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Our last day in Roma

Our last day inĀ  Rome–time to see everything we possibly could. Which meant another early wake-up call so that we could beat the crowds to the ticket booths. First order of business though–pack up and ckeck out. The nice people … Continue reading

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Day 5 – sheep in a park and green brains on the road

Off we go again – back to Rome via the high-speed train. In the station, I caught sight of this sign, and took a bet with myself that it would translate into something important. It did. According to Google Translate, … Continue reading

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Day and night over Florence

Our first plan of action today, after a bite to eat and some coffee at the hotel (I’ve learned to like cappuchino, because black coffee is atrocious here), was to catch a bus and ride up to the Piazzale Michelangelo, … Continue reading

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Day 3 – our foray into Florence

This morning found us at the train station, luggage in hand, waiting for the high-speed train that would take us to Florence–or “Firenze”, which is what it’s called by the Italians. It was a nice, quiet ride–truly fast, but not … Continue reading

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Out and about in Rome–Day 2 of our adventure

Today being Sunday, it was primary in our minds to find a church. It being Rome, we figured you couldn’t throw a stone without hitting a Catholic church. Well, true enough–but if you’re in the wrong place, that church may … Continue reading

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Marble butts, fig leaves, and a subway fistfight–our first full day in Rome

We got up relatively early and took the train (Metro) to Vatican City. Along the way, I re-learned what I’d already known from other trips–there is no such thing as “personal space” in Europe. Especially on public transit. If you’re … Continue reading

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Beer at breakfast, wine at dinner: on our way to Italy

Okay–so flying transatlantic is better than swimming it–but only just. I love traveling, but I never look forward to long flights; my tailbone (and now my legs) gets put out by the long sitting time. I swear, the airlines should … Continue reading

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