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May 29, 2006 - Siena, Italy

Our next stop was thanks to Kiyo's cousin's recommendation, Mariko told us that we need to stop in Siena for the shopping. So I was pretty excited. We managed to get a hostel without reservations, it seemed that this place wasn't as tourist filled as our last two stops. Although the guy from the hostel was really rude on the phone, the hostel was nice and only 12 euro. We went into town that night.. all the shops were closed but that didn't stop Kiyomi from stopping at every window we passed. There were a few piazzas with statues and a...

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Mar 11, 2005 - Tuscany Cycling Day 5

Today began with a dream-like descent out of Montalcino, our fastest 15 km. yet. At the bottom of the valley is the 12th-Century Romanesque Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, a good spot to rest before we began our long ascent up to Castiglione d'Orcia. The 9-km. climb was long, but the grade was low enough to keep even me satisfied. We stopped near the top for a snack of bread and cheese while enjoying the views of the countryside. Just past Castiglione we stopped at Bagno Vignoni, a beautiful hot-spring pool built by the Medici. The ride to Pienza,...

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Italy, Spring 2005



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