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Big Fin(n)ish

May 31 – Raleigh, North Carolina I had intended to write up one final post on Helsinki before we left, but here it is almost two days since we touched down in Raleigh and I’m just now getting around to … Continue reading

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Rain

May 27 – Helsinki With only one more day left on our journey, I have to say we’ve been extraordinarily fortunate with weather.  I counted up the rainy days I’ve seen in the now-almost-five weeks I’ve been traveling and barely … Continue reading

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Serendipity

May 25 – Tallinn Yesterday we threw down for an all-day tour of some historical sights outside of the city proper.  We went with this small outfit Gina found online, ESTadventures, and had a great time.  The tour (and company) … Continue reading

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Olde meets new

May 23 – Tallinn After a long travel day–trains from Riomaggiore to La Spezia to Milan to the airport; flight to Tallinn; taxi to hostel–Gina and I arrived at around 10:00pm.  Not that you’d notice.  At this latitude, the sun … Continue reading

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Of sticks and stickers

May 18 – Vernazza & Portovenere Remember that post I wrote about how important it is to roll with the punches when traveling?  Well, I have an addendum to that bit of wisdom, or maybe caveat is the better term. … Continue reading

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Did we mention the food?

This being Italy and all, we expected to take full advantage of the abundance of good eats.  As she noted in an earlier post, Gina already sampled the local specialty, pesto, which was very fresh (and very bright green!)

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Arrival, redux

May 15 – Riomaggiore We’ve already spent one night in our spacious digs here in the Cinque Terre.  The apartment we rented for the week is amazing with the original 15th century timbers exposed on the ceiling and all new … Continue reading

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Moving on

May 11 – Rome One of the most important things when traveling, maybe the most important, is being able to adapt to situations as they develop.  The proverbial doo-doo does occasionally happen (see entry on herd-following), and if you can … Continue reading

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The lap of luxury

May 9 – Dubrovnik If you’ve been reading this far then you know the Bob-only portion of this trip is happening on a smaller budget than the Bob-and-Gina portion.  That’s by design as much as necessity.  Staying in hostels affords … Continue reading

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Scooter time

May 6 – Korcula island (Happy anniversary Mom & Dad!) I haven’t ridden a motorized two-wheeled vehicle in many years, but Yanni and I had talked about renting scooters on Korcula and so we decided to go for it.  The … Continue reading

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