Entries by mckernan

Mayan ruins of the Yucatán Peninsula UNESCO sites

Palenque, Edzná, Uxmal, Kabah and Chichén Itzá  Mayan ruins featured on our ‘must see’ list. My husband’s fascination for archaeology, the cradles of civilisation and UNESCO heritage listed sites were rekindled by our recent adventure in Greece, its ruins and antiquities. So when a visit to family in California eventuated, there was no question about […]

Mexico City foodie and anthropologists’ dream destination

Mexico City-Ciudad de Méjico At Mexico City International Airport otherwise known as Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, Catalina, the Mexican representative of our Australian travel agent, Eclipse Travel, greeted us warmly. “Bienvenidos –Welcome to Mexico City. Is this your first trip to Mexico?” We replied no, but we were nevertheless really excited to be back and […]

Adriatic Cruise Croatia and the Greek Isles

 Primosten Croatia, Dubrovnik Croatia, Corfu Greece, Nydri Greece, Katakolon Greece, Monemvassia Greece, Piraeus ( Athens) Greece Croatia: We awoke to a beautiful day on the first day of our Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. With restrained enthusiasm , we set to shore as soon as the first tender was available. Primošten in Croatia, is a small town […]

Eastern Mediterranean Cruise from Venice to the Greek Isles

Venice, Croatia and numerous Greek Isles – from the Adriatic to the Aegean Sea on the Seabourn Odyssey  Long before Rick Stein released his TV series and cookbook ‘From Venice to Istanbul’, my husband and I have discussed a similar travel itinerary. We’ve always wanted to check out the Byzantine route from Venice either by […]

Santa Fe to Grand Canyon South Rim

Last leg- Santa Fe, Flagstaff, South Rim Grand Canyon and Sedona. It wasn’t a good day to drive anywhere, especially down to New Mexico. At Cortez, we could see dark clouds on the horizon and rain was a certainty. So instead of taking US-160E and US 84-E as planned, we took the advice from the […]