Category Jenny Manetta

Europe 2017 – Provence Part One

November 2 – 7 Our plan for Provence was fairly simple and constrained by the relatively few days we had to explore this fairly large area of France.  We’d spend three nights in the town of Arles and then relocate not too far away in L’isle Sur-la-Sorgue for two nights before returning to Montpellier. We’d […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part Two

September 16-18 We set out the next morning with a limited agenda, having pretty much exhausted the sightseeing opportunities we were interested in during our last stay in Athens.  We decided head out from our neighborhood towards Filopappou Hill (which overlooks the Acropolis) to see if we could find the Prison of Socrates, where that […]

Europe 2017 – Athens Finito, Part One

September 16-18 As planned, we were up, packed, and making coffee during yet another peaceful and beautiful sunrise on the balcony of our room.  At breakfast at 8:20 we sat outside as we had done during our stay, a delightfully pleasant morning for dining, finally succumbing to the entreating of the wait staff to order […]

Europe 2017 – Paros, Part Two

September 13 – 16 One thing I neglected to mention in the previous post was our first item of business when arriving in Parikia that first full day, that is to book our ferry ride back to Athens on Saturday the 16, two days later.  As we entered the shop I thought I caught a […]

Europe 2017 – Naxos

September 11 – 13 Our ferry to Naxos didn’t leave until early afternoon and the ride would only last a couple of hours, so we dawdled a bit in the morning, enjoying our last breakfast, returning the ATV to Diamantis, packing for the journey and then sitting around the pool as we waited for the […]

Europe 2017 – Santorini, Part One

September 8 – 11 Our ferry ride to Santorini (140 euros for the two of us) would be different from the others we had taken, and would take in the future, in that we would be on a large jet boat (catamaran or hydrofoil) with reserved seats, which would make for guaranteed comfort during a […]

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, […]