Category Archives: Travel

Villa Borghese Park in Rome

If you have read any of my previous posts you know that when I visit a large touristy city I always like to seek out a nice Park-Villa Borghese is my choice in Rome. I visit a park when I … Continue reading

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They have good food in Italy.

When I am in Italy of course I love to check out the art, the museums and the ruins but my second favourite thing to do is to eat. I am a foodie after all. The great thing about Italian … Continue reading

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Wash day in Italy

After our full day yesterday we planned on taking it easy this morning and washing some clothes. I proceeded to figure out the washing machine. I should have paid more attention when our host showed me how to use it, … Continue reading

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Cowichan Bay a cittaslow community – part 2

Maybe other baby-boomers can relate to this. There comes a time in your life when you know you’re probably not going to sky dive or climb Mount Everest but you still can enjoy the outdoors; o.k. maybe skydiving is still … Continue reading

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Cowichan Bay a cittaslow community – part 1

Have you ever found a gem of a place, close to home, that previously you never knew existed? That’s what I found last week on a visit to Cowichan Bay BC …cittaslow the first slow city in North America. This … Continue reading

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Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Cathedral

On Monday Oct. 15th, 2012 we had a big day Visiting Vatican City. For some reason God must have thought that we needed to be cleansed before entering the Vatican museum as he released a torrent of rain upon us. … Continue reading

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Wandering around Rome

After the flea market and resting up a bit back at the apartment we headed into Rome on the bus 170. We intended to get off at Piazza Venezia but the bus was so crowded that we could not see … Continue reading

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Porta Portese Flea Market in Trastevere and my 2 Euro coat

On Sunday Oct. 14th we headed down the street to check out the Porta Portese flea market. I had read about this market but had no idea that it would be so close to us until my home exchange hosts … Continue reading

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Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere and mass at the basilica.

On our third evening (Saturday, Oct. 13th) we made it to Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere and as luck would have it we were just in time for Saturday evening mass at the basilica. This is one of the oldest … Continue reading

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Getting settled in to the rhythm of Trastevere…and the breakdown of our tram

The first couple of days we just got settled in and recuperated a bit from our long trip and explored our area in Trastevere. There was a modern grocery store called Simply and we got the basics like tea and … Continue reading

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