Been There Done That: Charming Korcula, and a good experience with the ship’s laundry

  DAY 6 | KORCULA ABOARD THE MV AEGEAN ODYSSEY– Another morning on my deck with coffee and croissants, this time with a view of truly charming Korcula harbor. The blue water is so clear that the harbor bottom is visible and the cream houses with orange tiled roofs are under a cloudless blue sky. The croissants and other pastries have been quite good on board, but I have found the coffee poor. I have come to …

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Sights and eats in Korcula Croatia

Sometimes the best vacation days are unplanned—just like life. We arrived this morning on the Wind Surf on the Croatian island of Korcula—a beautiful town with medieval walls that is on the sixth largest Adriatic island—nearly 20 miles long and three miles wide.  The area is known for vineyards, olives small groves and more. People here believe Marco Polo was born here, though there is no physical evidence to confirm that. I thought a friend who is …

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Venice to Croatia, Sicily and Rome in 10 days

DAY ONE – VENICE, Italy.   Where’s the music? We succumbed to the sales pitch for a gondola ride on Venice’s Canals (80 euros for the 110 euro tour, the salesman in the bright red striped shirt promised, but our gondolier didn’t sing—or talk much either. I don’t think he spoke much English. Still it was fun gliding on the narrow canals past Marco Polo’s house, Mozart’s House, the famous Bridge of Sighs (legend has it, I …

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