“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen, polar explorer, led the the first expedition proven to reach the North Pole in 1926. His definition of adventure rang true after I hiked Samaria National Park Gorge in Crete last September. My bad planning, that turned a “walk in the park” to an adventure,… Continue reading Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!
While listening to a mandolin player in a village square, touring a vineyard outside of Meteora, and tasting Greek wine in Athens my writer’s brain conjured experiences into figurative language . . . again. Simile is a comparison of two things using the word "as" or "like". (Agile Mandolin Musician) The mandolin player was as… Continue reading Greece Meets Figurative Language 102
Winding through Cretan mountains, exploring ancient Mycenae, feasting on local fare my writer’s mind transcribed images into figurative language. Hyperbole is an outrageous exaggeration to make a point. (GPS Map image of Cretan roads) “In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp left. In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp right. In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp left.… Continue reading Greece Meets Figurative Language 101
Always open for ideas to reduce the baggage I carry while traveling, I Googled “Packing Tips” and tried three of the bazillion suggestions. Here are the packing tips I tested. They failed miserably. Pack off these packing tips! Bulkiest Items “Wear your bulkiest items on the plane. Layering also helps.” Wearing my bulkiest items might… Continue reading Travel Travails: Pack Off These Packing Tips!
The “what ifs” bullied their way into my carry on bag expanding it to a steamer trunk that needed checking and a porter. In my past journeys, these “what ifs” won the packing battle. Medical What Ifs: What if my glasses break? (I bought a glass repair kit.) What if I lose my glasses? (I… Continue reading Travel Travails: The What Ifs