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Eva’s Lesson

A bird seemed to be chirping at me. My eyes opened and looked toward the window. I didn’t see the little bugger, rather green tree leaves illuminated by the sun, … Continue Reading →

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View of Vesuvius

Erupting into Sorrento

Compared to Rome’s station, Napoli Centrale was smaller and grittier – as if actually trying to live up to a bad reputation. There were no bookstores or kiosks selling perfume, … Continue Reading →


Train goes by rail in summer day, countryside.

Don’t Shoot Me – I’m on Vacation!

Our southbound train met up with the French coast line. The Mediterranean Sea came into view outside the window. I expected to see vast desert and a bull fighting ring … Continue Reading →


Flowers on track

More Bombs Found on Rail Tracks in Spain. All Aboard!

The train slowed. The sign at the station read Narbonne. From here we’d enjoy our last remaining minutes in France before boarding a train that would take us across the … Continue Reading →


Passengers arrive at the 	Gare de Lyon

Paris, a Whopper of a City

I closed my booklet on conversational French and looked out the train window. I really wanted to enjoy Paris, especially the food. It was one of the most intriguing places … Continue Reading →


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Calling the Supreme Travel Advisor

My sleepy eyes opened. I reached for my watch on the nightstand. It was only six o’clock. I’d have to wait a few hours to get a cup coffee at … Continue Reading →