Monthly Archives: December 2009

Amore

I know Rhys has covered our previous destinations in Italy already, but I wanted to step back for a moment in time and provide my thoughts on them, mostly Roma, before moving on to Venice. Before this trip, I was … Continue reading

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Renaissance Man

Florence was the city I was least impressed with on my first visit.  This time, as an older and more mature person, I appreciated it a lot more.  What makes this revelation bittersweet was that we only had one REAL … Continue reading

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Genesis of Modern Civilization

Day II of our Rome experience took us to what is arguably the most famous ancient ruin on the entire planet.  Needless to say, we were excited and set out early. Our first stop was a small collection of ruins … Continue reading

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So Much Past Inside My Present

Being back in Italy again is a strange feeling; one I’m sure Indi knows all to well from being in Japan after so many years.  For those unaware, I spent 10 days on a quick guided tour of Italy back … Continue reading

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Rhys’ New Foods List – November

11/1 – Takoyaki:  Bits of octopus fried in doughy balls with MOLTEN insides.  Tasted a bit like extra-rubbery shrimp.  Not a fan. 11/2 – French Fry Chips, Udon:  The french fry-shaped-and-flavored chips were bizarrely accurate, and salty.  Liked ’em, as … Continue reading

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Japan Redux

You may (or may not) have noticed that almost all of the Japan blogs were written by Rhys; this was intentional, as his eyes were new for Japan, so I felt he would be able to write more interesting blogs. … Continue reading

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Kyoto and Leaving Home Again

Our last day on the Shinkansen took us to Kyoto.  We spent the day touring various temples, seeing a dry rock garden, and looking at the magnificent colors of the leaves.  Kyoto is known for the red maple trees of … Continue reading

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