Category Archives: Animal Kingdom

Sunset

Apparently, the west side of Corfu is known for its spectacular sunsets.  Our first night here, the cloud cover on the western horizon was so uniformly heavy that the sunset was nothing to write home about or even mention in … Continue reading

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The Day of the Iguana

It would seem that Puerto Vallarta first came to prominance as a tourist destination as a result of being the location for filming 1964’s “The Night of the Iguana” with Richard Burton, who was accompanied by his not-yet-wife-but-already-lover Elizabeth Taylor. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in Narni

I know this isn’t Santa Claus or even St. Nikolaus but he looked like a Christmas guy to me when I saw him in the Orvieto cathedral.  For that reason, he will have to act as stand in.  Some of … Continue reading

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La Vigilia di Natale

Otherwise known as Christmas Eve.  December 24th is when most of the Christmas action takes place in Italy.  It is the night of the big meal (featuring plenty of fish) and it is when presents are exchanged.  Because we had … Continue reading

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A Full Day in Passau

Driving through the snowy Bavarian Forest Yesterday morning, we climbed onto busses in Passau and took off for our morning’s adventures.  Michael and I were lucky enough to get in the coach that had Eva as our guide. What a … Continue reading

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More Nürnberg

Two more thoughts about Nürnberg as we are now docking in Reggensburg: First:  In medieval times, people drank beer rather than water because the water quality was poor and would make them sick but by fermenting the water in the … Continue reading

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Wildlife # 2

We have encountered a few more members of the animal kingdom. First, you know how exciting it is when you are driving down a country road and see a beautiful cock pheasant sitting on a fence?  Well, imagine instead that … Continue reading

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Wild Life

Lest you think India is all Hindu temples, Rajasthani forts, masala chai and garlic naan, there is also a fair amount of wildlife in this area This morning, Sunday, March 12, we headed out in jeeps to do a bit … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Camels

After we left the luxury of the Ramvas Hotel in Ramvas, we headed sort of southwest to get to our next camp:  tents in the desert.  We did stop along the way and see another temple and did other culturally … Continue reading

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Holy Cow!

As you all, no doubt, know, Hindus hold cows sacred.  This means that there are cows wandering about everywhere.  In fact, we were told today that there are more cows in India alone than in all the rest of the … Continue reading

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