The Living Journey


A Quintessential World Experience

This week, nine residents of The World experienced a hugely entertaining and enlightening adventure with a behind-the-scenes tour of the largest aquarium in Europe, Oceanogràfic in Valencia, Spain.
 
The magnificent home of Oceanografic
 
The building,

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Posted by DBK
July 11, 2018

Exploring Wine Country in Cartagena, Spain

Because of its strategic location and safe harbor, Cartagena has been a major seaport throughout history, being occupied by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, and Barbary Coast pirates. Today the population is about 220,000 and the city, along with the rest of Spain,

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Posted by Mary P.
June 27, 2018

The Blue City of Chefchaouen, Morocco

The Blue City of Chefchaouen, Morocco
 
A pleasing blend of Moroccan and Andalusian influences, the Blue City of Chefchaouen is nestled in the Rif Mountains about two hours south of Tangier. Named for the brilliant hue adorning most of its buildings (originally chosen by Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition),

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Posted by Rich E.
June 19, 2018

A “Muy Caliente” Day in Cabo Frio, Brazil

Early in the morning, we weighed anchor and headed back in the direction of Rio de Janeiro to Cabo Frio, a resort community of about 200,000. This town is less than 100 miles from Rio and is a mecca for those who want to escape the big city for the beach.

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Posted by Mary P.
April 17, 2018

Búzios, Brazil: Endless Outdoorsy Pursuits

Búzios, Brazil, is a Brazilian resort set on an ocean peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro, known as an upscale vacation destination with numerous beaches
 
A sleepy fishing village propelled into the spotlight by a vacationing Brigitte Bardot,

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Posted by Rich E.
April 11, 2018

Eat Local: Oasis (Churrascaria), São Conrado, Brazil

When we sat down at the Oasis restaurant, São Conrado, Brazil, we were immediately presented with a number of snacks and meat accompaniments, the first being some Portuguese empanadas filled with cheese
 
On our afternoon visit to the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of São Conrado,

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Posted by Rich E.
April 3, 2018

Back on the Ship in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

We had an uneventful but long journey to Rio. The time difference to California was 5 hours, now 4 since the US changed to Daylight Savings time. Not too challenging for jetlag, but still present.
We arrived and were shocked by the difference from our last visit in Rio two years ago. 

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Posted by Mary P.
March 21, 2018

Eat Local: Luke, New Orleans, Louisiana

Pâté Of Louisiana Rabbit & Chicken Livers, perfumed with truffles, country bread croutons, Luke, New Orleans, Louisiana
 
After a morning walk of more than 10,000 steps in the French Quarter, we then headed off to eat brunch at Luke (restaurant),

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Posted by Rich E.
March 14, 2018