Monthly Archives: July 2012

Florence (Day Two) and Lethargy in Lucca

Whoever invented Tuscany was a genius. Whoever invented the bicycle was a genius too. The two together make for a pretty groovy combination. On my second full day in Florence I took an all-day bike tour through the Chianti region … Continue reading

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A-see-si and Florence (Day One)

I’m convinced that in my bloodstream now flows some sort of concoction of olive oil, mozzarella, chunky marinara and chianti. I’m, as they say, “eating my way” through Italy. After Rome, I was drained of energy to the point of … Continue reading

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The Eat-ternal City

My guidebook describes Rome as a city that “Rather than bowing to its tourists, nods its head in recognition of them and marches on its way.” That statement got me pretty jacked. I was ready for a city to be … Continue reading

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Israel Is Real

Disclosure: My previous blog posts have consisted of two days of travel or less each. This post accounts for my stay in Israel in it’s entirety – four days. I was a little too consumed with inhaling “falafel in pita” … Continue reading

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The School of Hard Naxos

Life is slow on the Greek islands (at least while the sun is up). I’m convinced that there’s some type of magical magnetic field one enters into on the Greek islands where the second hand of the clock simply ticks … Continue reading

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Soaking in Santorini

A 13 hour sleep seems to take care of jet lag just fine. Friday was my first full day in Santorini, and island of Greece where clouds, sadness, and the word “ugly” are banned. My hostel was in Perissa, a … Continue reading

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Hectic in Heathrow

I arrived in London from Chicago at 10:30 p.m.ish and had about 8 hours to kill before my next flight at 6:30 a.m. I tried to snag some Z’s in the terminal I was in, but soon discovered that tile … Continue reading

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