Athens Part One – Long Walks, Short Nights, And Amazing Days

“Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.” – Josh Billings The ferry from Santorini landed in Athens about 1:15 in the morning.  I had rested some on the ride over and wasn’t tired.  I was planning to take the subway to right near…

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Santorini, Part Two – Weird Wineries, Amazing Breweries, And A Week To Unwind

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol I had one more day with Rebecca and we decided to take in one of the only wineries that was open that early in the season.  We took the tour that included an audio guide that you use…

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Santorini, Part One – Welcoming Friends And Winding Walks

“Inspiration is not an idea; it is an experience.” -Jonathan H. Ellerby After spending sixteen of eighteen hours on ferries to get from Crete to Santorini via a stop in Athens, I was ready for a long stop.  I booked a room at a highly rated villa online at a great rate and this one…

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April 21, 2012 - 8:49 pm

Anni Ala - Ciao Jake! Remember me from the great Stromboli ascent?? I’m enjoying your fabulous pictures & blog, hope you are enjoying the rest of your Italy travels!! :)

April 23, 2012 - 3:44 pm

travelogue - Ciao Anni! Of course I remember you. I will get to the Stromboli adventure soon. I’m finally doing my WWOOF excursion and loving it. Keep in touch.

48 Hours In Crete – Long Walks And Lessons Learned

“Life is a process of becoming. A combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” – Anais Nin I arrived late in the evening in Heraklion on the island of Crete and took a…

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Wonders of Wadi Rum, Part Two – Bedouin Hospitality And Campfire Comedies

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  -  Mark Twain As I was saying goodbye to Maartje and…

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Wonders of Wadi Rum, Part One – Unexpected Gifts And Arab Guides

“Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” - Mark Twain, Following the Equator After a couple of uneventful days of rest in Aqaba, I headed into town to catch a bus to Wadi Rum for a night.  The bus was not leaving for another…

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