Category Archives: Bob

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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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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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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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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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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Enter the Dragan

May 5 – Korcula island Yanni and I left Split this afternoon on a ferry to Korcula island where a longtime friend of his family was raised.  We were both ready for some downtime after two nights at the Booze … Continue reading

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