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    week 8… Medina overload

    I have been in Morocco for four weeks and traveled hundreds of miles,first with my friend Seth then on my own to Essaouira. Ive met so many people, so many great conversations, email and facebook exchanges, free intensive French on the street lessons, and so many medinas.. with hundreds of homeless cats, screeching motorcycles flying […]

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Paradise Found

    After spending 3 weeks in Greece, I realized what I most love about traveling are the people I meet. Starting a conversation with a stranger has become second nature to me. Speaking five languages helps a lot. The other night, as we walked back to our wonderful stone house in Emporeios, on the […]

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The Middle Finger… the Mani penisula

We bypassed the city of Kalamata, known by all for its famous olives, and drove down the Mani to  Kardamili, a very popular tourist destination. As we road through town, I realized this had been the small quiet village  we had stopped in on September 13 1986,  the evening a devastating earthquake struck Kalamata. It […]

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Return to Greece

Climbing the steps to the Acropolis was worse than trying to get on or off the New York City F train  during rush hour. Pushing and shoving their way up the stairs to the Acropolis, they were not deterred by the crowds .  They didn’t realize that when they finally succeeded in reaching the Parthenon, […]

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The Old GDR Today

Soon after I arrived in Berlin, my German friend suggested I go with her to Frankfurt Oder, a town about an hour north of Berlin, once part of the GDR. While she met with union members at the local hospital, I could wander around, exploring and even walk across the border on the bridge to […]

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