Istanbul – First Impressions and Food

* Arrived in Istanbul on August 30th and departed September 4th. While this blog is undoubtedly written from an America-centric point of view, it doesn’t feel like a stretch to label America as the world’s current superpower. Aside from representing only a micron of the world’s population, we easily dominate the landscape in military prowess […]

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The Great Santorini

*Arrived in Santorini on August 21st and Departed on August 25th The title to this post may make you think of a second rate magic act, the act you would see if you were too cheap to buy tickets to see the Great Houdini. In fact, there is nothing second rate about the isle of […]

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Our Foray into Greece & Climbing the Acropolis

*Arrived in Athens on August 19th and Departed on August 21st Our two day trek from Italy to Greece didn’t end with the 16 hour overnight ferry experience. We still had to get from the port in Patras to Athens. The first choice we had to make was either a private bus transfer for 20 […]

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Experiencing Italy, Part 4 – Sorrento and Capri

*Arrived, Sorrento on August 14th and Departed, on August 17th A fast train, a slow train, a late train and an uncomfortable train; finally we were standing in Sorrento trying to figure out in which direction town was and how best to get there. Every train or bus station should have one of those maps […]

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Experiencing Italy, Part 3 – Rome and Naples

*Arrived, Rome on August 10th and Departed, Naples on August 14th Chris has been looking forward to Rome since the trip started. He’s fascinated by the old Roman Empire, how they were able to have so much power, rule so much of the world, and then lose it…plus Gladiator is his favorite movie. We arrived […]

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Experiencing Italy, Part 2 – Pisa and Florence

*Arrived, August 7th via Pisa and Departed, August 10th from Florence We were quite sad to leave Cinque Terre, she certainly captivated us with her beauty and charm! Next on our tour of Italy was Florence, but we had to transfer trains in Pisa, so we took the opportunity while we were there to check […]

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