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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 19

Jan. 30, 2016: Vienna As usual, a cup of tea is the first order of business for me this morning. Down in the hostel lobby, there is a tiny kitchenette where I can heat some water for this purpose. (No, that’s not it in the photo above — we’ll get to that later.) There is…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 19

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 18

Jan. 29, 2016: Venice to Vienna Having packed our gear, we say arrivederla to the woman of the house, who kisses us each on both cheeks — that’s 4 kisses total, for those keeping score — and tells us (as we clearly understand even with our primitive grasp of Italian) that if we ever return,…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 18

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 17

  Jan. 28, 2016: Venice Yes, today’s destination is the fabled city of canals, Venezia. We walk to the train station in Musestre, stopping along the way to pick up some grub at a mom and pop shop. About halfway to the station, we realize that Kimberly has neglected to bring along the Eurail passes…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 17

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 16

  Jan. 27, 2016: Florence to Venice/ Musestre Our train to Venice doesn’t leave until this afternoon, so we have the morning to wander around Florence some more. We ask Giulio if it’s okay to leave our gear behind, and he says it’s fine — unlike our hostess in Rome, he doesn’t have someone else…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 16

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 15

Jan. 26, 2016: Naples to Florence Having passed the midpoint of our tour at approximately midnight last night, we get up early this morning and start packing for the next leg. The policeman is at home, and we communicate with him via the translator app on his phone (if you think WE finally had access…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 15

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 14

Jan. 25, 2016: Sorrento and Naples As it turns out,  this is a day to be played by ear. We’d originally entertained thoughts of visiting Herculaneum, another ancient city destroyed by Vesuvius. But for various reasons, we decide against it, and so it leaves us with a free day. My recommendation is that we hop…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 14

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Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 13

Jan. 24, 2016: Pompeii This morning, having recovered from our bumpy-bed, goosebump temperature night, we proceed to the station and hop on a train to Pompei, a modern city that’s a short walk away from the ruined ancient city with the confusingly similar name: Pompeii. En route, we pass the first campground we’ve seen in…… Continue reading Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 13