Europe

Nice

Link to photos on Facebook Traveling from Cinque Terre to Nice was the biggest contrast in locations I experienced on my trip. I went from a pure, natural national park to an artificial tourist attraction that felt like France’s version…

Florence

August 5-7 Florence is the first city I have visited that is inland. It is set up in some green mountains that make the views very nice. Life seems to be a bit slower here than in Rome and there…

Scams

Luckily I have not lost any money or significant amounts of time to scams but they have been occurring. Thought I should document for humor and future avoidance. Apparently I look like a dumb person who will fall for their…

Rome

Rome

August 3-5 Rome was fantastic. I loved the architecture, history and culture. It was much more refined than Athens. Athens reminds me of a Latin American or Caribbean city where many of the stucco condos are falling apart. In Rome,…

Athens

July 27 to 30   First impression: Athens is a huge city in a desert! When I flew in, it looked like I was flying into the Middle East. As far as I could see, there were brown hills with…