Cartagena, Colombia

When we booked our excursion online for Cartagena, we knew nothing about the city. Since we booked a tour of a 16th century Spanish fort, we thought it might be a sleepy little city like Cadiz or Malaga in Spain. Malaga is actually a good size with around 570,000 people but it doesn’t seem large. […]

Photo Gallery: Cartagena, Colombia

Here are some additional photos of our visit to Cartagena. The picture above shows a panoramic scene of the city through a gun turret at the top of the fortress San Felipe.

Rome’s Colosseum

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built and a must-see highlight of any visit to Rome. We spent a day there before taking a Mediterranean cruise in 2011. After the cruise we spent another day in the city. That first day had us take a hop on/hop off bus around the city and one […]

Photo Gallery: The Colosseum

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos of our visit to the Colosseum. The exterior wall of the Colosseum. Only part of it remains. Cracks in the facade. Actors pose with tourists for pictures Interior walls supported by flying buttresses which also supported the seating. More of the interior of the Colosseum The long […]

The Mayan Ruins at Tulum

Follow us on Facebook! When you stay in Cancun, it seems almost mandatory to check out some ancient ruins while you’re there. The most popular is Chichen Itza which is 200 kilometres inland. But also popular though not as well known is the coastal Mayan city of Tulum. It is right along the coast 128 kilometres […]

Photo Gallery: Ephesus #2

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some more pics from our visit to Kusadasi and Ephesus. The picture above is of the amphitheatre. It was merged from two photos so the upper left is a bit of a blur. Welcome to Turkey! Domitian Square Part of the Temple of Domitian Some more ancient ruins Along the […]

Photo Gallery: Ephesus #1

Follow us on Facebook! The photo above was made from several merged together in Photoshop. Below are some more pics of our visit to Ephesus and Kusadasi. Our cruise ship in port at Kusadasi These ruins at Ephesus are part of the Bath of Varius More ancient ruins – lots of truncated pillars Another amphitheatre – […]

An Epistle About the Ephesians

Follow us on Facebook! You may recall the New Testament book called Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. The Ephesians were the people of an ancient city called Ephesus. Today its ruins have been well excavated though new excavation continues to this day. This archaeological site is about twenty kilometres from the Turkish port city of Kusadasi. The […]

Photo Gallery: Cadiz

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional pictures of our visit to Cadiz in 2009. Hungry cats find a friend. Cats feasting atop the sea wall. That’s the Atlantic Ocean in the background. Excavation continues at the Roman theatre. The Cathedral of Cadiz The pulpit inside the cathedral. Inside the Cathedral of Cadiz. It is […]

The Cats of Cadiz

Follow us on Facebook! Cadiz, Spain was the third port of call on the trans-Atlantic cruise we took in April 2009. It lies along the coast of Spain  on the Atlantic about 150 kilometres from Gibraltar (119 km via the inland route), not quite two thirds of the way from Portugal to Gibraltar. It lies on a […]