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Snapshot from Russia

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm

On my way home from the airport the other day, I snapped this shot of one of Russia’s beautiful monuments.

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Vive La France

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2013 at 7:59 am

Yet another amazing port!! I’m trying to be better about posting more often, even if its just a quick one. Longer updates to come, but Europe is different than the Caribbean (I mean other than the obvious differences) because every port is so exciting that I want to go see as much as possible, whereas in the Caribbean you visit the same ports every two weeks so you end up just looking for wifi. Europe is amazing. Today we are in Marseilles and I’m so happy to be in a country that I speak the language, after two Spanish ports its a welcome change to be speaking French. We went on a tour this morning that took us up to the Notre Dame de la Guarde Cathedral. It was stunning. On the way we stopped to take photos of the town and the island prison where the Count of Monte Cristo was imprisoned!! So amazing!!
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Snapshot from Mallorca

In Uncategorized on April 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

There are so many amazing things going on right now and not enough time to share it all with you!! Here’s a quick glimpse of the beautiful Palma de Mallorca. It was an amazing day!!!

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Spanish Hospitality

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2013 at 7:25 am

Everyone always talks about Southern Hospitality, but no one ever told me about Spanish Hospitality!! My dear friend Valeria is from Valencia, Spain, and we just happened to dock there the other day. Darling Valeria invited me into her home to meet her family and have paella (a traditional Spanish dish). Of course I jumped at the chance to see my friend’s home. What a fabulous day we had. Valeria is the only person in her family that speaks English so I got by with my very limited Spanish. Surrounded by food, Spanish wine, and her closest friends/family, I felt so very welcomed, and at home. I am capable of understanding far more Spanish than I actually speak so I was able to follow the conversation without having to tell all my new friends all about myself. It was actually so wonderful just to sit and listen and enjoy without the pressure that often accompanies new countries and new people. On the way back to the ship we stopped at the local sights so we

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