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North to Hamburg

On the day we arrived in Hamburg we felt both very much in Germany, and very much at home. We were overwhelmed with sudden change in weather and environment, we were now suddenly in the midst of autumn and we … Continue reading

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Florence Maybe?

We went to Florence at the wrong time. For the birthplace of the Renaissance, with museums containing works by the like of Michelangelo, Donatello, Da Vinci, and Botticelli, Brunelleschi (and more), we certainly picked the worst part of the week … Continue reading

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A Day in Milan

Traveling in Milan was the beginning of our whirlwind tour of Italy that was fueled mostly by pizza, espresso, and the notion that if we could just keep moving south we would miss winter entirely. Milan is four hours from … Continue reading

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Leaving Lyon

Lyon is built around two large hills which we climbed to the top of on the third day. There is a large church on the peak which is surrounded by a cliff-side garden and an ancient roman amphitheater. The inside … Continue reading

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Lyon; Still France

It’s hard to say that Lyon was anything but the exact opposite of Paris, but also in many ways still the same. The similarities of which I am chalking up to the fact that we were still very much in … Continue reading

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Village on a Hill

We visited Montmarte on our last full day in Paris, a small part of Paris at the top of a hill just north of downtown. Although part of the greater metropolis, Montmarte still manages to retain its original small town … Continue reading

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Look Down, Look Up

Another fantastic part of Paris is the buildings. As pedestrian as that sounds, we spent a large part of our time in Paris simply walking around and looking up. Except for our second day in the city, where we spent … Continue reading

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