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A Tale of Two City-States

“Does this bus go to Hadrian’s Arch?” The question came from a casually clad, middle-aged fellow traveler as he squeezed aboard the full shuttle from the Athens Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, where he and I both happened to be staying.  Inside the van was a microcosm of what it’s like to travel through Mediterranean Europe:  a… Read More A Tale of Two City-States

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Italy

Whether one has seen many places or few, whether one has read many books or few, Italy confounds. The peninsula is a land of contrasts. To visit Italy, enthralled by its culture, to walk the lasting Colosseum, astonished by its endurance, to consider the Leaning Tower of Pisa, amazed by the incompetence, is to see… Read More Italy