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Santorini is a collection of islands in the southern Aegean Sea. Technically, it’s called an archipelago, and it is part of Greece. Santorini was formed from an ancient volcano, which, when it blew its top, left a circular group of […]

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On our recent trip to Europe, we had the chance to visit Ephesus, which lies just off the western coast of Turkey. Some of what we saw in Ephesus was truly amazing, such as the theatre in the photo to […]

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Friends sitting in an open market in Tuscania, Italy.

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Part 6 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series As the last leg of our European sojourn, my wife and I spent six days in London. We were there from July 1 to […]

The flowers throughout London are wonderful, especially in flower boxes and hanging baskets. On their exteriors, most pubs feature baskets spilling over with bright, colorful flowers. But the Churchill Arms has to take the cake (or the scone, or whatever […]

Part 5 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I began to theorize on why Europeans, in general, smoke more than Americans. My first idea was: Reason #1: Europeans […]

Here is one of my all-time favorite signs from my recent vacation in Europe: Europeans are fond of saying “Mind . . .” when we Americans would say “Watch out for . . . .” In the Tube (subway) of […]

Part 4 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last post I noted that Europeans, in general, smoke more than Americans, in general. (Only the Swedes smoke less than Americans.) Plus, […]

Part 3 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I’ve been to Europe three times, and every time I feel the same sense of shock when I first step off the airplane and […]

Part 2 of series: European Reflections 2006 Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I realize that there are different classes of people in this world. I’m talking about socio-economic classes, you know, upper class, middle class, lower […]

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