Monthly Archives: November 2017

Europe 2017 – The Peloponnese – Part Three

August 28 – September 1 After another filling buffet breakfast, we gathered in front of the hotel for 8:30 am start to get to the Olympia site before the cruise ship tours arrived.  We arrived at the site shortly thereafter and entered the Sanctuary of Olympia archeological portion to spend a couple of hours touring […]

Europe 2017 – The Peloponnese – Part Two

August 28 – September 1 We checked out of the Nafplia Palace and took a taxi (supplied by the tour) down to the harbor to meet the bus.  We’d be joining a four-day group and unlike the day before, this bus was packed; so much so we considered ourselves lucky to get two seats next […]

Europe 2017 – The Peloponnese – Part One

August 28 – September 1 For the next part of our visit to Greece, we decided to do something we’d not done before as travelers, that is take a five-day guided bus tour which would cover the major sites of the Peloponnese.  Using Trip Advisor as a guide for references and checking out various options, […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eighteen

October 25-27, Toulouse We ate a quick breakfast of yoghurt and a coffee beverage we’d been purchasing, a latte like product usually produced by Nescafe, both capable of being stored unrefrigerated overnight, and made our way to the Termibus Station. With a little time to burn we each had a café con leche and split […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Seventeen

October 23-25, Bilbao We took a taxi for 9 euros to the train station and found our two-hour train ride to Bilbao to be different than the others that preceded it.  Although the car was comfortable enough just like the others had been, the condition of the tracks was not and we found ourselves being […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Sixteen

October 21 – 23, Burgos The train trip to Burgos was relatively short at two hours and after arriving we took a taxi for 9 euros to the Hotel Cordon, located right in the heart of historic part of town.  Much like La Salle in Santiago, this was a very nice property yet still only […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Fifteen

October 19 – 21, Astorga to Leon The train ride to Leon took a little under thirty minutes and once there we again took a taxi, for 6.5 euros, to our lodging, a return visit to Check-In Leon.  We’d been so impressed with the uncrowded and clean conditions there when passing through the first time […]