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A Day at the Museums

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | Views [543] | Comments [1]

It's a known fact that Florence houses one of the best museums in the world, the Uffizi. My guidebook said that Uffizi has the largest collection of Renaissance art in the world. Well, obviously. I would be disappointed if it had at least one artwork ... Read more >

Tags: arts, birth of venus, boticelli, culture, david, florence, italy, museo de accademia, museum, uffizi


An Italian Adventure All in the Name of Prada

Monday, 16 Apr 2007 | Views [2313] | Comments [2]

I was a boy scout with a mission when I woke up on my second day in Florence. I will go where few Filipinos have ventured before. I will go to a little obscure town named Montevarchi. All for the one thing we mortals cannot resist to do when we travel, ... Read more >

Tags: cab, italy, montevarchi, outlet, prada, shopping, taxi


Welcome to My Favorite City in the World, Florence.

Sunday, 15 Apr 2007 | Views [500]

Goodbye Rome as I checked out of my hotel, took a cab to Termini and rode the train to Florence. Florence was the first stop to this train ride that actually would go to Milan. Like all my train rides in Italy, this was also a non event, except that ... Read more >

Tags: culture, david, duomo, florence, italy, ponte vecchio, rome, sightseeing, train, trattoria


Sidetrip to Pisa

Saturday, 14 Apr 2007 | Views [538]

I really thought long and hard on how to spend my last full day in Rome. I have seen all the major tourist traps and I wanted none of it anymore. So I decided to catch a train to Pisa. So off to Termini I went, bought myself a ticket and waited for ... Read more >

Tags: italy, leaning tower, pisa, termini, train


To Be in the Presence of God

Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | Views [478]

I heard people who have been there say that nothing can prepare you for the Vatican. Yet still I had to come prepared for it. I arrived at exactly 8 am only to be greeted by a long, long, lone line of people who were ahead of me. The line snaked ... Read more >

Tags: churches, rome, sistine chapel, vatican


When in Rome, Do What the Tourists Do

Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | Views [480]

I woke up late today for the first time in a long while since I started my travel. Primarily because I wasn't jetlagging anymore. Today I promised myself, I am going to take everything slow. I relished my breakfast which was plentiful in my lovely ... Read more >

Tags: american tourists, colosseo, fora romano, palatino, piazza navona, roman forum, rome, sightseeing


Gallery: Backpacking Across Europe

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Rome, Pisa and Florence
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From Flying Budget to Riding a 65 Euro Taxi

Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | Views [549]

An adrenaline rush woke me too early in my last morning in Madrid. Good, because I had to catch a 7 am flight to Rome. Bad, because it was a feeling of agitation over the unknown. It was my first time to fly budget outside the Philippines so I didn't ... Read more >

Tags: airports, fountain of trevi, madrid, pantheon, rome, spanish steps

 

 

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