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Nov 13, 2017 - Lost track of time

Hey guys so its been a while since i have updated you guys. So I will start at break. For our Fall break Haley and I went home to the States and enjoyed the luxury of a comfy bed and nice hot water. We also got to enjoy the comforting from our puppy Boris. Speaking of this mastiff, guess who received some professional training. Yep he no longer needs to be alpha when we walk, now he is all follower......as long as the family follows the rules of the training session. The guy was super nice and it was a very educational and different style...

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Oct 30, 2017 - Dear Mum, A Letter From Italy

Dear Mum, It’s official. You heard it here first. If there was anywhere else in the world Lauren and I could call home it would be Italy. It didn’t take long at all for us to come to that conclusion this time around. And Kaz, I know you will be more than happy to visit us on a regular basis if we were to move here. Everyone is welcome – accommodation free. Flying into Rome for both of us this time felt like we were returning home. Arriving at the airport instantly bought memories back from last year when we were meeting Kaz in the arrivals...

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Oct 29, 2017 - October 27-29 Rome

We left Traverse City on Thursday October 26, flying from Traverse City to Detroit, and then on to Rome. Jocelyn met us at the TVC airport, and Milda welcomed us at DTW. The two Delta flights were fine; we had paid extra to secure bulkhead seats, which give more legroom and a place to stand up, but nothing can replace a bed to lie down when it comes to bedtime. None of us had much sleep, since it's hard to doze off when the plane is shaking a bit (so you really want to keep your seatbelt fastened securely), and just about the time that you...

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Oct 26, 2017 - Week Six and Seven

Alright well week six was awesome. I had so much fun at the dog show and at the Archeology of Star Wars lecture. Its amazing how archeology can be everywhere. It just depends on what you consider heritage and important. The dog show was amazing. I have never been to a professional dog show before and this was so cool. Talk about puppy overload!!!! There were so many different breeds including labs, goldens, mastiffs, small dogs, they even have a great dane puppy. OMG talk about clumsy. It was so cute. Got lots of cute pics. I think the...

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Oct 15, 2017 - Preparing to leave town

Entry by Lois On October 26, John & I will be taking off to spend three weeks in southern Italy. We'll fly from Traverse City to Detroit, and then on to Rome. Our friends Jocelyn and Milda will be joining us on this adventure. Last winter we decided to register for a Road Scholar hiking trip in Western Sicily, which begins when we meet the group on November 2. Here is a link to a description of that part of our journey:...

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Oct 11, 2017 - Week Five

Hey sorry for the late up-date. Last week was crazy. I had so much to do from working on papers to making room for an onsite visit that would last three hours plus working on my resume and Statement of Purpose for graduate school. Anyway Monday went so fast and we started our new class which focuses on qualitative data verses quantitative data. I prefer quantitative data because qualitative requires too much writing and interviewing. I'd rather deal with numbers over interviewing. Tuesday went like it always did except I had a midterm in...

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Oct 5, 2017 - A cooking class before we zoom out of Roma

Just a small note- we have just returned back to our hotel after cooking our own dinner. A private cooking class, just a small Metro ride away. Plenty of fun and many laughs. Appetisers of roman broccoli crema con sfoglie al pecorino, with a hint of chilli, topped with puff pastry and pecorino cheese fingers. Roman style pasta carbonara. Saltimbocca alla romana, served with mint and zucchini. Tiramisu - so good. Now trying to repack the case. A bit sad our adventure with this chocolate box of pure delight is ending in the morning. We will...

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Oct 5, 2017 - Roma

Just done a small 12 kms or more walking around this noisy city looking at the sites. It feels quite safe. Gypsies not so evident. Did the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi fountain- tossed the coin in so we will be back, sat on Spanish steps to name a few of the touristy places. After a hour or so rest, we are off to cooking school. Tomorrow is the end of the Francigena walk. So we say farewell to our new found friends and head south for a pizza in Naples- as you do! Love Giana and Marco

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Oct 2, 2017 - Rome day 2

Today we had a nice relaxing breakfast in our hotel. Made sure to eat enough to get us through a long day. First we walked to the Flavian Amphitheatre also know as the Colosseum to meet our tour guide for the Collosseum and Roman Forum. The Colosseum was pretty impressive and has been standing since AD 80. The Colosseum held 60,000 spectators for people to watch Gladiators battle in the arena. By the way, arena means sand, so the next time your hockey team seems to be standing still perhaps they don't know how to play in sand. The Colosseum...

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Oct 2, 2017 - Citavecchia , Italy - Cruise day

Woke up with a start with Dorothy telling me it was 9:30 and our driver from Rome to Citavecchia was coming at 10:30. No problem, skip the shower, get dressed and presentable, grab a quick breakfast, pack, checkout all in less than an hour. Got our driver who could barely speak English and spent the next 70 minutes in silence on the drive. Got on the cruise ship and the started looking around. No Bartender named Jonas on board today so skipped the drinks. Had lunch with a couple (Allen and Anne) from down under and a couple (Cindy and Bob)...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Week Four

Hey guys so its getting closer to midterms and Fall Break. This week went very fast. Monday always goes fast due to I only have one class, Tuesday went faster than normal due to we watched a movie in the last class and Wednesday went slower than normal but still pretty fast. I received my midterm assignment for my capstone class and it was due Saturday. I had a presentation on Tuesday for my heritage class and that went well still waiting on the grade tho. Thursday was AWESOME. We went to a more modern area of Rome that was created by...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Rome, Italy

Long day of travel yesterday. Flight to Rome from Amsterdam delayed 2 hours. Arrived at our hotel at 5:00 pm (9:00 AM Alberta time so about 12 hours after we left Edmonton. Immediately went to see the Trevi Fountain which was about a 15 minute walk from our hotel. Wow was it crowded. Kind of hard to judge the beauty of the fountain when you couldn't get close. This morning we took an early 7:30 AM entrance tour to the Vatican to beat the crowds. So did every one else in Rome it seemed like. Rushed through the Vatican museum to get to the...

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