Florence, Italy

Friday, October 13We are taking a train to our next destination in Florence, about 1.5 hours. The train station was chaotic, it was hard to figure out which platform we were supposed to go to since they didn’t like to post the platform until there was about 10 minutes left to board. Once we found…

Rome, Italy

Monday, October 9This vacation is special, as we are including Edie on our trip to Italy. Today we flew to Newark and then on to Rome. The flight from Newark to Rome was about 1.5 hours late due to mechanical concerns. The flight to Rome was about 11.5 hours. Tuesday, October 10When we got to…

Columbia

Tuesday, September 12We arrive Cali, Columbia a day early (per usual) and met our driver who took us to the Araucana Lodge where we will be staying for the next few nights. Wednesday, September 13 Since so many of the trip participants arrived early, Hector set up an optional tour of the San Felipe Birding…

Iceland

Monday, July 24 Our ship docked at …. and we took a whale watch excursion. The weather was less than optimal; quite cold and very wet, but it was still nice to get out on the water to be with nature. Wednesday, July 26 Our ship docked at Reykjavik for the day and we took…

Norway

Thursday, July 20 In Norway, we took a bus to the train station. Then we took a modern train (2:20 hours) to Myrdal at an elevation of 2,800 feet. At Myrdal, we switched to the Flam Railway – on an old fashioned train (1:30 hours) to head back down to sea level. This train ride…

Netherlands

Tuesday, July 18 In Amsterdam we took a boat tour thru the canals, then a 2 mile walking tour of the city. There was a lot to see. Not much by way of shopping – at least not for us. But it was a fascinating place, and bicycles everywhere! Even some of their traffic lights…