Blog Entries for the 'Italy' Category

Window of the world

Window of the World is a Chinese theme park that features replicas of famous world attractions like the pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, the grand canyon, and much more! Alex reviews our trip to the park.

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Pompeii: A Life-Changing Experience

I never expected Pompeii to have much of an impression on me- I could not have been more mistaken. The city connected me to the past in a way I have never experienced before. It is one of the greatest things I have seen in my life.

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Pompeii – lost village or dog village?

Pompeii, lost village, OR dog village… what do you think? Click the post to find out. AND YOU REALLY WANNA FIND OUT!!

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What’s for lunch/breakfast/dinner? Pizza.

Italy is a country breathtaking variety- but from our experience, not so much in the food department.

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Naples – a “hood” but with character and friendliness?

6 unexpected discoveries about Naples. From the fact that it is nothing like we expected, to a 100+ yr old family pizzeria to garbage everywhere to people out and about sharing life with one another on their balconies and sidewalks.

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A shot in the arm – not a good thing if it is the WRONG shot!

Having only experienced the US health care system, with lots of red tape, double checking, and regulations, I was enjoying the more relaxed systems of other countries, until…

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Transportation in Europe

Although I certainly knew that there would be significant differences between America and Europe, I did not count on how different methods of transportation could be. Some things were similar no matter where we went- every city had a metro, for example- but others were surprisingly different. Bikes rule In Amsterdam, bikes were everywhere. Between […]

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Fun Facts: Italy

Interesting Facts about Italy: Italy has a population of just over 60 million and somewhere around 50 million visitors annually, making it one of the top five most visited countries in the world. The modern Italian language is based on the Tuscany dialect as spoken by the writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Italy has the highest […]

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Italy: A Brief History

Often thought of as the cradle of modern Western civilization, Italy’s history is as rich as its food.  Sicily and the southern coast were colonized by the Ancient Greeks in the 8th century BCE and as the Greek empire fell, Rome gained prominence, exploring and conquering lands from England to Mediterranean Africa to Persia in […]

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