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Homeward Bound

October 7, 2015

Hello there – we have missed you! Feels like we are back talking to old friends again. Speaking of which, we saw lots of family and friends over the last month+. That has helped with our gradual ease back into reality. Having loved ones around again, sharing stories of our year and theirs while we… View Article

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When In Rome…..

August 18, 2015

Ciao from Rome! We had a great time here so of course the blog is long – sorry about that! Hope you enjoy….. Overview of Aug 1 – 15 We spent these first two weeks of August in Rome, during Italy’s summer holiday period. There were some restaurants and shops closed but many remained open…. View Article

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Amalfi Coast

August 3, 2015

Ciao from Southern Italy – our Italian adventure continues! Our Eurail Pass got us business class train tickets on the highspeed train from Florence to Salerno – so cool, classy and peaceful! Salerno was another port city that gave us a short-lived, but bad first impression. As we made our way from the train station to… View Article

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Under The Tuscan Sun

July 27, 2015

  Florence (Firenze) – Ciao from the beautiful Tuscan Region of Italy! Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, July 24 We loved our first apartment in Florence (Firenze); especially the air conditioning! While the location was not very central to the centre, we were able to walk there within 20 minutes. A walk doesn’t usually bother us… View Article

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Cinque Terre

July 16, 2015

Ciao! Bongiorno!   We hope you are having a little reprieve from the heatwave. Looks like we will be in the high 30′s for the next while. :0 Please enjoy our tour of the Cinque Terre….we loved it! The Cinque Terre is a string of five coastal towns along the Italian Riviera between Pisa and Genoa…. View Article

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Now, That’s Italian!

July 9, 2015

Hello from Italy – our home for the next six weeks! We have waited a long time to visit here again.   July 1-5 – Venice Venice (or Venezi in Italian) was our first stop on our tour of Italy. Venice is in northeastern part of the country, spanning on a group of 118 small islands, separated by… View Article

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Rolling on the River

July 3, 2015

Hello! We are very happy to share our Danube River cruise adventure with you! The post is long (sorry!) but it was very hard to cram 13 days, 11 cities and 5 countries into one post. Plus I had a few technical difficulties which caused a wee delay. In an effort to save time, I… View Article

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It’s All Greek To Me

June 18, 2015

Thessaloniki, Greece We re-entered the Schengen region without a hiccup – hello Greece! Thessaloniki is a commercial port and is the second-largest city in Greece with a population of 1.1 million. It was named after Thessaloniki, half sister of Alexander the Great. It is here that the Apostle Paul first brought the message of Christianity (50 A.D.). Thessaloniki is… View Article

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Zagreb, Croatia

June 11, 2015

  Hello from Zagreb, our final destination in Croatia. We are really going to miss this country!   Friday, June 5 – Thursday, June 11 Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Croatia with a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of… View Article

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Zadar and Opatija, Croatia

June 4, 2015

Hello and welcome back to more Croatia! This country is just full of non-stop beauty!!   Sunday, May 24 – Saturday, May 30: We arrived by bus to a small village outside of Zadar and our next home for a week, in a nice ‘balcony with a view’ apartment. We weren’t actually in Zadar, but… View Article