Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

Aboriginal performance, Sydney 

Zulu village, South Africa

July 31, 2019

July 23, 2019, Stowe, VT — I confess, I am a member of the Ukululus: Ukaholics Unanimous, shown here uking it up on the common in the middle of Stowe, Vermont, for about 100 enthusiastic sing-along-ers.

How do Ukululus happen, you ask?  In Summer 2014, our two founding...

July 22, 2019

July 8, 2019, Cape Sounion, Greece — The cruise ship Celestyal Olympia docked at Athens’ port, Piraeus, which had been 85% destroyed when the Allies bombed it by mistake in WW II.  We needed to kill most of the day before our late afternoon flight home, so we clambered...

July 17, 2019

July 7, 2019, Oia, Santorini, Greece — I’d been warned, don’t go to Oia at sunset. But I didn’t listen. A few other singers took the cable car from the dock up up up to a different village and they were charmed. I took the bus from the dock...

... up up up... ​

​...past...

July 17, 2019

July 7, 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece — We’d been told earlier that the Mycenaeans were like Vikings, but the much-earlier Minoans of Crete were peace-loving artists. Cretan ‘history’ dates to 7000 BCE, but stone tools found in the area have been dated back 133,000 ye...

July 15, 2019

July 6, 2019, Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey — *Say ‘goony-den.’

I hadn’t known the tour would include a morning in Turkey, so I’ve added another country. We were welcomed at the pier by dancers and musicians. Everyone I know who’s been to Turkey loves it, but the politics...

July 12, 2019

​July 5, 2019, Mykonos, Greece — After a full afternoon at sea (with no free WiFi for blogging, I siesta’d), we disembarked around 6 for a tour of Mykonos, one of the Cyclades islands group and one of the best known islands in Greece. Being best known means it was cra...

July 11, 2019

July 3, 2019, Lindos, Greece — Our last full day on Rhodes, we bussed down to the ‘the quaint whitewashed town of Lindos.’ We had a walking tour of its medieval city, then hiked up to its acropolis and the Doric-style Temple of Athena Lindia, built in the 4th century B...

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