Travel

Opera for One

Last night, I was able to attend the Opera at St. Mark’s Church.  St. Mark’s is one of the few Anglican churches in Florence – maybe in Italy – it is the first and only one I have seen since I have been here, come to think of it.  Anyway, for the past 8 years, they have been performing […]

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Chianti!

Yesterday, I woke up with a smile on because my room did not smell like death in a garbage can, only to have it turn into a bit of a frown when I started to take a shower and had no hot water.  I seemed to be cursed with hotel issues on this trip, in general.  […]

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Mangiare Qui

The intention of returning to Florence was to enjoy the food, the wonderful people, and take some time off from moving around so much to savor one of places, that I found I am most fond of, during my adventures.  Now that I have also taken a break from art museums, my focus has shifted to finding food that […]

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Turno Numero Due!

Originally, the rough sketch of my travel route included a stop in Vienna and then Bern after my quick stay in Venice.  However, seeing as how I am getting really honest with myself on this little excursion (and consequently you, or sometimes TMI, who knows), I had to tell myself that I really don’t care about Austria or Switzerland.  […]

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The Day to Pay

The Symphony last night was lovely – rather the String Quartet decked out in authentic 19th Century garb.  (I was able to sneak a few pictures during the performance, so you can check them out too).  The music was lovely and when the concert was over I strolled over to St. Mark’s Plaza where I found other […]

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The Sinking City

I woke up this morning feeling a bit more rested and content to complete the remainder of my journey.  I am sure you can tell I am getting tired because a.) I keep bitching about it and b.) I am posting less frequently due to Ms. Poopy Pants Writer’s Block.  Due to my travel exhaustion, I was contemplating skipping […]

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Lago Iseo

Again I am going to start out with a confession – WTF is Italy doing to me?!  Going to church, giving confessions, crying….this place is magical I tell you!  Actually, for the first two days I decided that Lake Iseo sucked arse, mostly because it rained non-stop during that time.  This little sunshine kitty does not like cloudy days and […]

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The Last Supper or BUST!

I have to start out today’s post with a confession of sorts (seeing as how I am in the land of oober religious crap and all).  The last few days have worn me down.  I had been moving so much through the first half of my trip, sitting for several days in Santorini was both […]

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Pet Instructions

My mom and stepdad decided to take a little vacation for the weekend down to Miami.  She asked one of the neighbors to watch my animals, which made me a bit nervous.  Ever since Missy died, I have been a bit on the high anxiety side when it comes to taking care of Ginnie and Bun.  I felt […]

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Santorini avec George

As if the free wine all day wasn’t trouble enough, I found a little jazz club in Fira on Wednesday evening. There were no live bands (since the season here is wrapping up), but they did play some good older jazz ballads and the bar was full of locals celebrating the recent rioting in Athens.  I joined […]

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Nea Kameni

Yesterday I took a boat tour to the youngest volcanic landforms in the eastern Mediterranean, Nea Kameni.  It is an active volcanic center, with rock features that date back about 400+ years, the most recent eruption happened in 1950.  It is a rarity in the world because it is uninhabited, which makes it ideal for studying geological phenomenon. The island group […]

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Geia sas apó ti̱n Santoríni̱

After a peaceful evening of listening to bad French music and karaoke, at the hotel outside of Athens, I awoke with renewed excitement to continue my travels through Greece.  In the midst of the cold rain, I jumped into a taxi back to the Athens airport.  Thankfully, there were no delays or strikes, so I arrived in Santorini about […]

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Acropolis or bust!

The adventure of finding my way into Athens yesterday wore me out and I did not wake up until almost 10am.  I stumbled down to get breakfast and lots of coffee before venturing out to view the Acropolis today.  The citizens are calling for more strikes on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, thus I figured I better go see what […]

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