Los Patios de Córdoba, a must-see festival in Andalusia!

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After an amazing weekend in Madrid, we got up bright and early (literally the crack of dawn) so that my uncle could take us to the train station before he went to work. From there, we would go to Córdoba! … Continued

The Towns of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano, Montepulciano, Volterra, & Pienza

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Tuscany is known for all its charming little towns and the great thing about living in Italy is that you actually have time to visit as many as your heart desires. Here’s a little photo diary of all the places … Continued

Visiting Florence (Lessons Learned & Some Do’s and Don’ts)

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Since we moved to Italy back in August, I had been DYING to go to Florence. Rome is cool, but Florence is the birthplace of the Italian language, home of Michelangelo’s David, burial place of so many of Italy’s greats…so … Continued

Photos from Murano & Burano

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The Saturday we were in Venice we (or, more accurately, I) decided we wanted to go to Murano and Burano, two of the islands close to Venice. I was dead set on buying a Murano ornament and Burano is known … Continued

Venice, the City of Romance, on Valentine’s Day

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I am BEYOND EXCITED to write this post. We spent last weekend in VENICE as part of Jaime’s Valentine’s Day present. Isn’t he romantic? I had been to Venice once before, a few years back, but it was part of … Continued

Alberobello, The City of the Trulli

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Ever since we settled into our apartment, Jaime gets a little travel itch and goes on and on about how we “need to go somewhere every weekend or we will never see anything!!” As for me, I absolutely LOVE to … Continued

The Papal Basilicas in Rome

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Pop quiz: Am I in Rome or am I in London? I ask because if you looked outside my window for the past (two) weeks, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Cloudy, depressing skies, constant downpour…basically, all I want … Continued

Pope Sightings: New Years Eve at the Vatican

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s….THE POPE! You know when you have one of those days where you have a ton of things to do, but don’t feel like doing anything at all? I’m having one of those…weeks. I’ve … Continued

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