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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 – Mexico (Sonora) 2006 – Part I

In April 2006 we use again traveled into Mexico. Our tour began in Phoenix, AZ and we traveled to Tucson to visit San Xavier Mission Church. After crossing the border at Nogalles we stopped in Hermosillo where we enjoyed the beauty of the Catedral di Hermosillo and the Government Palace. By night fall we reached San Carlos and watched the sunset over the Sea of Cortez.

San Xavier Mission Church

Catedral de Hermosillo

Sonora State
Governmental Palace

Sea of Cortez
View from Plaza Hotel

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Posted by on 04/08/2006 in World Tour


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World Travel – Germany 2004 – Part V

After completing our trip on the Rein River we board our bus and travel to Koln/Cologne Germany. Along the way we still spot more castles, some that are large in size. Once we reach Koln we visited the famous Cologne Cathedral and see some of the ancient artifacts that are contained there.

Marksburg Castle
Braubach, Germany

Cologne Cathedral
Koln, Germany

Cologne Cathedral
Koln, Germany

Shrine of the
Three Holy Kings
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Posted by on 10/08/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – England 2004 – Part I

We begin our version of European Vacation as we return to England, this time to actually tour the area, and then assault mainland Europe.

In Part I of England (2004) we begin by getting settled into our hotel and get our feet wet with the “Tube” as we learn how to move about London.

Copthorne Tara Hotel

High Street
Kensington Station

High Street
Kensington Station

Victoria Station

Victoria Station

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tower Bridge

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Posted by on 09/24/2004 in World Tour


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World Travel – Scotland 2002 – Part XI

As we approach are final days in Scotland we pull into Glasgow.

Glasgow Cathedral

Burns Cottage

Auld Kirk, Alloway

Burns Monument

Bridge O’Doon

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Posted by on 06/05/2002 in World Tour


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World Travel – Scotland 2002 – Part VIII

We catch a few more sites around Orkney Island, see a few castles from a distance, and then jump over to Isle of Skye to experience some more Sottish History…

St Magnus Cathedral

St Magnus Cathedral

Ruins of Earl’s Palace

Italian Chapel

Italian Chapel

Castle of Mey

Ardvreck Castle

Bridge to the Isle of Skye
June 3

Skye Museum of Island Life
June 4

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Posted by on 06/02/2002 in World Tour


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World Travel – Scotland 2002 – Part III

We continue our tour of Scotland as we head north passing and visiting many sites along the way.

Saint Andrews Cathedral

Glamis Castle

Fettercairn Distillery Co.
Est 1824

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Town House

Highland Cattle

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Posted by on 05/30/2002 in World Tour


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World Travel – Mexico (Guerrero) 2001 – Part I

We leave Costa Rica and head north up the coast making port in Acapulco, Mexico. This would be the final port for most of the passengers; but, not for us. We are taking advantage of what is called a repositioning cruise as cruise ship companies get there ships out of the Caribbean and head for Alaska. We will stay on board and enjoy the Mexican Rivera and ext in Los Angles. So, our first port of the second half of our cruise is Acapulco…

Transition Point

Cathedral of
Nuestra Senora
de la Soledad

HMCS Kootenay (DDE 258)

Let’s talk about this ship a bit more since this is part of “ReefGate” and was big news here from 1999 to 2001. This Canadian Naval ship (and Restigouche – DDE 257) was towed from Canada to here to become an artificial reef on Navy Day, June 1, 2000. Well, there was a question on how they were purchased and here they sat until it was cleared up in 2001. Shortly after I took this photo the Kootenay was sunk near the Restigouche that was sunk just before our arrival.

Cliff Divers

Fuerte de San Diego

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Posted by on 05/11/2001 in World Tour


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