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Monthly Archive for May, 2019

Day #7: Palma, Spain

With our scheduled arrival only in the afternoon, we spent a leisurely morning on aboard the ship. I worked on some presentations before returning to the Butcher’s Cut with Libby for brunch, which was both delicious and a great value relative to the cost of an evening meals there. We returned to the cabin to […]

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Day #6: Cannes, France

After a number of cloudy and rainy days in Rome, we awoke to a sun-kissed sky in the Cote d’ Azur. Having been to this part of the world a few times, we didn’t feel especially rushed to take the first tender ashore (though we had priority tickets) nor did we feel the need to […]

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Day #5: Rome

Note: I’ve noticed the images and text of some of my prior posts are kind of, to used the technical term, “screwed up.” As I’m already behind by many days in my posts and am working off of only an iPhone — I’ll have to fix these issues later. Apologies to my loyal readers… all […]

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Day #4: Rome

This morning we had a 9:30 reservation at the Galleria Borghese, known first and foremost for its collection of Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings. It was a relatively short walk from our hotel across the Tiber, though it involved hiking up the steps from the Piazza del Popolo. The view is worth the effort: You’re […]

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Day #3: Rome

Today’s highlights included two sights: the Vatican Museum (where we’ve been previously) and Castel Sant’Angelo (a new destination for us). The Vatican Museum’s collection was spectacular as usual, but it was remarkably crowded (always a buzz kill), especially on the march to the Sistine Chapel (which I’ve always felt is a bit over-rated anyway, if […]

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