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Month: November 2015

Day 15- The Appian Way

Day 15- The Appian Way

“All roads lead to Rome”. In ancient times, they did. The very first and longest road built by the Romans was in 300BC, called the Appian Way. Much like our modern interstate system was built to quickly mobilize troops and military vehicles, this was the basis for the Appian Way. The Roman troops fighting the Samnites in the south around 300BC needed supplies and Rome needed a quick way to deploy troops should new uprisings in the south occur again….

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Day 14-The Vatican City

Day 14-The Vatican City

For our last two days in Rome, I wanted to go to the Vatican and just walk along the ancient Roman road called Appia Antica. We didn’t get a car, instead just taxi’d from the airport so we also needed a taxi to the Vatican this morning. Our apartment is gated, so we walked out to the road to wait for him. I called a taxi company and got a taxi in Italian! Basically. They knew as much English as…

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Day 13-Taormina and Catania 

Day 13-Taormina and Catania 

Today was the day of grumpy cat. Prepare for a lot of this throughout the blog:   Nothing was extremely terrible. We just managed to meet every single self-centered jerk on the planet in one day along with travel issues. But we had some fun, too! First trip of the morning was to Alcantera Gorge. The views out to the place were great.           When we arrived, a lot of the site was closed due to the flash flooding from…

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Day 12-The Baroque South and Syracuse

Day 12-The Baroque South and Syracuse

We started our morning off with breakfast that was included with our room- which in he way of Italian breakfasts, wasn’t too terrible. Blood orange juice, toast a couple pieces of salami and cheese and a piece of cake.         We had a four hour drive across the southern coast of Sicily to reach the cities of the East coast and I’d like to blame the lack of pictures on the fact that Norah and Kegan were sleeping the…

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Day 11-Palermo and Sagesta

Day 11-Palermo and Sagesta

We woke up around 6:30 to a deep-voiced Italian man telling us the restaurant was now open for breakfast as we neared Sicily.  Some of us had a better night than others. Haha       We left the room and headed to the common area to await permission to return to our car and drive off the boat. Norah made a friend while waiting, but he was very confused by her because he only spoke Italian. Ha      Driving in…

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