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What is “old” for a traveller?

We are no longer young, and neither, for that matter, is Corfu. Age is a relative thing. Corfu’s Old Town, where we stayed, has both an Old Fortress and a New Fortress. The origins of the Old Fortress date back … Continue reading

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If in doubt, add a UNESCO World Heritage Site to your itinerary

We considered many places to visit in Laos. Our traveling companions, Cliff and Ruth, threw in suggestions, and we added more. We’re all slow travelers, preferring to stay in a destination for what seems an inordinately long time to most … Continue reading

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Feeling the Power

We read that the last remaining of the three grandest temples of Greece is the Temple of Apollo at Didyma, Turkey. The construction of the temple was started in the 7th Century BC. Wars, earthquakes and abandonment have followed in … Continue reading

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Turkey: Side trip to Aphrodisias

We were with our friends, Meg and Aaron, in Pamukkale, Turkey when Aaron suggested we change our itinerary.  He’d read about the site of Aphrodisias, archaeological ruins dating back to before the 1st century BC.   It’s a bit off the … Continue reading

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