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the grand sites of Rome

the grand sites of Rome

Posted from Rome, Lazio, Italy. My final day in the Eternal City was reserved for seeing the grand sites of Rome. It was early May, 24 degrees, and the sun was ever so bold. The weather was holding out perfectly for more walking. And walk I did, already clocking some 48,000 steps on my Vivofit the past two […]

roaming the streets of Rome

roaming the streets of Rome

Posted from Rome, Lazio, Italy. The streets of Rome in the morning are spectacular. The cobblestoned passageways are virtually empty, void of the people from the previous evening, though the party favours litter the streets. The sun creeps over the high buildings, conjuring fantasies of bygone eras, and characters my imagination insists once existed. All but […]

visiting the Vatican Museums and beneath

visiting the Vatican Museums and beneath

Posted from Vatican City, Lazio, Italy. My three days in Rome began with the Vatican Museums. I’m not a religious person, but … when in Rome. My Airbnb host made me promise the night before that I would get a proper Roman breakfast before I headed to the Vatican. By proper, she meant a cappuccino […]

three days in Rome

three days in Rome

Posted from Roma, Lazio, Italy. Three days in Rome? That’s it? The spring of 2016 was very tumultuous, like off-the-hook upside-down life-changing crazy. If I were any other person I may have spent a lot of that time in bed trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life, but I […]

serene Doubtful Sound

serene Doubtful Sound

Posted from Fiordland National Park, Southland, New Zealand. There are moments when I travel. Moments so real I know leaving my house, taking time off work, and making my way halfway around the world to explore some minuscule location were the right choices. These moments are what we live for, aren’t they? Well, they’re one […]

winter begins in Queenstown

winter begins in Queenstown

Posted from Queenstown Hill, Otago, New Zealand. It took seven years, but here I am, in July, sipping coffee in a (remarkably) quiet coffee shop at the Remarkables Shopping Center in Frankton, New Zealand, looking at a vista of snow-strewn mountains (also called the Remarkables) wondering if I’ll ever be warm again. My flat white […]

14 things I realized being sober in Thailand

14 things I realized being sober in Thailand

I really didn’t think it through when I pledged 100 days of no booze. There I was after a particularly shit-tastic break-up and my normally loyal and thoughtful brain decided to punish itself, or me, or both. One-hundred days of no booze, it said. Get your life in order, it said. Figure shit out, it […]

liveaboard to Richelieu Rock

liveaboard to Richelieu Rock

Richelieu Rock. That’s what I’d heard. That’s what they said. If you’re a diver in Thailand, that’s the place you need to see. And so began my quest to find the right liveaboard to see this and a few other sites in the Andaman Sea – the Similan Islands, including Koh Bon and Koh Tachai. […]

Vienna

Posted from Address not found. The train ride from Salzburg to Vienna is a short journey. There are a few train stations in Vienna, with trains departing and arriving from different locations. I wasn’t sure where my ticket would leave me, but the transportation system in the city is excellent and very straight forward to […]