Today, I’ve been walking around Naxos Town, placing mnemonic images for Keats’ To Autumn around the Portara. I’m wondering if my method is as efficient as it could be.
I arrived in Athens and spent the afternoon at the Acropolis. I don’t like spending time in Athens, but the Acropolis is absolutely spectacular. I wanted to make a memory journey there, but there were herds of distracting tourists and much of the restoration is incomplete. I took many photos and plan to create an Acropolis memory journey using photos, models, paintings, floor plans, and Wikipedia.
The USA Memory Championship is fewer than two months away. I don’t think I’m going to be ready by then. Because of my hand injury, I haven’t been able to practice cards at all since December, and I’m still revising my systems for numbers.
In any case, I’m going to try to go, at least to watch the event. Read more
When I was in Greece last summer I experimented with a technique to learn languages described by Dominic O’Brien in some of his books. Here is how the technique works:
One of my favorite memory journeys is a walk through the city of Rethymno, Crete. It has 65 stages, though would have been longer if there had been time for one more visit. It took me three trips to the city just to get this far.
Here are a few highlights from the journey: