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Jun 30, 2019

Country #41 Northern Ireland which is part of the UK
My first view of Belfast was the Titanic Quarter, the shiny new massive waterfront regeneration. We spent much of the drizzly day at W5 the Science & Discovery Center. During lunch, we found a cafe along the docks where I had my first Belfast bap, a big crusty round...

Jun 29, 2019

Today’s highlights focus on Lake Como in northern Italy. The lake is shaped like an upside down Y. And at the center is the town of Bellagio. 
I stayed in the town of Como at the southwest base of the lake. If I had to do it over again, I’d stay somewhere more central like Varenna since I found the ferry schedule...

Jun 28, 2019

Today’s highlights focus on Sicily in Italy. I spent a week here and it was the pinnacle of my European travels last summer. True, the transportation connections haven’t been completely modernized but I’d love to return and explore more.
Palermo can feel a bit rough around the edges after Florence but it’s...

Jun 27, 2019

Today’s highlights focus on Florence in the illustrious Tuscany region. Come to the historic center, a pedestrian only zone to experience the cradle of the Renaissance. 
Long before Bill Gates and Warren Buffet began The Giving Pledge for philanthropic causes. The House of Medici, besides having formidable wealth...

Jun 26, 2019

Today’s highlights focus on the Italian Riviera in Liguria. This area is famous for its olive oil and pasta. Ligurian olive oil is lighter in fragrance, soft and subtle in flavor.  I’ve had the pleasure of coming to this region twice. It’s about a 45 minute drive from Nice.
My time here was mostly spent lounging...