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Gardens of the World — France

Many gardens around the world are associated with the palatial estates of the rich and famous. France has a plethora of these palaces, so we were not surprised to find many beautiful gardens in our travels through France. For example, … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — England

England is famous for its gardens. They are everywhere. Of course, many gardens feature flowering plants because of their color and variety. Many English gardens, however, are landscape gardens, planted primarily with trees and shrubs which complement the surrounding environment. … Continue reading

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Gardens of the World — Netherlands

One of my wife’s favorite gardens are found in Lisse, Netherlands, not far from Amsterdam. Holland, of course, is famous for its spring bulbs, including tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, etc. Thus, springtime is the best time to visit the Keukenhof Gardens. … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Gary? #281

This new series is a throwback to the game, “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?” I will give a brief description of a place, including its latitude and longitude and several “interesting” facts about the location. I will … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Impressions 2

Looking back at our Italy and Croatia adventure, there are a few other observations that can be made regarding the destinations that we visited. Italy — Italy is just as dirty as we remembered it. Considering how popular it is … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Impressions 1

Now that we are back, it is time to think back and discuss impressions that characterized our Italy and Croatia trip. Since we were covering, for the most part, new territory here, there are many first-time observations which can be … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Day 17

Arrivederci Italia! Today is our final full day on our Italy and Croatia journey. We spent the better part of the day exploring the many attractions in Verona. What a great city! There are so┬ámany sights, from so many eras. … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Day 16

Leaving Zagreb was bittersweet. It was a truly enjoyable city, but we need to complete our journey and get to the last destination on our Italy and Croatia trip, Verona, Italy. On our last evening here, we had an incredible … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Day 15

We explored Zagreb today, our last day in this interesting capital city on our Italy and Croatia adventure. We did my walking tour (available for purchase on this website for just $1.49) but in reverse since we chose to take … Continue reading

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Italy and Croatia 2014 — Day 14

On to the next stop on our whirlwind tour of Italy and Croatia. Today we headed north toward Zagreb, the capital and largest city in Croatia. On the way we stopped for several hours at Plitvice Lakes National Park, a … Continue reading

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