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Spending a Month on an Island: Corfu

We planned to stay at an apartment, in a small town (population is almost 40,000), on an island (population of 97,000). Does that sound limiting to you?   It did give us pause. Would there be enough to see and do? … Continue reading

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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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A tradition of 400 years (and we almost missed it)

It started with curiosity about the red steeple we viewed from our bedroom window in Corfu. With a google search we discovered it was the Greek Orthodox Church of St Spyridon. (Who?) Another google search informed us that St Spyridon, … Continue reading

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Off-season turns into the best time to visit

We arrived to a quiet Corfu – ahead of the beach season, ahead of other tourists. Some shuttered shops and restaurants had not yet opened. We knew that would soon change when we saw repairs underway and paint being applied … Continue reading

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No perfect place for next

Several years ago we started to plot out where to go on this year’s round-the-world trip.   The beginning fell right into place. Somehow we just couldn’t figure out a good place to go in between. Where to go for the … Continue reading

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“Closed for renovation” opened as a parting gift

A problem arose for us, and you will not be surprised by it, if you are a frequent traveler. We planned our trip on the internet some time in advance. Changes don’t always get documented on the internet and guidebooks, … Continue reading

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How to capture the essence of the place in travel photos

We wheeled our suitcases down the street towards the harbor, and all we could think was, “This is a gorgeous place! We can’t wait to start taking photos.” Other photographers filled the old town snapping iconic views of the Venetian … Continue reading

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