Category Archives: Far Far Away

Places that are hard to get to

Aloha: The Adventure Begins

I set my alarm for 5:50 AM. My friend was coming to pick me up at 7:30 and I had to be ready. It was a departure day. On this journey, I go to all new destinations. Nowhere is familiar, … Continue reading

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From Malta to Marrakech, but Slowly

The next day it was, sadly, time to depart Malta. Or so I thought. Once again, Tunisia messed with my day. Geographically, the fastest way to get to Morocco from Malta is to cross North Africa, changing planes in Tunis, … Continue reading

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Malta and Gozo: Oh My.

It had been a while since I’d left North America. Almost an entire year! This was serious. I had been itching to go away for quite some time, and when the opportunity finally presented itself, I jumped at the chance. … 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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Majestic Macchu Picchu

We left early from Cusco. For various logistical reasons, the Peruvian wake-up time seems to be four or five AM. This time, we had a 6:30 pickup, got to the train station about 20 minutes away and waited to board. … Continue reading

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