Archives for November 2013



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Spectacular Rome: Trevi Fountain, The Vatican


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Florence, Oh David!


Getting to Florence to see The David has been a big priority item on my bucket list and I must say the real deal did not disappoint! … [Read more...]

Ms. Gadget loses iPhone


Today my iPhone didn't make it back home with me. I'm pretty sure it must have fallen out when I was putting something into my bag. It had a pink label on the outside with this website address. If you are reading this you can contact me by email, or … [Read more...]

Milan, The Last Supper

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

We have finally entered the rainy portion of our journey but we still managed to walk around Milan for 7 hours seeing the sites. We visited the Duomo, and one of the first shopping malls, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which was constructed between … [Read more...]

B&B: Antica Riva, Venice


Yet another great find! Our chic little bed and breakfast is perfect. Adriano met us and showed us around the apartment which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a great and well-stocked kitchen and tasteful furnishings.He also provided us with … [Read more...]

Venice. Magical!


Arriving in Venice by water taxi from the airport in the late afternoon with the sun breaking through an overcast sky was a perfect way to arrive in this breathtakingly magical place.     … [Read more...]

Castelbuono & olive farm

Hedevig & Tonino's country house near Castelbuono, Sicily

  It's one thing to be a tourist, on the outside looking in, it's quite another to have the type of experience we had with Hedvig who graciously spent the afternoon and evening showing us the mountain community of Castelbuono and their … [Read more...]

Lotus Apartments, Palermo Sicily


After a great experience with our first Airbnb rental in Barcelona, we were delighted with the Lotus Apartment in Palermo and our lovely host, Hedvig. Hedvig and her husband, Tonino, met us with their car at the train and gave us a lift to the … [Read more...]

Hustle, honk, thonk!

Palermo apt, via Padre Congemi

Welcome to Palermo! Within minutes of stepping outside the secure baggage area we were approached by a young man who promised us a ride directly to our apartment at a bargain price of 45 Euros, and, he boasted "by an English speaking driver," no … [Read more...]