Athens, and the end of the road

*Post was written on my trip and posted retroactively – and late on account of bad wifi, a cold and oweek, apologies!”* So, as previously mentioned, I wasn’t feeling exactly 100% when I dragged my bags down our steep hill to the coach in Athens.  The lack of nighttime cold meds was really starting to…

Pompeii, Corfu, jetskis and the Contiki cough

*Post was written on my trip and posted – a bit more than intended, apologies for my cold – retroactively on account of bad wifi (and said cold!)* So, we left Rome the next morning bright and early for what was an all travel day, puntucated with a stop in Pompeii. Pompeii was again, about…

Turning up the heat in Rome and the Vatican City!

*Again, this is a post written on my trip and posted retroactively on account of poor wifi.* So, after Florence we headed out to Rome, which was another pretty drive. The Italian countryside is really beautiful, and somewhere I’d definitely love to go back and explore some more.  We stopped at one rest stop on…

Florence, hailstorms and motor vehicle accidents

*So, yeah, the wifi once we reached Italy and Greece was just not good enough for posting pics, to Facebook or to the blog, so these posts were written on the trip and are being posted retrospectively here.  Apologies, but it was the best I could do!* So, after Venice we headed to Florence, with…

Viva Venice!

So, we broke up our 7 – whyyy?! – hour bus ride from the French Riviera to Venice with a stop at a designer outlet mall in a place called Serraville. The outlet mall is like an outdoor complex, and it had all the major name brands – Prada, Gucci, Versace, etc – and some…