Day 1 As you know from our previous posts, we dont like to book things on our first day arriving in a new place, especially since we flew in to Rome. Flights can be tiring and any potential delays make picking a timed entrance to a place difficult. Instead we love to wander and explore … Continue reading Rome Six Day Itinerary plus Pompeii Tips
The Impact of the Roman Empire
It's impossible to escape the history of this city. Everywhere you look it is filled with ancient sites and monuments to past glories. You can't escape the history of the Roman Empire either. The twin pillars of Western civilization merged together in the ending centuries of this two thousand year empire to form the foundations … Continue reading The Impact of the Roman Empire
Athens is Alive!
I don't understand the negativity surrounding visiting Athens. I think it stems from comparing Athens to the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, which are spectacular in their own ways as well, but are an entirely different type of vacation. Athens needs to be compared to Lisbon, Rome or dare I say it, Paris. Of … Continue reading Athens is Alive!
Women in History
Short article on the underrated women in history correcting some misconceptions and sexism.
Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?
Thoughts on the loaded term "Race" and it's implications today What does the word "Race" mean? What do we mean by race? There are clearly different skin colors and thousands of languages, cultures and human behaviors. It seems on the surface nonsense to claim that race doesn't exist. We need to dive deeper, in a scientific … Continue reading Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?