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Italy Trip...Day 18

A lazy morning spent in Brugges, everybody doing there own thing as the holiday started to wind down, we had some very bad news that our dog sadly had to be put to sleep, very sad indeed…after we had got our heads in the right place again (dog owners will understand) a spot of breakfast in a cafe that we stumbled upon from a past trip to Brugges, that perked us up a bit, especially the lovely freshly squeezed orange juice…back to the bikes and finished loading up before setting off for Ypres or Leper as its now known. 208 more words

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Piiiizzzzzaaaaa

How do they do that?! The pizza is somehow juicy without being oily, cheesy without being greasy, and crispy and chewy at the same time. Perfect salt balanced with fruit of the tomatoes (do they steam them first to soften them up or does the heat of the oven do that?), the melty tang of the cheese, and the warm drizzle of olive oil. 223 more words

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Biglietti

In life, there are a lot of unwritten rules, ranging from “don’t run across the pitcher’s mound” to “be careful what you say to the boss” to “don’t hug snarling dogs”. 484 more words

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The Splugen Pass on a Triumph Thunderbird.

A little bit of video of the Splugen Pass travelling from Italy to Switzerland, excuse the lift music, I just couldn’t be doing with YouTube’s copyrighting issues…

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Naples: Archeological museum and pizza

On Monday, we rode the Italo train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale in order to visit the archeology museum and its collection of Pompeiian artifacts, and to have a pizza margherita in the very city where they were invented. 564 more words

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All roads lead to ... Rome

We spent two nights in Rome, to visit the Coliseum, Forum, Pantheon, and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museum. We walked from Roma Termini station to our hotel right in the downtown area, about 2 blocks from the Coliseum, which was great for seeing the major sights, but which is a very touristy area. 629 more words

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Siena to Rome

To get to Rome, we rode the bus from Siena back to Florence, and then took a train. In retrospect, it would have probably been easier to ride a bus from Siena directly to Rome, but then we would not have had the impressive experience of being on a bus diverted from the main four-lane highway (due to some mysterious police reason) into the tiny almost single-lane country streets and bridges just outside of Florence. 219 more words

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