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December 26, 2018

France: Nîmes

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The Roman Arena of Nîmes is still used for bullfights and other public events.

The Roman Colony of Nemausus was founded at the site of present day commune of Nîmes in southern France sometime before 28 BC. It became a regional capital in an important area of the Roman Empire. At its peak Nemausus was home to 50,000–60,000 people. (more…)

December 5, 2018

Germany: Trier

The Prince-Elector’s Palace in Trier

Near the vineyard-covered red sandstone hills of the Mosel Valley is the city of Trier. Trier is located at the extreme edge of west-central Germany. It’s close to the border; Luxembourg is only a few miles away. Usually we come to wine country for the wine. But in this case it is history that brought is to the region. (more…)

December 3, 2018

Germany: Aachen

The town hall or rathaus in Aachen Germany

Aachen is the westernmost city in Germany. The historic commune is located near the German borders with Belgium and the Netherlands, roughly 61 kilometers to the south and west of Cologne. It is possible to visit Aachen as a day trip from a base in Cologne but we decided to stay in the town for two nights. There’s much to see in the area and in the city. (more…)

January 1, 2013

Spain: Segovia

El Acueducto in Segovia

El Acueducto in Segovia

In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve always liked the sound of the name “Segovia”.  “Se-go-vi-a” rolls off the tongue with a pleasing velvety smoothness.  The agreeable (more…)

December 2, 2012

Spain: Tower of Hercules

Tower of Hercules in A Coruña Spain

Tower of Hercules in A Coruña Spain

The pictures on the Internet looked cool.  And Wikipedia’s description of the Tower of Hercules made us want to visit even more.  Torre de Hércules, as the Tower of Hercules is known in Galician, is an ancient Roman lighthouse located on a peninsula near A Coruña in the northwest of Spain.  This we had to see.


Spain: Lugo

The Roman Walls of Lugo

The Roman Walls of Lugo

On the way from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela we stopped in Lugo to see the walls.  Though we can stare at walls pretty much anywhere, Lugo’s walls aren’t just any walls.


August 16, 2012

Turkey: Aphrodisias

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The Bouleuterion (Council House) in Aphrodisias (panorama)

“If Afrodisias were closer to the sea or İstanbul it would clearly be one of Turkey’s most-visited attractions.”

–Lonely Planet Turkey, 12th Edition


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