Scenic Florence

I feel so much brighter today. I spent my mid-morning finishing the walking tour of Florence then made a pit stop at the Piazza Santa Croce before crossing the river to the other side of Florence. The walk alongside the river was pleasant. I visited the Rose Garden, which is quite beautiful, before climbing the […]

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Florence I: Joy, Grace, Pleasure & Heart

When I arrived in Florence today there was almost a snafu with my luggage but I managed to get through it and make it to the shuttle stop with minimal fuss. At the pickup spot I met three Americans who were super cool and had just rounded up a trip in Paris prior to arriving […]

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Cliffs of Moher & Dublin

Cliffs of Moher Sarena and I booked tickets for the Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Tour. We made our way to the station and hopped on onto the bus. Our first stop was the Dunguaire Castle. We only spent ten minutes at that site but we had more time at the next stop Poulnabrone […]

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Exploring Galway

Sarena and I visited the tourism office of Galway after breakfast then wallked to the cathedral. It is amazing-simply beautiful and one of my favorites. I could feel a sense wholeness being there and I admired, as I usually do, the stained glass works. After I got holy water on my hands and forehead an […]

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Paris Again Vol.1

I hopped onto the noon train for Paris on Thursday after teaching my morning classes. My sister and friend had already left for Paris a day ahead because they had wanted to maximize their time in the city. My sister met me at Gare Montparnasse as I arrived and I asked her all about her […]

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London- Art Explosion

I woke up earlier than my travel companions the next morning so I hopped on the train to Shoreditch to experience the street art scene there. The walk in Shoreditch was wonderful and the amount of works in the area was astounding. Being in such a space was electrifying and it was good for my […]

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Cannes: the Arts, the Crafts, and the Glory

On Saturday we took the SNCF train to Cannes where we walked by the parts of the city where the Cannes Film Festival happens. I saw the 24 Steps of Glory (and of course Chanel just had to live right across the street). There was also some yachting event going on but (sadly) I wasn’t […]

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