Category Archives: Gina

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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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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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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Morning in the Cinque Terre

Tuesday morning 5/17, Rio Maggiore Today began with construction sounds upstairs again… I’m really curious to go see what they’re doing up there, since the building is so old, maybe I can see some more of it if something major … Continue reading

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Pesto from heaven

Bob and I are seated at the table of a trattoria in Manarola, the villiage next to Riomaggiore. Pesto originated on this region, and yes, it tastes like heaven… I’m tempted to lick the plate, but I’ll refrain. The slideshow … Continue reading

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One night in Rome,
then Cinque Terre, here we are!

Riomaggiore, Italy 5/14 After a fantastic dinner at a top-rated restaurant (Indian cuisine) on the travel blogs… OMG superb… nice room, and reasonable prices. Who could ask for more? Our room in Rome was pretty non-descript, but it served its … Continue reading

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Gina Joins the Trip

Boy, the flight from Raleigh to JFK was fine… and our plane arrived on time and we boarded… we had a slight delay getting clearance from the tower for takeoff, now it’s been almost two hours just waiting for some … Continue reading

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