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Paris 2009 – Day 2

Basilique du Sacré Cœur from downhill Welcome to Day 2 of my return to Paris. Today we go up the Montmartre butte, which is the highest point in Paris and where the Basilique du Sacré Cœur sits. The church is one of the most identifiable landmarks in the Paris landscape and easily seen from any unobstructed vantage point. Up there we’ll visit the Dali museum and check out the sights around the church.

Paris 2009 – Day 1

The Lion of Belfort statue Welcome to the first day of my 2009 trip to Paris! Technically, this is the third day, but the first two were spent flying and sleeping. I had a ‘lovely’ 7 hour layover in Dusseldorf on the way over and didn’t make it into Paris until late afternoon the day after I flew out of Boise. Click to read more of my first day back in Paris!

Greece – Day 10

Greetings and welcome to day 10! Today we visit the magnificent archeological site of ancient Olympia, home to the original Olympic games of Greece. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Greece – Day 9

Welcome to Day 9 of my trip through Greece! Today is fairly light on historical sites and heavy on travel. The one stop we did make was in Lefkáda to visit the island of Skorpios where Aristotle Onassis built his famous private retreat. There were still plenty of pretty pictures, so come and take a look!

Greece – Day 8

Opa! It seems like this tour has just whizzed right on by. It’s already day 8! Today we explore Corfu Town and journey up to the Achílleion Palace where we will see some great artwork and learn about the tragic life of Empress Elizabeth of Austria. Later on, we have a special dinner planned at the Tripa Taverna – the oldest taverna on Corfu. Vamos!

Greece – Day 7

Greetings! Welcome to day 7 of my journey through Greece. Today we do a lot of road traveling. We drive from the Meteora area to Ioánnina for lunch and then onto the Ferry over to the Island of Corfu. Come along, won’t you?

Greece – Day 6

Here we are at Day 6! Today, our journey takes us to Meteora and the magnificent monasteries perched high upon precarious clifftops. Today provides some of the most scenic and awe-inspiring views of the entire trip. Come along and see what we discover! Before heading to Meteora, we stopped in a factory where we could […]

Greece – Day 5

Welcome to Day 5! Today we drive up to the lovely mountainside village of Arachova on our way to Delphi. Then we stop in Delphi and visit the ruins of the Temple of Apollo and nearby monuments. It’s time to consult the Oracle! On our way to Delphi we made a brief stop in the […]

Greece – Day 4

Kalemera! Good day and welcome to Greece! Today the vacation kicks off in earnest. After a night of well-deserved and restful sleep, we are ready to discover the myths and mysteries of Athens. Let’s get started…

Greece – Days 2-3

Ah… the long, torturous day(s) of flying. I got up at 5:30 am. I protested, but my mom insisted that we HAD to be at the airport at least 2 hours early, more if possible. I thought this was ridiculous. I’ve never encountered a situation where I needed TWO WHOLE HOURS to get through security and check in at the gate. That was before this day. I stand corrected.

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