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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 20: A Pilgrimage to Ancient Delphi

Follow with me in the footsteps of countless pilgrims to the sacred site of Delphi, spiritual center of the ancient Greek world and home of the famous oracle. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 19: Farewell to Naxos Island

Take a last ramble around the lovely island of Naxos with Thor and me, as we vow to return to this blissful home of Ariadne and Dionysos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 18: Naxos, Tracking the Wild Kouros

After being welcomed by the spirits of Ariadne and Dionysos to their blissful island, Thor and I set off to find the giant Kouros statues abandoned in the countryside near ancient marble quarries. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 17: A Voyage to Naxos, Home of Dionysos

Following the voyage of mythical Ariadne, we ply the “wine-dark sea” to the island of Naxos, where she met and married Dionysos, god of wine and ecstatic revelry. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 16: Farewell to Santorini

Join us in one more stroll along the caldera-edge walkway for last glimpses of this spectacular volcanic Greek island. And after a peek at artifacts of the ancient Hellenic settlement of Thera, a ferry ride! NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 10: Ancient and Medieval Artifacts

The hulking, fortified city walls and buildings of Medieval Rhodes shelter fragile remnants of ancient Greece, still hauntingly evocative after thousands of years. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 3: Ancient Gods & Goddesses

Note: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. I recently returned from a fabulous 3-week return trip there, to research additional settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 1

Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. Life always seemed to intervene. So Thor and I decided to celebrate our ten-year anniversary … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Greek Travels, Part 11: Dolphins and Island-Hopping

This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading

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