Before we knew it, the time had come to head off to Rome! Unfortunately, every new adventure begins with a goodbye.…Read More
Next up was a trip to Pompeii! While Aubre had studied much about Pompeii in school and had always wanted to visit the ancient city, I had merely harboured my own small fascination with the city since reading a children’s book about it long ago. Despite what we thought we knew about Pompeii, neither one of us quite knew what to expect!
After the new year, we set out to continue working on Dino’s local tour guide by exploring two different archeological sites near Dino’s home. The first being Paestum!
Paestum was a first time visit for Aubre and a return visit for me (Dino brought me here last year), though having already walked this ancient Greek archeological site in no way lessened my awe and wonder.…Read More
As a long term traveler, I was admittedly anxious about how spending the holidays away from my family would affect me. When constantly moving from place to place and people to people, feelings like loneliness and isolation find sneaky ways to creep their slippery tendrils into life’s quiet moments. On top of that, holidays have a history of being a playgrounds for ‘downer’ feelings, but for this holiday I couldn’t have found myself in a more lovely home, surrounded by more lovely people.…Read More
A Warm Welcome
After a short layover in Berlin, we landed in Naples at around 7:00pm. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see my old friend Dino! It’d been 13 months since I’d last left his happy home for Sicily, and as far as I was concerned that was 13 months too many!…Read More