Category Archives: 2011 Trip

Which door takes me home?

My office in Raleigh, June 7 Okay, I’ve been delinquent in getting the rest of the photos up… everything’s here now! Including my very special photo collection of cool doors I noticed in all of our travels. I’m not quite … Continue reading

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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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Scary trains…

Look closely at the train number on our tickets from La Spezia to Milan (to get our flight to Tallinn)… it’s the Devil Train!

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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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A classic scene

When I saw this out the window of our apartment, I tried my best to capture it with our little point-and-shoot camera… There are still real people who live here, but for how much longer… who knows? Enjoy it while … Continue reading

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Portovenere, our last big stop
in the Cinque Terre

Portovenere, Italy 5/18 [with extra-huge slideshow at the end!] Our day trip to Portovenere, south of Riomaggiore, started with a ferry ride from the rugged boat landing between the harbor and the “beach” (place by the surf covered with small … 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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Exploring Vernazza

Vernazza, Italy 5/17 A panorama of Vernazza from the Torre After my leisurely cappuccino morning, today brings a day trip to Vernazza, the most popular of the Five Lands (Cinque Terre). We didn’t do too bad trying to start out … Continue reading

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