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A Tale of Two Cities – Eradicating the Mystique of Venice and Dubrovnik

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.” – The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. I have been visiting Venice for almost 20 years. It has always been a city that is … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Portugal’s Côa Valley

The Douro region of Portugal is mainly known for its wine, and most visitors to the region spend much of their time visiting Port houses or cruising the river. What they may not know is, not too far from the … Continue reading

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A Cave Visit for People Scared of Caves – the Postojna Caves in Slovenia

I have a cave phobia. Snakes, spiders, no problem – but caves freak me out. I’ve been into the bowels of the earth twice in the past few years, both times in Spain, and both times I tried to tell … Continue reading

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