Florence: Galleries & Gelato

I almost didn’t make it into the Uffizi Gallery because of an oversight. I was apparently supposed to get a placeholder ticket before standing in line and I didn’t know that. It wasn’t until I got to the entrance that I realized that people ahead of me were exchanging a placeholder ticket for an official […]

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Florence Meltdown

My last full day in Florence was a Sunday. I woke up early in the morning and after breakfast, walked to the Accademia Gallery. I’d been told to expect long lines on this day but there weren’t many people queuing up at the time I arrived. The reason the first Sunday of the month holds […]

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Cagnes-sur-Mer & Menton

Cagnes-sur-Mer I visited Musée Renoir today and the grounds are beautiful. It makes me want to move to the South of France and buy a villa. As I was standing on the second floor balcony, I looked to the right and in the distance, high above, was my next destination. I walked from Renoir’s house […]

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Nice: la Colline du Château & some more museums

I spent the first part of the day at the sports museum attached to the Stade de Nice. I’m not a huge sports person but the museum had an amazing exhibition of sports portraits done by C15, a street artist, that had vibrant blues and reds. The second part of my day was spent at […]

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat

I ended up in this little hidden town called Saint Jean Cap Ferrat that was not at all on my radar. Cap Ferrat is nestled right below  Beaulieu sur Mer which I fell in love with on a trip there during my study abroad days.  I decided to visit Beaulieu once again on this trip. […]

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Nice: Jardin Cimiez & Musée des Beaux-arts

I was excited attend a festival today at Cimiez and seeing the ruins there definitely brought back memories. When I arrived at the location though, nothing was happening. People were gathered there but no event was taking place even though the area was decorated for the festival. I went online to check on whether things […]

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Nice Again: Promenade & MAMAC

Back in Nice! I arrived in Nice this morning and I’m staying with V. It was so awesome seeing her and catching up with her. The first order of business was breakfast, which I enjoyed on her lovely balcony, while we chatted about everything. My heart was so filled with joy. I’d really missed her. […]

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Farewell to Dublin

On my last day in Dublin I felt very meh. I had no desire to get out of bed so I slept in for a bit. When I woke up I pepped myself to head into town just to finish seeing the As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics exhibition at the Irish […]

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Sally Gap, Glendalough, & Bray

Sarena and I visited the Irish Museum of Modern Art and I was excited to find out that they had a special exhibition entitled As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics. I spent all of our allotted time for this visit in this section and didn’t even get halfway through it

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