Everyday Epiphany, Health, Travel

Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Zone: The Mental Paralysis Side Effect

“Sometimes an unwanted adventure is thrust upon you. Make the most of it.” Anita Borgo (after she finally commanded Alexa to switch off the TV). A little over a month ago I eagerly anticipated our three week Italian vacation- a week each in Rome, Sicily, and Amalfi.  Then the Coronavirus headlines emerged.  My thoughts went… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Zone: The Mental Paralysis Side Effect

humor, Travel

Little Adventure: Down The Travel Insurance Rabbit Hole

“Some adventures linger. Others loiter. A few do both.” Anita Borgo  My 13K hike through the Samaria Gorge National Park in Crete did both. See the post about the journey https://afewchoicewordsbyanita.com/2019/11/20/big-adventure-hiking-the-gorge-in-samaria-national-park-is-not-a-walk-in-the-park/ and also see the other post about locating a doctor due to the trek. https://afewchoicewordsbyanita.com/2020/01/22/little-adventure-locating-a-doctor-in-crete/ After checking the “hike the gorge” and “locate a doctor… Continue reading Little Adventure: Down The Travel Insurance Rabbit Hole

humor, Outdoors, Travel

Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

“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!

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Greece Meets Figurative Language 102

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

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Greece Meets Figurative Language 101

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