Carpe Diem: Eurotrip 2016

The Day Venice Kicked Our Asses

Venice was eventful if nothing else. I had been to Venice before, so this was one place where I kind of knew what to expect. Having been to the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany, I now realized that Italy is not one of my favorite European destinations. It's hot, touristy, and you always have to… Continue reading The Day Venice Kicked Our Asses

Carpe Diem: Eurotrip 2016

The Day We Ate in Three Countries

Alright, I'm typing this on my phone, because we have no time on the bus today, and therefore need to improvise a bit. Breakfast was good at the German hotel. They had lots of bread goods, German sausages, prosciutto and cheese, cereal, and other stuff. The croissant I grabbed at the last minute was one… Continue reading The Day We Ate in Three Countries

Globetrotting Adventure 2012

Seven People on an Uncomfortable Gondola Ride

There is no place on earth like Venice. When we exited the train station, Auntie Stacey asked me "Are you ready?" I responded with "Ready for what?" But she didn't have to answer. We walked outside and immediately I knew what she meant. We stood at the edge of a canal lined with old stone… Continue reading Seven People on an Uncomfortable Gondola Ride

Globetrotting Adventure 2012

The Day Memere’s Purse Came in Handy

We took a train from Rome to Florence to do a bit of sightseeing on our way to Venice. Florence was gorgeous. This was the type of old city that you think of when someone says "Tuscany." Old stone buildings, bridges over canals, people buying stuff in the street. It didn't hurt that it was… Continue reading The Day Memere’s Purse Came in Handy