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Bologna, Italy – The coolest city ever!

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before coming to Bologna, in the Emilia-Romagna region, we were told by a fellow traveler and new friend that Bologna is the coolest city ever…..well she's kind of right. I initially wanted to coming to Bologna to learn about one of my favorite pasta sauce (scratch through) ragu and it turned into a cultural adventure. My friend Saskia, whom I met in Croatia, was going to school in Bologna and was telling me about [...]

Photoblog: Barcelona

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Spain, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you're following along with our blog, you'll remember that we were already in Spain at the very beginning of our trip (it seems so long ago!)  However, we never made it to Barcelona due to our Visa constraints.  Not wanting to miss this famous Spanish city, we decided Barcelona would be our last stop in Europe before flying to Vietnam.  We also had frequent flier airline miles to burn and Spain somehow offered [...]

Cooking in Tuscany; our sixth and final Workaway

By | October 26th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Food, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The stars aligned for us while in Italy and through sheer luck we stumbled upon what turned out to be the best Workaway opportunity of our entire trip.  We weren't sure what to expect and after our previous debate on whether or not work away was worth it for us, we agreed that we'd go into it with an open mind, but if we didn't enjoy it, we'd leave, and make other arrangement for [...]

A Look inside Turkish cuisine

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Europe, Travel, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Most people think of kebab when they think of Turkish cuisine.  Well, you're partially right.  There is so much more to it than kebab and not to mention the many different variations of it.  As with almost every cuisine, dishes vary from region to region and sometimes will only be prevalent in certain regions.  This kind of is unfortunate when you find a dish you can eat everyday and then when you leave the [...]

Venice, Italy: One Big SPLURGE!

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When this is the view that greets you when you exit the train station, you know you've arrived in Venice, a city built on and around over 175 canals.  And as soon as you get a glimpse on the cost of what a water taxi costs to take you go from the train station to the heart of the city (hovering around the 20 euro mark for less than a 5km ride!), you just know [...]

Photo blog: Hiking along the Cinque Terre

By | October 16th, 2015|Categories: Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cinque Terre:  a rugged portion of coastline along the Italian Riviera.  Also known as 5 Lands, Cinque Terre is composed of 5 villages; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.  The coastline, the 5 villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Something that makes the Cinque Terre so inviting is the lack of commercial development [...]

A love affair with Florence

By | October 14th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Even with a rainy day and an overcast day thrown into the mix, I can't see how anyone doesn't fall in love with this city.  Sure the Cathedral was under construction, the Piazza Della Signore was shoulder to shoulder with people and the lines to get into the museums snaked around every building.  BUT Florence is magical.  We did our own foodie tour on the first day and 2 different walking tours the following [...]

That’s a wrap folks!

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Africa, Europe, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nine months in the books, and it's time for us to bid farewell to Europe.  Mike is ecstatic to get to Vietnam for some quality Asian food.  I'm excited because the weather will be HOT, HOT,HOT.  Plus, I think we are both ready for a little culture shock and what better way than to spend the next 3 months in Southeast Asia?  In case you missed where we've been, here's a recap of the last [...]

Naples, Italy – The Birth Place of Neapolitan Pizza

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let's face it, we had one mission and one mission only while in Naples.....can you guess what it was?? Eat as much Neapolitan pizza as we could and to find the best pizza, in our opinion. I'm not going to lie, we had almost zero intentions do any anything but eat pizza and I know what you're thinking.....not even one site? We did do quite a bit of walking but mostly to work off [...]

Photo Tour of Rome

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Italy, Travel, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We could bore everyone here with the details of all the sights in Rome, but thought it would be more fun to just showcase our favorite sights we planned to see and also those we stumbled upon purely accidentally. St. Peter's Basilica Piazza Navonna Castello de Sant' Angelo [...]