Tag Archives: History

We All Have Tribal Roots

If you go back in history, we all come from some sort of nomadic group that dared to migrate and populate the various parts of the world. If you look around the world, there are still obvious tribal influences in … Continue reading

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The Agora of Athens

Obviously the highlight of any visit to Athens, Greece, probably starts with the Acropolis, but there is so much more to see in this wonderful city. For us, our second favorite location was the Agora of Athens with the Temple … Continue reading

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Making Sense of a Complex World

Since the beginning of mankind, we have all struggled to make sense of the world around us. It is in our human nature to try and make order out of the chaos that is our world. It is as true … Continue reading

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Exploring the Roman Forum

Located adjacent to the Colosseum are the ruins of the Roman Forum. As with many other ancient ruins, when walking the grounds of the Roman Forum, one can’t help but imagine all of the individuals who influenced the history of the world … Continue reading

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Kilkenny Castle, Ireland

During our trip to Ireland, we really enjoyed visiting Kilkenny Castle in the quaint city of Kilkenny. Construction began on the castle in the twelfth century and it is truly a magnificent residence. You are able to take a self-guided tour … Continue reading

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Two Thousand Years of History in Single Monument

We saw a wide variety of interesting monuments, fountains, and statues during our recent time in Europe. Of particular interest was a monument in Koblenz, Germany, that depicts 2000 years of the city’s history in a single fountain/monument called Historiensäule. Each … Continue reading

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We Have Arrived in Italy

This is our last trip of our extended stay here in Europe and we have every intention of making the most of it.  We arrived in Florence late Saturday night and awoke to a gorgeous day.  We have a lot … Continue reading

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Soggy Weekend in Paris, France

We were determined not to let the weather dampen our spirits as we ventured back to the city of love for a quick weekend trip. Although it was definitely a rainy weekend, we enjoyed our trip as much as if the … Continue reading

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Humanity Triumphs in the End

Throughout history, people have found new and different ways to inflict pain and suffering on one another. Unfortunately, we have seen too many of these throughout our lifetime, but at the same time, we have seen the very best of … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition

When traveling, you often see a contrasts between the old and the new living side-by-side. It can be as simple as a satellite dish on an building that is hundreds of years old or as complex as historic building surrounded by modern … Continue reading

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