Europe Trip 2010 – Lost in Venetian Allure (Day 27)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Venetian Highlights: Murano Island – Known for their glass-work (look to go into a glass factory area for free) St. Michele’s Cemetery Island – No more room on the island for the dead unless it was reserved looong ago Rialto Bridge Mercato – Fresh fruit and veggie market San Marcos – [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – The Grand Canal in Venizia (Day 26)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Now it seems like I don’t do anything but blog! But that’s not all true. I have arrived in Venice, Italy. Because I had read some about the city before arriving, I knew what not to expect (as well as to do what I normally do…which is to expect nothing) and [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Daytrip in Florence (Day 26)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Okay, back again, this time on a different train. I spent the last 5 hours in Florence wandering the streets and bought more souvenirs now than I did when I was here on the tour haha. I got off the train, confused as to where to go as usual, and found [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Leaving Italy (Day 26)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 It’s a strange feeling, leaving a place. Even though I can rely on the fact that many times change can come to me easily and I just go along with it without being too emotional or distressed, it always makes me contemplate more…reflect more. Learn more I guess. And in some [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Monterchi & Italian Bowling (Day 24/25)

Monday, March 29, 2010 Yesterday (Monday, March 28th) was such a fun filled day. We all woke up early (we wake up early every morning whether we like it or not because the kids are up and chattering by 6 or 7am every morning) and all went out to Monterchi for the morning. It’s not [...]

Update on the Europe Update

I’m sorry it’s been a while! The best times to write things down always tended to be on the road and not when I actually had internet at my disposal lol (those times were used to upload photos and then get some much needed sleep!). As it is, for those receiving this in their email [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – HelpX in Fonaco, Italy (Day 19)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Saturday marked my first HelpX experience. I got on a train from Perusia to Arezzo and hoped for good things while expecting nothing. You can’t be disappointed if you expect nothing (for the most part at least). I had my Chacos on and wanted to change to tennis shoes, but some [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – Perugia, Italy (Day 17/18)

Sunday, March 21, 2010 Let’s start off with, “Perugia was amazing.” Not in a sense where I’d never want to leave, but it’s so unique (haha like every place I seem to have visited so far). I arrived mid-afternoon on the train near an old man who kept trying to talk to me in Italian. [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – EuroRail to Perugia (Day 15)

Friday, March 19, 2010 Today marks my first day on the EuroRail train network. I had ordered my 2 month continuous EuroRail pass before leaving for Europe upon a friend’s recommendation, and I’m glad that I did. It cost $1167 total for the Youth pass and I can now take any train in the network [...]

Europe Trip 2010 – When in Rome (Day 14)

Thursday, March 18, 2010 Ciao! It is the end of my Contiki tour and I am both relieved/happy and stressed/sad at the same time. All of the early wake-up calls and pre-planned events trying to coordinate with 37 other people is finally over and I can now do whatever I want. But most of my [...]