News from the Abyss

Monday, June 6, 2016
The abyss of wonderful, wonderful vacation, that is.

We returned this weekend from a 2.5 week European cruise vacation, where we saw things, ate things, drank things, and laughed and laughed. News of note:

1. The cities we visited were: Venice, Italy; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Mykonos, Greece; Athens, Greece; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Pisa, Italy; Provence, France; Barcelona, Spain; and Gerona, Spain. We sailed on Norwegian Cruise Line's Spirit, and then stayed over in Barcelona for a few days after debarkation.

2. All of these cities were amazing, but you can't beat Mykonos for vacation atmosphere, or Rome for history. Having said that, my favorite place was still Gerona, as the city seemed to just suit me, somehow.

3. Visiting all these places taught us that we need to return to both Italy and the former Yugoslavia for destination vacations. SO MUCH TO SEE, SO LITTLE TIME.

4. We now have a recipe for Limoncello and we intend to use it. No good can come of this.

5. Vacationing with compatible traveling companions whom I love increases the pleasure of a trip tenfold. This is a non-linear increase, I've found, with an accelerating curve based on how much I like being around my companions.

6. Everything tastes better with good Olive Oil on it.

7. I took 823 pictures, some of which are even worth looking at. Once I pare them down I may share some here.

8. Our air travel could not have gone more smoothly. Customs, TSA, luggage - it all went off without a hitch. ::knock on wood::

9. BEST VACATION EVER. Part of that was the fact that I'd never been any of the places we visited, but much of it had to do with the company. Eleven other people made it for either the entire trip or a portion of it, and their presence enriched my experience so much.

10. I can't wait until the next time - Baltic capitals, anyone?

2 comments:

Anne C. said...

"Everything tastes better with good Olive Oil on it." YES.

<3 <3 <3
Love your company, babe.
<3 <3 <3

Unknown said...

Yes to the olive oil. We buy the most expensive we can afford!