My Cultural Visit to Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba on a cultural, person to person trip. I have traveled around the world and each place has been an amazing experience, but this may be the best yet. It was definitely a step back in time to the 1950’s. The streets of Cuba are filled with vintage cars … [Read more...]

Archeological Sites in Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo, Peru

On our way to Lima we stopped in Trujillo. Trujillo, is located in northwestern Peru, on the Pacific Ocean.  A guide met us at the ship to take us to tour Chan Chan and some other important archaeological sites in the area.  Chan Chan is the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America and a UNESCO … [Read more...]

A Day in Odessa, Ukraine

Odessa Ukraine

In 2008, I sailed up the Black Sea from Istanbul to Odessa, Ukraine stopping in Bulgaria and Romania on the way.  When you arrive in the harbor in Odessa you must walk up 192 Potemkin Steps to reach the city gate.  The Potempkin Steps were built between 1837-1841 by the Italian architect Boffo and … [Read more...]