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  • Biography: Retired. Have time for the things I love: travel, my cat, reading, good food, travel, genealogy, walking, and of course travel.

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Lucy in Addis Ababa

Posted by Pat on January 18, 2018 in Travel |

16 January 2018

Addis brags of its top museums highlighting Ethiopian history and culture, both ancient and modern. Today, I visit two of these museums and look forward to meeting Lucy and her friends. Read more…

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Emperor Haile Selassie I

Posted by Pat on January 16, 2018 in Travel |

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 15 January 2018 Traveling Ethiopia, I read and listen for opinions concerning this historical icon and controversial man. I know how I feel about Emperor Selassie. But how do the Ethiopian’s view him?

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Arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Posted by Pat on January 14, 2018 in Travel |

14 January 2018 Ethiopia uses a 13-month calendar, with twelve 30-day months and a 13th leap month of five or six days. And instead of using standard international time, which would put it in the same time zone as Moscow, it works on a 12-hour clock determined by sunrise and sunset. After about 36 hours […]

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Douro River and the Wonderful World of Port

Posted by Pat on November 10, 2017 in Travel |

28 October 2017 One does not need to cruise the Douro River Valley for Port because most all wine houses can be found along the Cais de Gaia. However, river cruises up the Douro, though what is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, is a pleasant and […]

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Oporto, My Porto

Posted by Pat on October 29, 2017 in Travel |

26 October 2017 Architecture, cathedrals and towers, food and Fado, wine and Port, polpo and jamon, bookstores and Harry Potter, the Ribeira and cafes. Porto, let me sing thy praises. An explanation on the naming of the city. Portuguese call it Porto, the English Oporto, evidently because of linguistic misinterpretation. Way back when, the English […]

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Lisboa Portugal

Posted by Pat on October 27, 2017 in Travel |

24 October 2017 I return to Lisboa after 45 years. Will I recognize its changes? Will it have changed? How have I changed? I certainly am a different traveler from the novice who visited Lisbon on a budget. In June of 1972, I wrote:

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Sevilla

Posted by Pat on October 25, 2017 in Travel |

21 October 2017 Just 46 minutes and about 15€ southwest of Madrid by train is Sevilla. Our Hotel Doña Manuela is ideally located overlooking the northern end of the Jardin de Murillo and the Royal Alcázar. Its neighborhood of Santa Maria La Blanca offered a plethora of cafes and bars. Perfect! Sevilla is easy to […]

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