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Out of Vienna, On to Prague

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Written at 9:00 PM on 10-10-06 in Prague, Czech Republic

My second day in Vienna can be quite easily summed up. Nothing really happened. I got up at about 9:00, showered, and headed to the nearby camera and macintosh store to check out the prices of power converters. Eighty euros later, I had a working power adapter for my computer that wouldn’t send out sparks. It was a painful expense, but a necessary one. I still have three weeks left in my trip, much of which will be spent writing (this is the relax-in-coffee shop part of my trip) and I would have to buy a new adapter when I returned. That’s just how it goes.
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Viva Vienna

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Written at 9:33 PM on 10-8-06 in Vienna, Austria

After two days of sightseeing in Rome, I’d had enough. It wasn’t that the sights weren’t amazing—they were. It wasn’t that there wasn’t more to see—there was. It wasn’t that I accidentally caused a fender bender while crossing at a crosswalk—I did. No, I just wanted to relax and take a break from museums. There’s only so much you can see—so many pictures of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus or Christ on the cross—before your eyes start to glaze over and you stop appreciating the art and beauty of what’s around you.
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On Roam in Rome [continued]

Saturday, October 7th, 2006
Written at 11:21 PM on 10-6-06 in Rome, Italy Side note: Added new pictures page, "Italy Pictures 2" and included links to the pictures within the text of the past three blogs. Sadly, my free internet seems to have come to an ... [Continue reading this entry]

On Roam in Rome

Friday, October 6th, 2006
Written at 6:41 PM on 6-10-06 in Rome, Italy So Rome. Hm hm hm. It’s quite the interesting place… Let me start from the beginning. After the roughly four-hour train ride from La Spezia to Roma, I arrived at the Termini, Rome’s ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cinque Terra

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
Written at 10:23 AM, 10-4-06, somewhere between La Spezia and Rome. My evening at the Ostello Archi Rossi in Florence ended with relative quiet. After watching Raiders of the Lost Ark, we put on Last Samurai, which we (the other backpackers ... [Continue reading this entry]

Statues and Streets

Sunday, October 1st, 2006
Written at 7:22 PM, 10-1-06 in Florence, Italy I feel confident in saying that today went more smoothly than any day over the past…mmm…week or so. Not that my days in Greece had any other problems than the torrential downpour—but that ... [Continue reading this entry]

The DaVinci Mode

Saturday, September 30th, 2006
Written at 7:07 PM in Florence, Italy It was an almost perfect day. Great weather, beautiful city, time well spent. Now you’re wondering why the “almost.” Well, hold your horses and I’ll tell you. My evening last night finished quietly. I went ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Small Triumphs

Friday, September 29th, 2006
Written at 7:38, 9-29-06 in Florence, Italy. There’s not much to be said for the 24 hours following my previous post, at least not very much that’s positive. The most positive thing I could say is that I am no longer ... [Continue reading this entry]

Not a Very Merry Ferry Experience

Friday, September 29th, 2006
Written at 8:07PM on 9-28-06, in the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Italy We awoke, or rather I should say, I awoke to another stormy morning in Corfu, Greece. I say I awoke because Jacob had gotten up about three hours ... [Continue reading this entry]

A Not-So-Hostel Life

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
Written at 11:53 PM in Corfu, Greece In my last blog, I don’t think I quite did the Sunrock Hostel justice. I was tired of writing and describing it was kind of an after thought. In this hostel, I have only ... [Continue reading this entry]