Experience Venice Through the Eyes of Love…

Sunny day on Grand Canal, Venice

Venice has always been impossible, alluring and other-worldly – a phoenix city rising from a watery grave – conjured by passion, ingenuity and dedication – and a haven for writers, artists and lovers – romantics, who trade in dreams and inspiration.  Venice invades your senses, your imagination, your soul; she …

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Capri, Vesuvius, Pompeii – So much to do – mused Alex…

Looming shadow of Vesuvius and Naples

Capri is intoxicating – an island paradise on the Amalfi Coast – literally an imposing big rock rising from a turquoise sea – Naples and the looming menace of Vesuvius lie across the bay.  The air is invigorating, colors are more vibrant, scents are richer, and exquisite beauty is everywhere …

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My Experiences in Sicily – Etna, Erice and Segesta…

Me on top of Etna volcano

A man from Sicily once told me, glowing with pride – “We, Sicilians are indomitable – over centuries – our island has been conquered by many – but we, the people, stand like reeds in water – we bend with the wind, the prevailing current, but always return stronger and …

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Best of Cagliari, Sardinia – A Brief Encounter…

Sea front, Cagliari, Sardinia

Not all those who wander are lost, declared J.R.R. Tolkien; that’s my mantra when traveling – this time was Sardinia, that Italian island neighboring Sicily.  Timeless, enduring, noble, yet sad – that is how I found Cagliari – a city, where old meets ancient; it dates back to the Phoenicians, …

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My Best of Barcelona and Montserrat – A Solo Experience

Barcelona is a whimsical architectural delight – the city has something for everyone – whether you seek tapas/cocktails, sun/beach, culture/museums, shopping, or people-watching.  I love to wander/get lost and see what treasures find me; it’s a grand city just to be – alive and curious.  Traveling solo, I was aware …

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