Category Archives: Festivals

A Day in Kedungu

The tiny village in which our villa sits is Kedungu, which is also the name of the beach at the end of the lane that passes through the village.  This morning, after a breakfast of yummy banana crepes, the six … Continue reading

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Rituals

Yesterday evening after we had refreshed ourselves from our day of all things beginning with “b,” we were fortunate to get to see (from a respectful distance), a traditional funeral procession. Someone in the village had died and this procession … Continue reading

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Guadalajara Miscellany

With only one full day left in this fine city, I would like to set out some random observations that I have made while in Guadalajara the past eight days. First:  One of my favorite things is the cross walk … Continue reading

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Adios, Mazatlan

After ten days, we had to say “adios” to Mazatlan and get on a bus to our next destination: Guadalajara.  We spent our last night in Mazatlan the way we spent our first, enjoying tacos at Los Chiles, our roadside, … 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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Narni in December

This is our third stay in Narni, our charming hilltop town in Umbria.  Both earlier trips were in September; some things are different in December. The things that remain the same include:  The loveliness and comfort of our apartment with … Continue reading

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Vienna: Back Where We Started

Tuesday evening, December 12, we arrived back in Vienna where we began our trip on November 30.  A lot of water has flowed down the Danube since then and we have been fortunate to have been floating down with it. … Continue reading

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A Bavarian Christmas Experience

Last night, December 10, our already long day wasn’t over until we had gone out to a farm to experience a Bavarian Christmas.  The drive from the ship was about 40 minutes through the countryside.  Of course, it was dark, … Continue reading

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Nürnberg: First Impressions

We (all twelve of us) arrived in Nürnberg at 12:27 p.m. on a train from Munich.  What a group. Twelve people and at least twenty-four assorted pieces of luggage.  Craziness.  After only a few misturns, we found taxis and were … Continue reading

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