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Getting ready for a rest...

To make sure we arrived at our Christmas work-stay fresh, energetic and ready for labour we smashed out a few sightseeing days in Rome, exhausting ourselves walking for miles looking at awesome fancy old stuff. 732 more words

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What did we do in December again? Southern Italy

It’s time to catch up, so here are some facts to cover our trip from Bari to Rome…
– If you ride 80km NW from Bari, then get persuaded to go Matera (if an Italian host tells you you must visit somewhere back the way you came, you ride back the next day the way you came) you will pass a lot of signs for Bari with distressingly low distances. 625 more words

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Uber

Originally posted on August 12th, 2015.

On the way to LAX this morning, my Uber driver was this very lively Eastern European fellow. He was telling me all about his wife of 40 years, his 4 children, his daughter’s recent marriage – the whole nine yards. 84 more words

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Day Six, the Final Full Day.

Originally posted June 1st, 2015.

The exhaustion continues and vacation mode wears off, leaving the true veneer of the city, and the taste of cigarettes in your mouth wafts after meals. 341 more words

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Day Five.

Originally posted May 31st, 2015.

Completely exhausted. The birds here sound completely different than the ones in California.

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Day Four.

Originally posted on May 29th, 2015.

Nothing can top the news from earlier today, so I have sort of a general, sinking feeling sort of observation, here on this Day of Four. 400 more words

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Three Days In, Three Days Out

Originally posted May 28th, 2015.

Much like the lull midway in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I enjoyed a comfortable period of about three days where leisurely strolls through the casino were marked mostly by sight of the regulars and bar patrons, cigarette in one hand and alcohol in the other. 150 more words

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