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2 out of 5 countries this year didn’t have McDonalds!

An update on my five new countries visited in 2017: only 2 of them did not have a McDonald’s ! (Maldives and Haiti) I was surprised to discover that Cuba has one on the Guantanamo Base which is open only to … Continue reading

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Debby Does Danger

This last trip took me to Barcelona during a contentious time due to the Catalonia region considering ceding from Spain. While I saw crowds and heard the banging of the drums I managed to stay away from those hot spots. … Continue reading

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The Map Filled In With Malta

Malta was the last country in all of Europe left for me to visit. Surprisingly there were a number of tourists on the main island….they came by ship, by plane and with multiple tour companies.  More Americans are exploring there now … Continue reading

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Caravaggio’s Beheading of St. John the Baptist

Malta’s Co-cathedral of St. John’s hosts two of this artist’s original paintings. While I find art interesting I certainly am not well-versed in the subject in spite of the art appreciation course I took in college about 50 years ago. … Continue reading

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Triangulating, Calibrating and Adjusting

2016 means I hope to “discover” 5 new countries.  It can be difficult since most of my trips involve one country at a time due to many factors like proximity, time and cost. It makes most sense for me to finish … Continue reading

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Countries Not Visited Yet

I am often asked which country I like best and my usual response is “the one I’ve not been to yet”.  I realize this is a cop-out of sorts and I really do have favorites but all for different reasons: … Continue reading

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