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Sep 17, 2017 - Week Two

Alright so last week was interesting. This past week I obviously had class but I also had stuff I had to get done. Me and haley had to get our permits turned in so we could stay in Italy legally. I also had some friends I had to catch up with this week, just to make sure they were doing well. I hadn't talked to them at all over the summer so I wanted to make sure. I had to get together with our landlord so we could get some thing worked out, like the broken toilet flusher and other small things. We also needed to give him proof of education...

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Sep 7, 2017 - Change of Set up

Hey guys so it appears as though I have lost my Day 3 and 4 blog, so I am going to chaneg the way this is written. Instead of doing it day by day I will started by doing it week by week so I don't forget to update or don't forget to save what I updated. Alright so to recap: this last week was the first day of classes for us. They all went relatively well I do although already have favorites and least favorites for my classes/teachers. My favorite class as many of you know with be my Bodies and Burials class. For those who don't know what...

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Sep 5, 2017 - Day 1 and 2

The first day of school went well seeing as I only had one class, my senior capstone. I though while i arrived to the classroom how many new students I saw just on the first day. I only recognized 1 of the hundreds of faces around me. According to my professor we have 95 new students and 22 new graduate students. That is alot of people walking up and down those stairs. It was so crowded that I had to stop in the corner just to get by. Anyway about my first class: there are only three of us in the class, although there should be four but...

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Sep 3, 2017 - School TIME

So for those who were following my Pisa trip, I totally forgot to update on my last day there so I can do that now: My last day at Pisa was fast. We stayed till lunch then were set free to do as we pleased. As a group we had lunch and said our good-byes. Before lunch there was a lot of picture taking with people saying good-bye to their skeletons and all. I got a good picture with Augustus and me. I miss seeing his bony face. I still keep in touch with the people at the University and plan to visit them again while in school. August was...

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Aug 30, 2017 - Roman Holiday

Our accommodation in Rome is perfect for what we want! We are at Apartamentos Piazza Navona Corner where we have a fully equipped two-bedroom apartment with a tiny kitchen on the top floor of a building on Via di Santa Maria dell'Anima. This is a funky, patio-restaurant lined narrow street that parallels Piazza Navona and our building borders the Piazza. Unfortunately, we don't actually have a window that looks out on either the Piazza or the very active street; we look into a narrow courtyard on the inside but, like I said, it serves very...

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Italy - Finally!

Jul 28, 2017 - Day 1

Departing Bangkok after midnight, we arrived 10.5 hours later early that same morning in Rome at Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. The flight was uneventful aboard a new A350-900 which was very comfortable. Very little sleep. The Satellite terminal of Leonardo Da Vinci airport is modern and stylish. Even the toilets had that Italian Designer Chic cool. Stewart was amused by the toilet cubicle doors that had automatic opening doors. After clearing immigration, getting a thumbs up from the officer, a few moments later we had our bags. After changing...

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Jul 11, 2017 - My Great Great Grandfather's Storefront

My family found the address of my Great Great Grandfather's store in Rome. He and his family made and sold leather goods such as bound books, belts, picture frames and handbags. Notice the 78B street number above my head. It is now a scarf/clothing store in a very busy and thriving area of Rome. Lastly...we traveled home today and just arrived back to DC. Hate to admit it but we were all craving McDonalds after all that amazing Italian food. I am taking down some french fries now!

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Italy 2017

Jul 9, 2017 - Day 7 and 8 Rome

Day 7: Took the train from Florence to Rome. Then visited the Vatican and saw the Pope's home. Day 8: Walked around Rome and had a good lunch on the terrace of our hotel. Then went to a nice dinner in the city. Lastly ended the day wth some delicious gelato.

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Italy 2017

Jun 28, 2017 - Day 3...When in Rome....

What an amazing day in Rome! We started the morning with the most incredible breakfast spread ever courtesy of our cute little B&B in downtown Rome. First stop...tour of the Vatican museums culminating with the Sistine Chapel...breathtaking. Evening walk around the streets of Rome, by the Pantheon, and steetside dinner at Virginiae restaurant. :) Last stop...Colosseum at night...beat the crowds...it was the way to go. Tomorrow...on to Indonesia!

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Jun 13, 2017 - Italy tours...Rome/Pisa and Provence (Toulon) Marseille, France

Our apologies for being so tardy with our trip journal. Just completed 4 very full days of touring, taking in shows on board and visiting g with our dining table friends. We had a very picturesque visit to Rome, taking in the Colleseum along with a 5 hr. complete city coach tour. Absolutely beautiful churches, ruins, shops etc. We must say we were a bit disappointed in the lack of care in the city. A tremendous amount of litter everywhere and graffiti covering every possible building, sidewalks, rooftops etc. Apparently Rome elected a new...

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Jun 12, 2017 - THE ROMAN PEACE

That was a poor sleep. The a/c was not very strong last night. Up c 0600, making the mistake of saying Lou could use the facilities first. He took longer than most women to get ready. We were the first down at brekkie. The coffee machine was dispensing wrong orders but not a big problem. Had enough before heading toward the Ara Pacis Museum before 0900. Headed down the Spanish Steps to the Via della Croce. Stopped at the Basilica Dei SS Ambrogio e Carlo to fill the time before the museum opened. I had been in it last year. Little seems to...

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Jun 11, 2017 - ANCIENT TIMES

Probably a decent sleep, finally rising by 0545. Tended to the computer to get yesterday's brief day up on the new blog site. The pix seem quite small but it will have to do for this trip. After ablutions, the wait until 0730 brekkie, each of us dealing with stuff. Will wear shorts today for the Colosseum and Forum tours and switch to long pants for the Vatican tour manana. I haven't got knee length shorts with me and would still feel that is a bit disrespectful in any event. Not much sense of the group yet. Stan from Chicago may be a bit...

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