Page 3 of Ron Darold Travel Blog Posts


Europe » Italy » Veneto » Venice May 14th 2008

Geo: 45.4345, 12.3384Dubrovnik to Split by Bus, a boat (Blue Line special again) to Ancona then a train to Venice made a long day on May 12th. We overnighted on the Blue Line once again, lucking into the 52 Euro online special for a 1st class cabin. I can't imagine staying in the lower class cabins or sleeping in the open area on the uncomfortable seats. We arrive in late in the day on the 13th tired from almost 2 days of travel to arrive here! It is well worth it! Venice is such an unique and intriguing place.... read more

Europe » Croatia » Dalmatia » Dubrovnik May 11th 2008

Geo: 42.6537, 18.0948After a gruelling 4 and a half hour bus ride with no air conditioning we arrive at the picturesque city of Dubrovnik. A trip to the oldest walled city in Europe (circa 14th century) is a highlight.... read more

Europe » Croatia May 4th 2008

Geo: 43.38, 16.55A nice resort, a wonderful setting and an island steeped in history.... read more

Europe » Italy » Marche » Ancona May 3rd 2008

Geo: 43.6158, 13.5189We found an incredible online special for an overnight 1st class room on a Blue Line ship - only 52 Euro one way for both of us!... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Volterra May 1st 2008

Geo: 43.4014, 10.8611What a breathtaking setting! A 15th Century walled town perched on a mountain that overlooks vineyards and the Tuscany countryside.... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence April 27th 2008

Geo: 43.7687, 11.2569We catch an 11 am train that takes us to Florence via Milano, Italy. The Cruise Line disembarking with Costa Classica is one of the least painful ones that I have every experienced. And Florence is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is absolutely filled with incredible art. Standing in front of "David" was worth the entire trip here!... read more

Europe » Italy April 27th 2008

Geo: 44.3111, 8.47725Another day at sea before we arrive at Savona to disembark from our 11 day cruise. We can glimpse the Alps in the distance as we sail along the coast of Spain, France and Italy.... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia April 25th 2008

Geo: 36.7197, -4.42003After a day at Sea we arrive in Malaga early in the morning. What a phenomenal place. Another place that we must return to. From the port we can see a Medieval fort on a mountain. Below it is the ruins of an Arab fort with a Roman Amphitheatre being restored next to it. From the top of the fort you can see a bull fight ring and several cathedrals in this ancient city.... read more

Europe » Portugal April 23rd 2008

Geo: 32.6448, -16.9097What a great island! We must come back to ride the toboggan down the streets if nothing else!... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » Tenerife April 22nd 2008

Geo: 28.2893, -16.5557A beautiful day, a beautiful island and a walk about Santa Cruz. Loved the Public art everywhere!... read more




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