Archive for December, 2008

From Nothing to Something – 2008 In Review

What a year it has been!  Who knew I would join Flickr, FriendFeed, Twitter, start using Google Reader and start a blog all within the last 5 months.  I never thought I’d join Twitter, EVER, let alone start a blog, yet through these new tools, I have physically and virtually met some new amazing people. […]

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Back from Europe and Happy New Year!

Really quick, I wanted to inform everyone that I am back from Europe and getting back into the grove of everyday life.  I’m was actually back at work today, but tomorrow I am taking off and enjoying the New Year celebrations. I’m hoping to start posting as usual again in the next few days, so […]

Final Day in Italy

December 28 – Final Day in Florence Up at 8:30 this morning, I finished packing, had breakfast, checked out and headed over to the Uffizi museum for my 10am entry time. Upon arrival, the line was even worst today then it was previously. I stood where I was suppose to (the only person there when […]

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Another Day in Florence

December 27 – Florence Day Two Up at 9am again, I headed out the door with the intention to visit the Uffizi Gallery today. I had heard lines could get extremely long, but after walking right into the Galleria dell’ Accademia I assumed it wasn’t going to be as bad as I’d heard. Well, I […]

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Around Florence

December 26 – A Lazy Day in Florence With a wake up call at 9:00am, I headed down to the lobby for breakfast at 9:45. When I got there, the owner of the place, which was the same guy that checked me in (he seems to always be here), had one table still set but […]

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Merry Christmas from Firenze

December 25 – Roma to Firenze Well, it’s Christmas and it was another travel day for me. Knowing most things were going to be closed, today was intentionally setup as a travel day. I decided there was no point in waking up particularly early, so I slept in until 10:30am and asked for a late […]

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Christmas Eve in Rome

December 24 – All Around Rome and Back Again I think I walked the entire city of Rome today…and then some. Out the door of the hotel a little late, I first stopped at the Spanish Steps. Though I’ve walked up and down them almost every day so far, I had yet to stop and […]

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The Ancient City

December 23 – Rome Day Two During breakfast, I decided I’d make a stop at the train station, buy my ticket for my trip to Florence in a few days and then make my way to the Colosseum and surrounding ancient goodies. The only hard plan was that I wanted to catch the Colosseum during […]

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To the Vatican and Beyond

December 22 – Rome Day One Today I had a prescheduled tour of the Necropolis at 10:45am. According to the email I received upon booking the tour, I could not be a minute late and must pick up my pass 10 minutes before or I would not be allowed on the tour. So, I made […]

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Barcelona to Rome

December 21 – Traveling again Once again, I packed my bags up and checked out of yet another hotel. Jeff’s flight was 30 minutes before mine, so he left the hotel a bit earlier. I found my way to the bus to get me to the airport. Upon arrival at about 9:30am, the international terminal […]

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The 92 Olympics followed by a Kilimanjaro

December 20 – Barcelona Day Three This morning, Jeff and I wanted to get some laundry done. I preferred having a it done by a service so we wouldn’t have to sit around waiting for it, but the hotel’s prices were ridiculous and we couldn’t find another place near by. With that, we ended up […]

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Barcelona is all about Antoni Gaudi

December 19 – The Antoni Gaudi Tour During past trips, I’ve typically taken the time to take a step back and look at the places I visit. I haven’t done much of that yet, so I thought I would do that before jumping into what I did today. First off, I am extremely impressed with […]

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