The Donkeys of Santorini – April 2015

And I’m finally back with a few more shots from Santorini!  Re-entry has been wonderful yet time-consuming but I’m committed to finish what I started.  So…please hang in there with me. First, the donkeys of Santorini.  They are everywhere and often found transporting people up and down the 600 plus steep stairs that start at the water and ascend into the town of Fira.  While they are absolutely adorable and the thought of riding them up from the port can be very enticing, the situation for the donkeys is very similar to… Read More

Day 370: In Search of Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail – Petra

Many of us remember the famous scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Harrison Ford and Sean Connery race through a steep, narrow canyon on horses, and burst through a sudden opening, discovering the hidden city.  I’ll never forget their first glimpse of Petra, the stone city carved deeply into the side of the red cliff. At the time, I thought it was just make believe, a brilliant part of the cinematography used to create the movie, but I was wrong.  When I realized that this unusual destination, Petra, the Capital of the Nabataean… Read More