Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 3

New Generation Festival-Night II During intermission, I head to the food station in the garden with Anne and she helps me place my order in Italian. Anne enjoys a gelato while I eat my vegetarian sandwich and we have a lively discussion about her experiences living in Italy. When I get back to my seat […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck- Part 2

New Generation Festival-Night II First came his violin. Then his voice speaking mutedly to whoever is beside him. I am unable to see him due to a structural obstruction and when he soon walks up to the stage I still can’t see him at all. He is basically wedged between two large statues, one of […]

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Florence V: Just My Luck

New Generation Festival-Night II When my alarm wakes me up, I head to the bathroom to get ready and this time I am not as nervous as I get dressed. I don’t try to leave a bit earlier as I did the night before and I don’t even put as much effort (or time) into […]

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Florence III: Opening Night Continued

New Generation Festival-Night I I find the second half of the opera to be much more enjoyable than the first and once the show ends, I go in search of the restroom. When I come out, I make my way to the room where a Jazz band is set up for the next phase of […]

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Dublin: Museums & Fairs

Museums Today Sarena and I visited the Chester Beatty Library and I wished I had gotten to spend more time in the sacred art section but we were due at Trinity College where we had scheduled a block of time see The Book of Kells. It is purported to be the oldest book world but […]

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Manors in Brittany

When I came down to the kitchen this morning, two cupcake pieces were sitting pretty on the table waiting for me. Claire’s daughter had apparently made them the day before and made a point to save some for me (#blessed). After breakfast, Claire and I made iced tea and cookies and soon after her daughter’s […]

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Lemonade Fun

After eating breakfast the following morning, Claire, her kids, and I gathered in the kitchen to make lemonade, American style. I was in charge of the operation and I felt like I was leading a demonstration on a cooking show. It was so fun. When the lemonade was made, we had

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London-Vibrant, Red & Rainy

My sister, friend and I headed to Rennes then took off on a plane to London Southend. The train from Southend to London took over an hour and thirty minutes but the guy at the information desk who had printed out our tickets had been really helpful with directions and we got to our destination […]

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Lyon I

In the morning, Sarena and I walked to the station to catch our bus to Lyon. The ride there was very calm and I ended up watching Agora in addition to some other programs.  It was while I was watching Eat Pray Love that we arrived in Lyon. Lyon is a very big city and […]

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