Tag Archives: Greece

Wednesday photo: Karterados, Santorini

One of the things I was secretly hoping to see in Greece was a windmill. I found one just down the street from the hotel in Santorini, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. This is in Karterados, in the … Continue reading

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Slovakia, the euro and collecting currency

The conversion to the euro in Europe was disappointing to me as a collector of currency. Check out some of my collection in this post: Collecting foreign money. With the euro, the bills look the same amongst the participating nations … Continue reading

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Scrapbook memories of my year in Salzburg

I spent a little over nine months in Salzburg, taking thousands of pictures from my travels as far west as Dublin and as far east as Romania and Greece and everywhere in between. After agonizing for a week or so … Continue reading

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The Top 5: Travel theme songs

When I travel, I like to pick a song as that trip’s theme song. Almost always it is a song that has a connection to the place I am visiting (rather than something like “Country Roads Take Me Home”), and … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo(s): Elgin/Parthenon Marbles

Known as the Elgin Marbles by all the world except for Greece, which calls them the Parthenon Marbles, they have a storied history. These marbles include statues from the pediment and friezes. A few of these marbles were left on … Continue reading

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Athens and Santorini photos

In February 2009 I went to Athens and Santorini with two of my friends. Greece was the most awe-inspiring of all my trips. My journey there was rough (missed flight due to canceled flight in Dublin + spent the night … Continue reading

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A photo update and some news

I have spent the past couple of days updating photos on my photos page. I wanted to share my photos from my trip (Rome’s up) and also include some Croatia photos because I have so many more than what I … Continue reading

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How to get ready for a trip

Getting ready for a trip can be a huge ordeal. The first few times you are preparing for a big trip it can be nerve wracking. There are so many things to worry about, like what to pack, what to … Continue reading

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My Dream Trips

This month’s Budget Travel was filled with dream trips. These trips, usually to exotic and far-away places, often seem impossible to accomplish.  But BT’s collection of dream trips are “50 totally doable adventures.” With this collection serving as my inspiration, … Continue reading

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1 year after the blizzard of ’09 in London and Dublin…

…that same blizzard followed me to the United States, dumping maybe 4 inches of snow on another city that freaks out when there are snow flurries. The snow wouldn’t have been so bad if there hadn’t been so much wind. … Continue reading

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