Monthly Archives: March 2013

No mo’ Flickr Pro (for now)

My Flickr Pro account expired, and what I had uploaded before it expired is well over the 300MB upload limit for free members, so I won’t be able to upload photos until next month, and it will take time beyond … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 8: Florence Day 2

It’s museum day again (incorporated into a “Best of” city tour).  Today, I visit the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, and other Florentine sights with the help of CAF Tours. My morning walk to the meeting point revealed an unusual shop … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 7: Florence Half-Day 1

High speed trains are cool. After a hasty jog through the streets of Rome, two metro stations, and a train station, I was able to cool down, relax, and look at some Italian countryside.  Since I got onto the train … Continue reading

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Cookie Battle: Girl Scout Samoas vs Keebler Coconut Dreams

The Girl Scouts have held dominance over the seasonal cookie market for years.  For almost a century, these cookies have held greater anticipation than any other holiday-themed cookie, whether Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or Halloween.  The Girl Scouts are more … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 6: Rome Day 4 Eating Italy Food Tour

So far, most of these blog entries have been recounting full calendar days.  Today will be different – due to the amount of photos I want to share, I’ll just describe the last of Rome, before heading to Florence in … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Part 5: Rome Day 3

My first full day in Rome involved loads of walking, I suspect this final full day will as well.  Day 3’s breakfast made use of the half price voucher provided by my B&B, bringing the meal of a ham and … Continue reading

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Eurotrip Interlude 2: The Great Train Robbery

Or: How to Avoid Getting Robbed (or at least minimize risk) Things don’t always go perfectly. Sometimes, bad things happen. All you can do is try to prevent it from happening in the first place and prepare for what to … Continue reading

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