The Vatican [Day 9]

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Happy 4th of July! … Except for another tourist at a souvenir shop later this afternoon, nobody around us “knows” that it’s 4th of July … after all we are in Italy, not the US! It is hot today, and … Read More

Santa Croce & Finishing Up Florence [Day 7]

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We’re back for more sightseeing in Florence, and after yesterday’s power walk we’ll be taking easier today! Rick Steve’s travel guide has a back entrance listed for the church Santa Croce (Holy Cross) and it’s literally right outside our apartment’s … Read More

Our Pisa & Lucca Adventure [Day 6]

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We’re going on a day-trip excursion today, leaving Firenze in the morning (after walking across town from the apartment to the train station) and get to Pisa within an hour’s ride. From there, we stroll through the city, across the … Read More

Exploring More of Vernazza [Day 4]

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Monday morning wakes us up with delivery guys smashing bottles as part of their job (?) and the first load of tourists is walking down towards the water. But everyone got a good night’s sleep, and after meeting up with … Read More

Zurich or Bust [Day 2]

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After breakfast, Nils and Priscilla join us at the hotel and we’re all heading out to explore Zurich. It’s looking like it’ll be your typical summer day – warm, sunny, with rain showers (and possibly more) to come later! Walking … Read More

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