Monthly Archives: June 2014

Inside the Walls of Lucca

Excerpts from a journal discovered just outside the city walls… As I sit under the stars and write this, I can only hope that my family and friends back home are doing well. We are nearly a month into our … Continue reading

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Ciao from the Cinque Terre!

We stepped off the train in the dank tunnel, since the station is only big enough for about 2 and 1/2 train cars. As we emerged into the bright sunshine we were surrounded by colorful old buildings and farmer’s market … Continue reading

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Switzerland Part 2

Hello again from Switzerland! We spent two nights with Mark and Carrie before meeting up with Tony’s college pal, Martin, and his wife Cezi (pronounced Cheh-zee). Our first stop with them was a small town right near the border between … Continue reading

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Switzerland Part 1

Guten tag from Switzerland! We have been very blessed to spend a couple nights with some Tortola friends during our time here. We met Mark and Carrie at our favorite island hot spot, The Watering Hole, where Carrie was the … Continue reading

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Night Train

On Wednesday evening we lugged our bags back to the train station for the trip to Zurich. Months ago we’d researched flights and trains between Hungary and Switzerland, but the airlines took more than 12 hours to get there with … Continue reading

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Szia (See-ya) from Budapest!

So, we are definitely in Eastern Europe now. There are more people, more strange sounding languages, more questionable smells and more dodgy-looking buildings! Arriving in Budapest (pronounced Budda-Pesht locally) was like what I imagine someone would have experienced arriving in … Continue reading

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Guten Tag from Austria!

Vienna, Austria is another beautiful old city with crooked, cobbled streets and intricately detailed buildings on every corner. It was here that we met up with my friend Amy who is on her way back to The States (via 10 … Continue reading

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Dobry den from Praha (Part II)

The last three items on Tony’s Top 5 of Praha are much shorter than the first two! Number Three: Communist History We both found the Communist history of the Czech Republic fascinating. Czechoslovakia only became a republic in 1918 with … Continue reading

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Dobry den from Praha! (Part 1)

Greetings from Prague (Praha), Czech Republic, the first stop on our European adventure! We have had a phenomenal time here and want to share some of the highlights. Since this was Tony’s first European city, I asked him to rank … Continue reading

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