Here is a picture of my toes taken last weekend, in Lido Vittoria beach, close to Naples, Italy.
Here also a post that I wrote about the trip:
Nice shot!Looks like a popular spot!
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They sure knew how to work a chisel back in those days lol
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I’ve been bitten. No, not by bed bugs. By what my mother calls the “travel bug”… and maybe some mosquitoes, too. I never really pictured that a tip to Italy would change me. As far as I was concerned I was a mature, fully grown 20 year-old with a good head on her shoulders. I’ve done all the growing up I needed to do, or so I thought… I could not have been more wrong.
I’ll never forget what a family member said to me days before I left. We were at a family wedding and I was telling him about my upcoming trip to Florence, Italy where I would spend four weeks and change, studying their food and culture. He just shook his head and kept repeating, “You’re not coming back.” I laughed nervously. Of course I was coming back, I knew myself better than he did, right? I knew how comfortable I was at home and that I’d be ready to leave Italy by the end of the trip.
Wrong. I was so wrong.
…I left Italy with only one regret, not having signed up for a full semester. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have had this experience. After all, my roommate turned out to become my best friend. I hope that the travel bug doesn’t only bite me but imbeds itself into my skin and never leaves. This trip made me realize that I don’t think I want to live in America anymore. I want to learn languages other than English. I want to travel after I graduate college for however long I can, while I am still young. This trip taught me to live life. And the girl who thought she was done growing up has realized she only just started.
Napoleon’s house, Elba Island
Wow! No, I guess we wouldn’t want to come back either!
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Cinque Terre really is as amazing as people say, the towns are each tiny and very colorful. On our first day the weather was amazing, we rushed out onto a boat and traveled from Riomaggiore, the southmost town all the way to Monterosso on the other end. We had lunch in Monterosso which included pasta baked into a pastry which is then set on fire at the table. After lunch we started the walk between Monterosso and Vernazza. This is the longest and most difficult of the walks along Cinque, you climb up and down along the coastline, it’s hard work but there are some great views of the coast and the towns along the way.
You don’t look too worn out from all the climbing, must be exhilarating!
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From Trajan’s Market museum in Rome. I think this is the emperor Constantine…
Usually we get the torso without the limbs, nice shot!
Exactly 6 months ago, on an unusually hot and humid day, I saw the twisting, stunning Ligurian Coast from the airplane and landed in Genoa, Italy with several new colleagues. It was the culmination of a whirlwind of planning that commenced around this time last year, as I started paperwork and the long process of packing up my wonderful, comfortable life in NYC for the adventure I always dreamed about.
I had been plotting and scheming a way to do this for so many years, even as a high school junior, contemplating attending college at the American University in Paris. Studying abroad in England, with weekends all over the country and the continent, ignited the travel bug; the summer after that study abroad experience, I had the fever big time.
….Grazie Mille to my former self for giving me this great gift! Grateful for everyone in my life for all their support during this process. I have never smiled so much.
Today, I am in Dublin for my annual visit with my mother (who just got her IRISH passport!) and my Great Aunt Minnie. Instead of flying from JFK with them, I just met them here. I will certainly have a Guinness in celebration. CHEERS!
I’ll leave you with this video which is like my theme song while living this good life here: One Republic “Good Life”
The fountain at Piazza de Ferrari, cooling off in the mist. I was not posing, believe it or not . . .a friend just caught the bliss.
So nice to see someone follow their dreams, well done!
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Taken in Genova – Quarto dei Mille (I)
2012, 27 september
I’m the author of Santorini white and blue
Very nice image, sort of surreal and dreamy!
This pic was a self-made shot. I was on the beach in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy, August 2012. The sign on the red boat in Italian means “Happy.”
Very beautiful shot!
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Interesting shot, love the “look” on the little guy!
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dali in florence
Passed this large statue on my way to class today. There’s a Dali exhibit going on just a few blocks away from me, which I hope to go see soon. I really like Surrealism in general, but Dali is definitely my favorite artist from this period. I’m going to Barcelona (and then Amsterdam) for spring break in two weeks and would also like to see the Dali Museum while I’m in Spain.
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Nice shot, interesting how the red still stand out in the shadow.
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I picked up a lot of about 20 of these Art Nouveau magazines a while back and fell in love…
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