Monthly Archives: November 2010

Real World, Italy

MTV’s long running reality show starts every episode with these words, “This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Find out what happens when people stop being polite and … Continue reading

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“I show you!”: Florence

I never knew how much Italians really care about their food until my first day in Florence.  When we stopped in a small restaurant for a late afternoon bite, the waiter gave us a firm “NO” when a friend asked … Continue reading

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My kind of London

The last time I came to London was the day princess Diana died (yes, it’s been a LONG time).  On August 31, 1997 while on a flight from JFK to Heathrow on Virgin Atlantic, the pilot came on to say … Continue reading

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Bye bye New York, hello London

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading

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A short road trip before my longer trip

I wanted to go home once more before I took off and when Paula mentioned that her friend’s Mom, Mrs. Sharma, was going to be in Maryland we thought we’d take a short road trip down the Eastern seaboard.  Mrs. … Continue reading

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