Tag Archives: Italy

Rail Travel in Europe

I get a kick out of train rides. We’re really missing out in the U.S., I can tell you. Some of us have ridden the Amtrak trains – I have on four occasions for somewhat lengthy trips and once more … Continue reading

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What to Expect from Coffee in Europe

First, I’ll put this up top this time: check out the summer’s collection of posts on the main 2017 travel page. — At the Athens airport, I had a long layover. Seven hours, actually. The duration of this stopover wasn’t … Continue reading

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Traffic, and what it says about your city and its people

There’s a lot you can tell about a city by observing its traffic patterns and the habits of pedestrians on the street. In New York, for instance, the people are moving quickly – the vehicles as well. The walkers and … Continue reading

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Detour Traveling (in Rome, Italy)

There’s something to be said for one’s seeing the most famous and therefore important sites and buildings in a city. On a first trip to a new city, I often participate in some amount of this sort of tourism. However, … Continue reading

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Arrival: Roma, Italia

Berlin to Roma. What a difference. From German to Italian (the former of which I understand maybe 15% of, the latter of which only 2-3%). From 77 F / 25 C and rain or overcast skies to 90 F / … Continue reading

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