This sign (above) had been staring at me every time I went to the bathroom while in Florence. There was also a sign in the kitchen we chose to ignore for most of the week we were there. It was our last day in Florence...and it was time to deal with the garbage. Joy. There … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 11: The Florence Finale and the VR Experience
The morning after our amazing trip to Venice, I was up early. I was going to visit my friend Mauro in northern Italy in a town called Fontevivo. I had an early train to catch. Ricki and Erich were still sleeping when I left. I crossed the Ponte Vecchio and snapped a photo of the … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 10: A visit to Fontevivo (Where?), Italy and meeting a Friend
The next morning we were up early. We were taking a high-speed train to Venice for the day. Maybe it was my imagination, but things were still a bit iffy-feeling between Erich and Ricki. They were better than they had been the day before, though. It only felt a little awkward. I got my morning … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 9: VENICE!!
When I last left off, I was writing postcards and Erich and Ricki were getting ready for bed. That was true, except… there was some real, palpable tension that night. I noticed it when I returned from Russia. Ricki seemed a bit aloof and that only seemed to intensify once we reached Florence. She was […]
We were all up early that Tuesday morning. Although I had just gotten back to London two days earlier, Erich and Ricki had been there a week already. Russia had been an add on trip for me. While it would have been nice to spend more time in London, I didn't regret my visit to … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 7: Italy or Bust!
I hadn't really experienced the apartment we were staying in until arriving back from Russia, as I had only been there briefly that first night. But it seemed like a bad choice from the moment we got there. When we first arrived, we encountered a make-shift shrine against a tree just down from the entrance … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 6: London Underground
I was up early that morning. Since I hadn't seen Elnur the day before and since it was my last day in Russia, Elnur and I met for breakfast after he got off of work. He wanted me to take a cab to a place near to where he worked. It seemed close enough and … Continue reading Europe 2019 Part 5: Borscht Wishes From Russia! London is Calling