Travel

Greece=Garbage

Having determined that the order of Germany is just far too anal-retentive for a proper vacation, I decided to get back to the chaotic ways I had grown accustomed to in my travels.  Since I had originally planned to meet an acquaintance in Istanbul, but plans changed when he was unable to make it and I chose to […]

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München ist stumpf

Alright, so you are getting ONE single update about Munich for two reasons:  1.)  I am keeping with German tradition of being efficient and 2.)  I am pretty sure I dislike Germany….intensely….and the food sucks…..and the language is the ugliest most guttural, hawking a loogie sounding POS I have ever heard.  The fact that I have relatives that are German […]

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Rome in a Day (and-a-half)

Before leaving Firenze this morning, I walked over to my favorite café for my last ciambella and a latte…”no ciambellas,” the barista said as I walked in (I guess I have been going there often huh?).  So, I made do with a chocolate croissant (or brioche, as they call it) and a latte, then went back to the […]

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This is Medici’s House, beeeeyotch!

I think that the area of Tuscany should be renamed Medici – after all this is the family that pretty much owned the whole countryside up until the mid-18th century.  Originally a family who began in the textile trade and founded what is still the world’s oldest operating bank in 1472, the Medici’s rose from being common citizens to […]

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Statue of David

I was a good little bunny and booked my tickets in advance to see the Statue of David, which happens to be today.  I am glad that I made reservations, because the line to get in is now two hours long, just too see ONE statue.  However, he is quite massive, exquisite and grandiose, yet […]

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Cathedrale of Stupidity

I apologize in advance because I am still on a dumbass kick.  Rather it has metastasized into a rant proportionate to the number of churches I visit – because each time I am in one, I see more and more people do the most idiotic, somewhat (okay, mostly) disrespectful, STUPID crap.  It really doesn’t matter to me what place of […]

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Now who’s the dumb ass?

First off – I am a dumbass for having eaten so much at dinner last night.  I had fresh crab linguine and then chocolate “treats” aka big fat piece of chocolate cake and 2 glasses of red wine.  I am not sure of the alcohol content of the wine, but by the time I got back to the hotel, […]

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Galileo Galilaaaame

I decided to check out the Galileo museum yesterday.  It seemed like quite a good idea when I embarked upon the afternoon since I am on a church and art museum strike.  To begin the tour of the museum, you step into a room that houses a giant astrological clock that “Galileo built” in the 16th century and was […]

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Cinque Terre

After being a lazy sack of s**t yesterday, I got up early for a day trip to Cinque Terre – 7am to be exact.  This is the earliest I have had to be up since I arrived in Europe and it sucked arse!  I was grateful for the two-and-a-half hour bus ride there so that I could sleep […]

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OUCH!

I woke up at Noon today, after leaving Claudio in the dust at 3:30am to get back to my hotel – I told you I don’t like champagne!  I chugged down water while eating an apple, some bread, and my new favorite….squeezey tube of pate before I trekked my hungover butt to Pizzale Michelangelo (which […]

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Art Walk Tuesdays

Today I started out with breakfast at a little place down the street from my hotel.  I have to say that the Italians cannot make a croissant quite as good as the French – more butter is needed I think. However, they do load them up with custard, which does make them just as fattening and equally delicious.  Then I […]

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