ROW, ROW THE BOAT – HOMEWARD!

THE ATLANTIC CROSSING After a short flight from Dublin to Lisbon, then an interesting Uber ride from the airport to the cruise ship port where the driver couldn't find entrance, it was time to check into our oceanview stateroom on Holland America's Veendam for our 12-day voyage back to the States. View from the Lisbon …

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I apologize for the delay in your receiving the next chapter of my blog. I have been laid low for almost 2 months by a really bad cold that turned into bronchitis. I have been too sick and just too tired to do anything but take antibiotics and sleep! But I am finally on the …

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MADRID Our next stop was Madrid. This is where we would have a pre-departure lunch with the others who had volunteered with DIVERBO to teach conversational English to Spanish executives for the next 8 days. But more about that in my next post. I wanted time in Madrid for two very special reasons - to …

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BARCELONA Cala Milá This visit to Barcelona was all about Gaudi! We hopped the local train from the seaside into the main square of downtown Barcelona, Placa de Catalunya, and found the sign of where we would be staying for the next 3 days just across this very large square - Hotel Ginebra. This is …