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Monteverde (Santa Elena) (18 to 21 November 2019)

Arenal to Monteverde  As mentioned in our previous post, there are quite a few outdoor activities operators in La Fortuna.  They all offer much the same things – hiking in the old lava flows/rainforest, rafting,…

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Arenal (La Fortuna) (14 to 18 November 2019)

Arenal is one of seven active volcanoes in Costa Rica.  Until 2010 it was Costa Rica’s most active, and one of the ten most active in the world. It’s the classic, perfect, volcanic cone shape,…

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Chicago (4 to 6 November 2019)

“I think that’s how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, ‘Gee, I’m enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn’t cold enough. Let’s go west.”  Richard Jeni, comedian…

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Cyclades (8 to 29 October 2019)

From Palermo we flew to Athens and caught a fast cat to Hydra.  We loved it so much last year (see earlier post) we had to revisit.  It was as beautiful as we remembered it…

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Palermo (4 to 7 October 2019)

“To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything”.  (Johann Goethe) Palermo is Sicily encapsulated.  Founded by the Phoenicians in 734…

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