Category Archives: Europe

No Limits on the Limmat

It was hard leaving Malta. Well, okay, the airport was small and the people were pleasant, so really they made it pretty easy. More accurately, I liked it there and I could have stayed longer. It was time to go, … Continue reading

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Holy Malta: St John’s Co-Cathedral

On my last day in Malta, before leaving on a mid-day flight, I visited the main cathedral. It’s called the co-cathedral because it is a shared seat by certain important clergy hierarchs. I can see why there would be competition … Continue reading

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Lunch in Marsaxlokk and the Legacy of de Valette; Malta, Day Two

My next day in Malta got off to a slow start. I’d had the questionable judgment to have tea after dinner the night before and I was up at 3:30 again. You’d think I would learn. I missed breakfast at … Continue reading

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Marvelous Malta – Day One

I have never been to Malta before. This is a real treat for me, going to a new place. I started with a pleasant experience aboard Air Malta, overlooking the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea. The plane turned as it approached … Continue reading

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Roma Ardit: Rome is Burning

It’s baking hot and it’s smoking; there must be a fire somewhere. How long do you suppose it takes to contract emphysema? Because you could maybe develop it in the short time you’re walking around this town. I caught the … Continue reading

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Ciao Bella! Back in Florence…

I had a short stay planned for Florence, probably 24 hours’ total. It’s definitely not enough time for my very favorite city, but it was better than not going. I caught the Freccia Rossa high speed train in Torino and … Continue reading

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Bra & Alba: Welcome Back

After the Torino Toro Rally, I met up with Rachel and Denis and my cousin Eric for dinner. Talk and fellowship were had, with gelato for me and Eric afterward. There is nothing like feeling at home, feeling accepted the … Continue reading

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