Sunday, April 11, 2010

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Last summer we took the trip of a lifetime when our family went on a cruise from Barcelona, Spain. The Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas docked in Italy, France and Spain. In Naples, Italy we found a wonderful tour guide at the dock and had him take us to Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, and Sorrento before showing us around his town - Naples. We saw cliff houses of famous celebs and views like nothing I have ever seen on the Amalfi Coast. We docked near Rome and toured Rome for a day with a guide (Frachesca with Rome Connection), which was excellent. She could park a Mercedes van in a space that seemed smaller than the van. We visited Florence by renting a car at the dock, then the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We docked not far from Nice, France and took a local bus to Monaco where we quickly lost money at the Casino and toured the Palace on the Hill. The final day we docked in Marseilles and took a city bus to Aix En Provence which was very nice. We returned to Barcelona and spent a day there after the cruise touring on an open air bus that you could hop on and off. One day in Barcelona was not enough - we vow to go back. Barcelona was an amazing city where you could easily spend weeks and not visit everything. The architecture was fabulous and Gaudi outstanding.
Putting some of my Barcelona architecture pictures into a podcast was pretty easy except I did not talk yet. I am in the process of creating review podcasts for IPC and Chemistry which is not so easy but will be good to have for students to use when they are absent or not understanding something.

1 comment:

  1. MadDog, sounds like a great trip! Creating a review podcast is a great idea. How are you going to let students and parents know they are available? It seems sometimes teacher spend a lot of time creating good resources but they are under utilized.