Days of Gratitude – Thursday 31 May


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Grateful for discovering Gaudi today – who knew architecture could be so interesting?

20120530 Gaudi

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 29 May


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You know you are in a very organised and civilised place when these appear regularly on street corners and, in fact, are often sign posted “defibrillateur 90m ->”.

This was in Monaco; our last port of call on our cruise, and made me grateful for all the differences that we have experienced so far in our travels (I don’t think these would last 3 seconds on the street in Naples …) but also the similarities (people have been friendly and helpful everywhere we have been).

20120529 Defibrillateur monaco

Days of Gratitude – Monday 28 May


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We were in Rome today.  We had a relaxed morning with no real plans in the morning and were grateful for that flexibility when it started to rain.  As we got wetter we thought about what nearby shelter we could find and turned a few corners to enter the Pantheon.  Despite the big hole in the roof we were grateful for the shelter provided by this ancient structure!

20120528 pantheon shelter

Days of Gratitude – Sunday 27 May


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Grateful for all the hard work Simon has put into planning our honeymoon.  Today was Pisa and he had booked us in the climb the tower.  A fabulous way to see the tower (and also grateful that my hair looks pretty good in this photo).

20120527 leaning tower of pisa climb

Days of Gratitude – Saturday 26 May


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Grateful I didn’t have to and hopefully never will have to drive in Naples.  Simon and I started a fun game of trying to spot an undented car.  We called it a draw with neither of us managing the feat.

20120526 dented cars Naples

Days of Gratitude – Thursday 24 May


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Grateful for finding a lovely little restaurant to have Moussaka (Simon’s seafood plate seen top left).  Tasted just like the one that I order from the Greek place around the corner so now I can relive being in Greece while still at home by enjoying genuine moussaka.

0120524 moussaka in Mykonos

Days of Gratitude – Tuesday 22 May


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Grateful we decided to do a guided tour of Ephasus and particularly the Terrace Houses.  If you are ever in the area it is worth a look!

20120521 guided tour of Ephesus

Days of Gratitude – Monday 21 May


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Grateful for almost every sign in Athens and its surrounds being in English as well as Greek – made it very easy to get around.  Apparently these signs and the good train system from the Port were all because of the Olympics in Athens in 2004.

20120520 signs in english in Athens