Category Archives: Travel Writing

Royal Reception Rooms and Louisiana

I have been getting around flat, compact Copenhagen on foot for the most part. I haven’t bothered learning the public transportation systems because most of what I have wanted to see is easily reachable on foot from the Vesterbro  area … 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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St. Andrew’s Basilica, Patras

I’m on the Superfast VI ferry travelling between Patras and Ancona, Italy on the Adriatic. I booked a four-berth outside cabin and have lucked out as there are no other passengers in it. Having the four passenger cabin to myself … Continue reading

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The Grand Bazaar

On my last day in town I visited the Istanbul Archeological Museums. It is probably a bad idea to visit a museum when you face a deadline for checking out of your hotel and an afternoon flight. These things distracted … Continue reading

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‘Rum, Sodomy and the Lash’

The Year of No Flying blog chronicles a couple’s year spent travelling around the world while avoiding airplanes, in order to to reduce their carbon travel footprints. Their trip began in Seattle where they boarded a container ship, the MV Hanjin Madrid, for a September, 2009 … Continue reading

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