Florence

Comes with a Mini Kitchen

I’d always heard the north of Italy was different from the south. I didn’t appreciate that until the day I stepped off the train at the Florence station. So far … Continue Reading →

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Painting in Herculaneum

Sun Bathing by a Volcano

The seats on the Circumvesuviana hadn’t gotten any softer nor the ride smoother. The volcano’s ominous view once again filled the windows, seemingly proud of the devastation it inflicted nearly … Continue Reading →


Roman legionary

Gladiators Taking a Cigarette Break

The Colosseum was within walking distance of our hotel so we hoofed it in spite of the pouring rain. As it did the day before, that big round decaying thing took … Continue Reading →


Bus Tour in Rome

Boom! It’s Rome

Of all my childhood toys, the most fascinating was a top. As it spun on the hardwood floor I’d study the tiny, plastic enclosed clown that barely moved amidst the … Continue Reading →


DoubleDecker

Lights, Camera, Action!

We stepped foot on Kensington High Street and the action slapped me across the face, as if an English director had just yelled “Action!” followed by a brilliantly choreographed performance. … Continue Reading →