In Pictures: My Old Teacher and Friend Phil Travels to Myanmar

Doc and I have a friend, Phil, who is a great world traveler. The adopted child of Reformed Presbyterian missionaries, Phil used to see the large cruise ships docked in his home country of Syria and he was fascinated by both the ships and the tourists coming and going from them. He knew even then…

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Cruise to Turkey: “Ultimate Ephesus”

Following an exciting port day in Athens, we had no problem jumping out of bed at the sound of the 5:30 a.m. alarm.  Today’s port was to be Izmir, Turkey. This was the stop on our 12 day cruise of the Mediterranean that I was most looking forward to. I had been reading about Ephesus for…

On the Norwegian Spirit: 12 day Grand Mediterranean Cruise — Venice to Barcelona

Visiting Venice, Athens, Izmir (Ephesus), Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples (Sorrento & Pompeii), Rome, Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Toulon (Le Castellet, Bandol & Sanary) and Barcelona. If you’re interest is in the cruise review and you aren’t spending pre-cruise days in Venice, you can scroll down and skip to “Day #1 Embarkation Day.” Pre-cruise Weekend in Venice,…