Category Archives: TRAVEL TO THE BEYOND

Good-bye to Greece, a new friend

Make new friends, but keep the old.  One is silver, the other gold. A lot of my travels were facilitated by the fact that Samford has a London Study Centre in London (the Daniel House in Kensington). Staying there allowed … Continue reading

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Two Old Friends — and a New One!!

Make new friends, but keep the old.  One is silver, the other gold. As I indicated in one of my first posts on this website, the travel bug bit me in 1993.  The focus of that first European trip was … Continue reading

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Back to Europe!!

Some of you may have visited my other web-site (about mental health services):   Geel, Belgium:  A Model of “Community Recovery.”   In September I shared with you plans for returning to Europe in January for my 7th visit to Geel..  The post … Continue reading

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Look out Europe, here I come (AGAIN)!!!

Dangerous (or bad luck?) to plan TOO far ahead, but it seems that I’ll be able to experience at least one more European trip (hopefully TWO)!! Today I made round-trip plane reservations for a six-day stay in Geel in January! (Since it’s … Continue reading

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1993: The Travel Bug Bites — and never stops (Original post 8/3/12)

Though the longing was there, I didn’t travel to another continent until 1993, at the age of 51. I had earned my PhD two years earlier, had begun a real career at Samford University and had some “extra” money, thanks … Continue reading

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Summer 2012: Planning & Itinerary

The planning begins. . .Once again, with little “extra money,” needed to find ways to cut corners. Air fare: Easy. Had accumulated a good bunch of frequent flier miles on Delta and, once I made reservations, was actually able to … Continue reading

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July 3 (and 6): Reflections from Madrid (and my living room)

Sorry.  I worked on my “Finale” entry tonight, but spent too much time people watching at a side walk cafe and ended up being too tired to finish when I returned to my room.  Besides, I always tell my students that … Continue reading

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July 1-3: Last Days

Children Folk Dancers Last night entertainment: Folk Dancers   A 4 year old with a bottle of bubbles; now what does THAT remind me of? UNESCO gets some % of every cruise fare. Don’t know the whole story on that; … Continue reading

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July 1: June 28 – July 1 morning.

The last three days have been both fun and interersting and, until about an hour ago, I planned on reporting on the fun, in chronological order from Thursday, June 28, to tonight, June 30. Have changed my plans and will … Continue reading

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June 28: Feelin’ lazy and lovin’ it

              Yesterday we finally left the dock and, since then, I have adopted what might be called a cruise mentality. I did not sign up for excursions for yesterday or today — in part, … Continue reading

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June 26: Cabin and Porto

  View in one direction from cabin picture window (next to my bed!) View in other direction from picture window (still docked) Tour of Sandeman “factory”(?) A toast to Sandeman’s white port (Yum!!!) Today started early.  Breakfast is from 7:00 … Continue reading

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June 25: Lisbon to Porto

 My trepidation about the subway and the bus station was totally eased by the kindness of two “angels” (punctuation people, for sure). While trying to figure out the ticket machine, without unnecessary error, I asked the 30ish man standing at … Continue reading

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June 25: Good bye to Lisbon

Am running some quick last minute errands before I begin the journey from my hotel to the bus station and then on to Porto to begin the river cruise.  To get to the bus station, I must carry a pretty … Continue reading

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June 14: Reflections ON Lisbon

I haven’t explored or studied the city as much as I “should” — mostly just looked it over (twice) from the top of a tour bus.  In terms of architecture or style, it seems to have a little bit of … Continue reading

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June 23 (a bit late): This just in — Sample of Italy pix

View of old Civita Bagnoregio — from the “new” city of Barnoregio. Under 20 people in old; 300 in new. Shorn sheep the next day. Notice the addition of 3 lambs — two white and one brown. Sheep grazing (constantly!) … Continue reading

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June 23: Reflections from Lisbon

(If this narrative sounds a bit somber and “poor me”ish, you can look forward to the happy ending as expressed in the P.S.  Now, don’t peek before you read the post!) In my Home page commentary, I made note of … Continue reading

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