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Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

A review of the Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port in Marseille, France on the trip Perusing the Persian Gulf. Highlights Fantastic views of Marseille’s port. Fresh and simple Mediterranean dining. Fun and lively retro décor. Diverse function rooms for formal and casual events. Background The city of Marseille is one of the most historic cities … Continue reading Experience: Hotel la Résidence du Vieux-Port, France

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Mendoza in a Day

Tornado Tour of South America – Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil A day exploring the vineyards around Chacras de Coria and the squares of Mendoza. The capital of the province of the same name, Mendoza, is a popular stop on the road from Buenos Aires to Santiago. Tourists come to visit the vineyards … Continue reading Mendoza in a Day



Atlas North: A Tour through Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria A morning in Dusseldorf exploring some tourist sights including on a long layover. Dusseldorf, a German state capital sits right on the Rhine River and is famous for its international business, finance, carnival, fine arts, beer, and cartwheeling. Yes, cartwheeling. Apparently this dates back to … Continue reading Dusseldorf

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Istanbul in a Day

Four Countries in 2 Weeks: Turkey, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India Exploring Istanbul in a day to see the main sights including the Byzantine Hippodrome, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkitpa Palace, the Basilica Cistern and a Bosphorous Cruise. Checking off Turkey, country 54, on the tour! There is a reason why Istanbul is the second … Continue reading Istanbul in a Day