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That time I got bitten

Bugs seem to like me. I’ve had bed bugs twice, and that’s when I’m sleeping right next to Ad who gets no bites at all. 97 more words

25 Before 25


What a pleasure to visit Florence which made a change from the dynamic but run-down southern Italy. We stayed at the same youth hostel that I stayed at 18 years ago as a student. 143 more words

This And That

Bay of Naples: Vesuvius and Pompeii

We caught a train down to southern Italy which was  very run down and the train station looked a bit like Pompeii. Vesuvius, however, surpassed all expectations as there is something very raw and primeval about climbing a volcano and looking into its crater. 207 more words


Wonder if the Pope takes rain checks

The Vatican will have to wait. At this point it will take a small miracle, or a change of luck, so there’s really no use looking through our bags for a fourth time. 810 more words

Story Of My Life

The First Day

The First Day of travel is always fun, did you pack everything? What if you need that? But the car is full, and that’s when I realized –  I’m not backpacking in Europe, but Canada. 804 more words