Monthly Archives: May 2011

For Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day I wanted to share some pictures of the American Cemetery in Florence, Italy.  I visited the cemetery last summer and I was very pleased to see how well it was maintained.  The Italians gave America … Continue reading

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Living next door to history

I am continually surprised at how old everything is in Italy, and I don’t just mean the buildings of Rome and Florence.  In almost every town around here there are tons of old buildings and churches, some are well-kept and … Continue reading

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Books I’m Reading: My Life in France

During my Spring Funk I spent a lot of time curled up with a giant cup of tea making my way through a large stack of virtual books on my kindle.  All of the books were interesting, but a few … Continue reading

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Stuff I Find in Airports: French Macarons

Even though I have never actually been to France (the closest I have come is several trips through the Paris airport), that does not stop me from having very distinct images of French food and pastries.  I imagine them both … Continue reading

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Djibouti

Last week I spent several days in the African nation of Djibouti.  Unfortunately, I didnt get many chances to break out my camera on this trip, but I have plenty of pictures from my 2010 trip to Djibouti, so lets … Continue reading

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The Morning After

I woke up this morning feeling like I had just been fished out of a gutter somewhere.  My head hurt, my ankles were so swollen I looked like I was wearing sausages as leg warmers, and I wasn’t sure if … Continue reading

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Stuff I Find in Airports: Chips

I found these chips in the Paris airport (no, I was not going to Paris 😦    ).  Does the flavor Bolognaise exist outside of Europe? I assume the flavor they were going for is the flavor of the Italian … Continue reading

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