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Sailing the Saronic Islands of Greece with MedSailors: An Epic Adventure on the Jackpot

In Europe, Greece, Travel by KatelynLeave a Comment

Visiting Greece has always been a dream. It’s rich in history, art, and olive oil. I’ve dreamed of riding a donkey up the steep hills of Santorini amongst the white houses with their bright blue roofs for years. I pictured the markets filled with octopus and fish awaiting an old Greek woman to barter with the fisherman for her family …

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A is for Athens (Greece)

In Europe, Greece, Travel by Katelyn1 Comment

As I exited the airport I was immediately hit with a wave of intense heat and humidity. The arrival entrance of the Athens International Airport was pure chaos. People were milling around looking for their loved ones, sprinting to the departing bus or wheeling their metals carts with towers of teetering luggage bags. My eyes were searching for the hidden …

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Exploring the Ancient City of Pompeii

In Europe, Italy, Travel by Katelyn5 Comments

I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Venice, saw some of the world’s best Renaissance art in Florence, pretended I was in Under the Tuscan Sun, and explored the ancient ruins of the Colosseum and Palatine, but my absolute favorite part of my trip to Italy was walking through Pompeii. Pompeii is located near the seaside city of Naples about 150 …

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The Highlights of Rome, Italy

In Europe, Italy, Travel, Vatican by KatelynLeave a Comment

Rome in January is beautiful. Coming from cold Venice to “warmish” Florence and now to sunny and 60 degrees was a welcomed relief. AND we rode the train down from Florence to Rome in first class! Our professors didn’t reserve us seats on the train ride from Venice to Florence so I kept getting kicked out of my seat during …