Back on the beach

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Dec 272015
 
Back on the beach

We returned to Florida not because we were tired of living in Europe, but primarily because winter was approaching. The experience of cold weather from last winter in France and Italy was still somewhat fresh in our memories so off to sunny Florida we went. Our choice of transportation for the return was a trans-Atlantic

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Dec 242015
 
Our Thanks and Warmest Wishes ...

… to all our friends and family who have followed us on this adventure by way of this blog. May the peace and joy of this season travel with you wherever life’s journey takes you, and hope that you will continue to “ride along in our backpacks” during the new year.

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Dec 222015
 
The Atlantic Crossing

Our taxi deposited us at the terminal right at 11:30 a.m. It was busy with people pouring from cars and taxis, and porters loading luggage onto carts. The line moved fairly quickly as we began our slow walk toward the check-in counter. Within our first hour after departing the taxi we were boarding the Equinox.

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Dec 072015
 

While walking around the Gothic quarter of Barcelona, we turned down a small street. At the end of the street we could see a mural of two sets of lips locked in a personal moment. At first we thought that it was an example of street graffiti, but as we got closer … The photo

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Dec 062015
 
Barcelona - Time to depart

The leaves of the Plane trees (Sycamores) are starting to turn brown and darkness comes noticeably earlier each day. Autumn has begun. Our time in Barcelona is almost over and only a few days before we board a ship for the return to Florida. Life in Barcelona was a little busier than normal. Early in

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Nov 182015
 
Barcelona - an Architectural Feast

So many of the places we have visited throughout the world are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. “World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.” Listed sites are considered to be of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of

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Nov 142015
 
Gaudí's Masterpiece - <em>the Sagrada Familia</em>

The independent Catalonian spirit has fostered much innovation in many areas, but nowhere is it more obvious and available than in art and architecture. At the turn of the century the style of the day was Art Nouveau, or as it was called in Spain– Modernista and Catalonia – Modernisme. Some of the world’s greatest

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Nov 112015
 
Barcelona - More Than a Great City

Taking the train from Madrid to Barcelona used to take just under nine hours. Fortunately today, with ALL our luggage, it only takes about three. The speed display in the car we were in showed a top speed 300 kph (180 mph), but averaged a little less than that. The terrain in the center of

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Nomads at Sea

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Nov 062015
 
Nomads at Sea

This is a break in the Slow Nomads timeline reflecting events that we feel are interesting enough to warrant such an interruption. Though the posts indicate that we are still in Barcelona, we are actually currently at sea, the normal timeline will resume as soon as possible. The moon rose over the Mediterranean while we

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