a city but is also the world’s smallest independent state. Established in 1929, it’s home to the Pope, his staff […]

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HOW TO DINE LIKE GWYNETH PALTROW IN SPAIN

Greetings. In my last post we visited the Alhambra and its beautiful Generalife, a fantasyland left behind by the Moorish Sultans that once ruled Southern Spain. After our visit to the Alhambra, we met up with our driver who took us to the nearby area known as Albaicín, the ancient Arabic quarter of the city […]

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COME WITH ME TO THE FANTASYLAND OF A SULTAN

Hello. Please come with me to the fantasyland of a Sultan. Over 700 years ago, Moorish Sultans ruled Southern Spain. It was the fantasy of the Sultans to recreate paradise and, in my opinion, they did a marvelous job of it when they created the Alhambra. This 1.5 million square foot wonderland is the finest […]

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VISITING THE 700 YEAR OLD PALACES AND GARDENS OF THE ALHAMBRA

Buenas Dias. As we continue on our Iberian Odyssey Cruise, we have at last reached the land of my ancestors: WONDERFUL, ENCHANTING, MAGNIFICENT SPAIN!  Our ship dropped anchor in the small southern coastal town of Motril, gateway to Granada, Spain. Since Granada is home to one of my favorite places in the world, the Alhambra, […]

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A VISIT TO THE BRITISH COLONY OF GIBRALTAR

Greetings. Last week I invited you to come cruise with me as I embarked on a 7 country voyage aboard Oceania’s Riviera. I first gave you a tour of the ship here. And then I showed you our lovely hotel in Lisbon, the Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel here. Finally, I gave you a whirlwind tour of the city of […]

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