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About Saint Expedite

Retired early, then took a trip across the Pacific from Seattle by container ship. From China I stopped in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France, Holland, Denmark, England and Ireland before heading home to Puget Sound. This blog is an account of my travels. Write to me at SaintExpedite@frozenheads.net

Libya

As I’ve moved west access to television news in English has gotten easier. Here in Arcueil I have my pick of CNN, the BBC or Skye News. I could also get Al Jazeera in Greece. So I’ve been able to … Continue reading

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The Paris Métro

The Paris Métro has 245 stations within 34 square miles of the City of Paris. It is said that there is “no point in the city situated more than 400 meters away from a metro station.” I am using the … Continue reading

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The Paris ‘Burbs

The overnight train from Florence to Paris is old and I shared a four-person cabin with two others, an unrelated man and woman. I had a lower berth so narrow that I couldn’t lie on my back without risking falling … Continue reading

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Arrivederc​i, Baby

My final day in Florence was unstructured. I hung around the Villa Carlotta until checkout time, then left my bag and went out to kill eleven hours until my train left for Paris at 10: 12 pm. Another sensational Spring … Continue reading

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Ancona to Florence

The ferry from Patras put me in Ancona, Italy and there isn’t too much to say about that town. It is a small seaport with and 2 other ferries tied up at the docks. The ferries are quite large but … Continue reading

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More Atatürk

Before I forget, here are two more busts of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. His image is everywhere in Turkey, in restaurants, the Grand Bazaar, government offices and museums.

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