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Pompeii pt. 2

February 26, 2012

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The weather was gorgeous this time around in the once ash covered city. After a night of re-exploring the town and enjoying a delicious dinner of gnocchi pasta I was ready to once again make an attempt on the ruins. With an early start I was able to avoid the crowds that swarm upon Pompeii […]

Hakuna Matata

February 23, 2012

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I’ve really enjoyed my time here in Italy but the end is creeping closer everyday. My last official day in Italy is March 28th, however I have a 12 hour+ detour in Dublin and I’m hoping that’s enough time to sneak out and check out a pub or two before I’m whisked to the plane. […]

This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time

February 5, 2012

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I am one of the biggest football nuts around. A die-hard Chicago Bear fan and when at home often am seen wearing some sort of Bears apparel. I quote stats from players all over the league and am usually up to date with every single last move the franchise is making. Yes I am happy […]

Travelers vs Tourists

February 3, 2012

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It seems like whenever I talk to someone about my plans to backpack around the world their immediate response is to tell me how lucky I am. I suppose I am lucky to not be tied down with any commitments, no relationship with a girl or a job with a high salary that I can’t […]

Pompei pt. 1

February 2, 2012

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I’ve been told by many people, my Dad included, that Pompei was their favorite part of Italy. After hearing this from several people I made a note of adding it to my short list of places to visit. I actually was able to visit the town with my Mom and Dad. They were excited to […]

Alberobello

February 1, 2012

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I’ve been staying in San Vito, Italy since early January. The arrival here went smooth enough and it’s been a very enjoyable visit. The people have been beyond friendly and while a language barrier exists it isn’t as debilitating as one might thing. A simple effort to use some local words can go a long […]