Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And Then Some News

There is some new news. We have had very positive responses to our blog feature, "Book Review Mondays." For that reason, we are expanding that feature to include reviews of two separate books each week instead of one. Beginning next Monday (August 3, 2009), you will see TWO different books reviewed. If you like this new addition to our blog, please let us know. Also, if you have a book you would like us to review, give us the name of the book and its author, and we'll try to get a review posted as quickly as possible. Be sure to visit our Bookworks website where you will find a wide variety of books all reviewed by our family of readers and writers. (Its one of the best ways to find gifts.)
Thursday’s essay is the ninth in the ten-part series about our Mediterranean cruise. It is entitled, “Mykonos & Santorini: Nothing you could expect or imagine.”

1. “Cruising is incredibly self-indulgent” (06-04-09)
2. “Barcelona and the French Riviera (Nice and Eze): Minds Stretched in New Directions” (06-11-09)
3. “Livorno, Civitavecchia, and Tuscania: So much history it boggles the mind” (06-18-09)
4. “The Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter’s, and the Colosseum - Our tour of Rome” (06-25-09)
5. “The Port of Napoli - Our tour of Pompei and our warning about Naples” (07-02-09)
6. “Piraeus & Athens: Learning so much, and yet so much to learn” (07-16-09)
7. “Istanbul, Turkey: A city that demands a return - Essay I” (07-16-09)
8. “Istanbul, Turkey: A city that demands a return - Essay II” (07-23-09)

The series will cover one additionall cruise stop in Venice. The essays offer a little history, our experiences on the excursions, as well as additional insights and observations.

Also, if you’ve stayed with us through these 9 essays, next week on the “And Then Some News” we have a surprise. But, it wouldn’t be a surprise if I let the cat out of the bag early. Check out the And Then Some News for Tuesday, August 4, 2009, for a special surprise.

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Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview

Mykonos & Santorini: Nothing you could expect or imagine!
by Richard L. Weaver II


We sailed directly from Istanbul, Turkey, to arrive in Mykonos at noon. It is one of the most famous islands in the Aegean Sea and one of the top international tourist destinations attracting thousands of visitors every year, and it is very clear why that is. Long, white, sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, an active nightlife with people dancing and drinking until morning, and a large gay community (liberal attitudes) — to me — might be insufficient alone, to attract thousands, but when you add that to beautiful landscapes, picturesque white-painted villages, hundreds of little churches, and windmills, then it becomes an island that is hard to resist.

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