Corfu Fortress

Corfu, Greece The small island of Corfu, Greece was protected by two fortresses, one at each end of the island. The Old Fortress, pictured above, was built by the Venetians and completed in 1545. Thought for the Day: Fate has terrible power. You cannot escape it by wealth or war. No fort will keep it … Continue reading Corfu Fortress

Greek Alphabet

I had always thought Greek was a "dead language"; i.e. not spoken, but its letters used in mathmatics and college fraternity names. A recent visit to Greece told me I was wrong. The language is still very much alive, assuming this sign says, "Keep Out". As they say, "It's all Greek to me." Thought for … Continue reading Greek Alphabet

Corfu, Greece

Kudos to Corfu for providing a fabulous first impression. This is what I saw from the balcony of our stateroom on the Viking Sky. This scenic Greek island provided many photo ops, which will be shown in future blog posts. Thought for the Day: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. … Continue reading Corfu, Greece

Resting on Your Laurels

Kalmia Latifolia A common plant found in the Great Smoky Mountains is the Mountain Laurel. Its bright white flowers contrasting with glossy green leaves create a festive atmosphere in the spring. In ancient Greece; a "laureate" was crowned with a laurel wreath as a sign of victory and status. Today's Nobel Laureates are also honored … Continue reading Resting on Your Laurels