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Italy, Iceland, Sweden… Living the Life!

I’m exhausted.   It’s like a cross between a “good tired” and burnout. I know what you’re thinking. Stop your whining, so many people would LOVE to have your life! After all, I just came back from three quite amazing places. Italy, Iceland, and Sweden and that’s like a vacation, right? Sigh…   I get […]

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Unexpected Treasure in Italy

Writing about Europe from Europe… And loving it This is the first time that I am writing a blog post on a train, my new friend Jools who writes a great blog about train travel, will be proud of me I’m sure. I’m on my way to Salzburg after visiting some amazing places in Innsbruck, […]

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Lovers Lock Legend, on the Ponte Vecchio in Florence

According to local legend in Florence, if you and your lover attach a lock to the gate surrounding the bust of famed goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini, and throw the key into the Arno river below, your love will be eternal. No one knows where the practice originated, but now there are several places all […]

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Snowy rooftops | The view from the top of the Cathedral in Florence, Italy

I’ve been waiting a while now to post this photo of the vista seen from the top of the dome of the Cathedral in Florence. It seems like I attract snowy conditions wherever I go (like last Friday in Washington D.C.), and for the first time in nearly a quarter century, snow had fallen in […]

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Inside the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, Italy

So many churches and cathedrals in Europe are mind numbingly beautiful. The Duomo or Cathedral of Florence is no exception. In my opinion, the exterior of the building is one of the most breathtaking structures created by man. However, the austere interior of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore left me rather disappointed. Don’t get me […]

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Snow Covered Bicycles in Florence, Italy

This is an image I thought I’d never take. Snow covered bicycles in Florance. Just the thought of it makes me cringe a little bit. It’s a photo that has been taken ad nauseum over the course of time. I’m sure at some point I even promised myself that I would not, under any circumstance, […]

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The Corner of Via del Sole and Via delle Belle Donne in Florence, Italy

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a lousy sense of direction. Sometimes I think I need a GPS just to find my kitchen but that appears to change when I travel. It seems that somehow I can find my way around easier when I’m in an unfamiliar place than when I’m at […]

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Opera at the Loggia del Mercato Nuovo in Florence, Italy -part 2

The scene of the opera singer in a medieval robe was quite surreal as I mentioned in part One of this 2 part series. The night was cold and my feet were tired from another 20 km walk from earlier in the day yet I was captivated by the sights and sounds of the moment […]

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