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28 Dec

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When in Rome…

December 28, 2014 | By |

Somehow the end is the beginning is the end. The last city we visited on our year-long honeymoon adventure was Rome… with its abundance of art, history, culture, and food. Read More

14 Dec

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The smallest country in the world, Vatican City

December 14, 2014 | By |

When in Rome… tour the Vatican! Since it is its own sovereign nation, we decided that clearly it needed its own blog entry. It may have less than 1,000 citizens, it may be just about 110 acres (comparison: NYC’s Central Park is 850 acres), and we may only have been there for 4 hours… but it definitely adds a ticker to the list of countries we visited this year. Read More

02 Dec

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A dip into Tuscan culture

December 2, 2014 | By |

In the back of our minds, over our 12 months of travel, we kept searching for a place where we might want to live. And while we both are drawn to return to a few special places, Italy’s Tuscany was the first place where everything felt… just… right. Read More

29 Nov

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Tuscan paradise

November 29, 2014 | By |

One of the most adorable things Italians say is “why not?” Do you want to join for dinner? Pause… Why not?! We started to adopt that attitude in Tuscany, and it led to a completely amazing week. Read More

26 Nov

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The Bates Motel… and our Salvation

November 26, 2014 | By |

We had a memorable (the good, bad, ugly, old, beautiful, you name it) last few days in Umbria. Thankfully, the initial experience opened up the door for us to see a few amazing places. And we were reminded that the most challenging situations are often the best opportunities we have to practice patience (we need more practice). Read More

23 Nov

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Umbria: Amidst the scent of olives

November 23, 2014 | By |

The Italian region of Umbria doesn’t buzz in the ears of tourists, but it was more than worthy of a week’s visit. Dotted with millennia-old hill towns and blanketed by olive groves, Umbria easily catches a heartstring. Read More

14 Nov

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Benvenuto a Italia! Or, 48 hours in Firenze!

November 14, 2014 | By |

I may have been dreaming about my first day in Italy for a lifetime – home of pasta, tiramisu, and damned good red wines. Our first 2 days in Italia we spent in Firenze (aka Florence to us English-speakers), which did not disappoint. Read More

27 Oct

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What Culture Shock Looks Like

October 27, 2014 | By |

The journey from India to Paris was remarkably easy. It was like Lufthansa gently scooped us up in Delhi and placed us down in Paris… the travel was so easy that we were even more shell-shocked by the transition. Read More