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World Travel – Greece 2007 – Part III

Over the next several days we continue to explore different section of Greece seeing more ancient places along side modern. In this section of the trip we stay in Olympia right near the train station. Afterwards we head north to leave Dytiki Ellada but we first stop in Patra Greece for lunch and visit a very old Cathedral and right next to it the more modern Basilica; both of which where just fantastic on the inside. We then cross the Rion-Antirion Bridge on our way to Delphi where we spend a couple of days and the hotel had some wonderful views. The ruins and museum here are also fantastic. We then head north on a very unusual place, the Monasteries of Meteora. Here monks have built over time some very unique places “HIGH” on top on vertical rocky outcroppings. They allow visitors in a few of them where you see some of the oldest Greek Orthodox painted churches that have even been scared by old battles that took place on these secluded locations. After that we return to Athens to continue of tour; this time on a small cruise ship!!!

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Olympia, Greece

Olympia (Ολυμπία)

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St Andrew’s Cathedral
Patra, Greece

St Andrew’s Basilica

Rion-Antirion Bridge

Delphi (Δελφοί)

Delphi, Greece

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Delphi (Δελφοί)

Delphi (Δελφοί)

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Monasteries of Meteora

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Posted by on 04/30/2007 in World Tour


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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part X (c)

The mainland of Venezia is a wonderful place to explore. The famous Bridge of Sighs is a bridge to the prison which the condemn saw their last sight of the city. In the main square (as in Saint Mark’s) is the Doges’ Palace, the Basilica, and the tower. We also spent a lovely canal gondola serenade ride with our two new friends from New Jersey.

Bridge of Sighs
Ponte dei Sospiri

Doges’ Palace

St. Mark’s Basilica

St. Mark’s Square

Grand Canal

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Posted by on 10/05/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IX

Before we leave Florence we walk to yet one more plaza and visit its wonderful church where there just happens to be a couple of interesting folks that are buried inside.

Basilica of Santa Croce

Basilica of Santa Croce

Michelangelo Buonarotti’s

Galileo Galilei’s

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Posted by on 10/04/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – Vatican City 2004 – Part I

Well, you can’t go to this area of the world and not cross the border and enter the smallest independent state in the world by both population (800) and area (108.7 acres). Yes, I’m taking about Vatican City where at the time we visited was also the home of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) where the grounds were being setup and a major service.

Pope John Paul’s

Piazza San Pietro

Saint Peter’s Basilica


The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica

The Dome
Saint Peter’s Basilica

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Posted by on 10/03/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part IV

We now head back to Rome passing more ancient Temples and other old Roman sites before reaching the Basilica of St. Peter in Chains that has a famous piece of sculpture as part of its decor.

Temple of
Fortuna Virilis

Temple of
Hercules Victor

Palatine Hill

Basilica of
St. Peter in Chains

statue of Moses

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World Travel – Italy 2004 – Part II

We next pull into Rome; stopping by our hotel and then take an evening tour of the city at night.

Movenpick Hotel Central Park Rome
Looking at St. Peter’s Basilica

Fountain by Sisto Bridge

Chiesa di Santa Maria
in Trastevere

Trevi Fountain

Victor Emmanuel II Monument

Teatro di Marcello

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Posted by on 10/02/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – France 2004

After crossing the English Channel by ferry, we make port in Calais, France. We then head for where else, Paris!, where we spent a couple of days. We passed many famous building while taking a river cruise. We take a wonderful tour in Versailles and later that night we take in a show at the famous Le Moulin Rouge. The next day we move on and pass through Beaune where we have a great lunch…

Calais, France

Sacre Coeur Basilica

Eiffel Tower

Notre Dame

Versailles, France

Le Moulin Rouge

Beaune, France

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Posted by on 09/29/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – Mexico (Sinaloa) 2001

Our forth stop along the Mexican Rivera is at Mazatlan. We also traveled inland to the towns of Concordia and Copala which was a very special place since we got to spend time with the locals.

El Faro
Mazatlan, Mexico

Nicholas Bravo (E-40)
Ex-USS McCloy (FF-1038)
Mazatlan, Mexico

Basilica de la Inmaculada Concepcion
Mazatlan, Mexico

San Sebastian
Concordia, Mexico

Church of Saint Joseph / Jose
Copala, Mexico

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Posted by on 05/15/2001 in World Tour


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