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Europe » Germany May 24th 2006

took a trip to Burg Eltz today......basically a sweet little castle about 45 min drive from Koblenz......not a fortification, just some rich family's castle that took upwards of 500 years to finish......oh and btw, they still own it......and some ppl actually still live in part of it......now for the pictures - joe... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence May 24th 2006

Leaving Rome for the hills of Tuscany was exciting, some places you tend to hold high expectations for and just know it wont disappoint. You cant complain about the climbing either, lest some tour group of silver haired sixty somethings pedal past you with their massive tour van bringing up the rear. I must have been the only cyclist carrying his own gear. That will be me in a few years so I cant complain. Leaving Rome I followed Via Cassia for the first 50ks, built during Roman Rule along with Via Aurelia and Appia these 2000 year old roads run as far as Barcelona and Brindisi, my entry point into Rome. Access to medieval Sienna was a bit strange, park your car/bike walk towards very high and imposing city walls, jump into a modern automated ... read more
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Castellina in Chianti

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid May 24th 2006

I read and highlighted my cine stuff yesterday, but I never got around to studying. Annie and I woke up early and we studied together. I don’t know how, but by the time we got to school we KNEW that junk. I’m talking dates, names, and everything. I felt the most prepared for this test than any of my other ones. The problem is, I didn’t understand what the professor was asking! She explained it two or three times, so I couldn’t ask her again, but I didn’t know what was going on. So instead of putting down everything I knew, I tried writing about things I didn’t study and had no idea what I was talking about! Oh Yvonne, you just love to be screwed. Whatever. I give up on life now. NO MAS! So ... read more

Europe » Vatican City May 24th 2006

We took an overnight train last night and shared a car with 2 South Koreans and an italian. Everyone was 22, and we had some awesome conversation about what everyone thinks about the US. Also, as we have been here 9 days, 6 countries, and 4 launguages, we have realized one thing. Europe is Under Construction. You would think they are just building the place with everything under construction. I swear, you cannot go 5 minutes without seeing a major construction project. Not many of the great sites have been, but today some were. The Spanish Steps in Rome were being worked on, so they were not much to see. We saw the Colloseum, the Palatine, Circus Maximus, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and a bunch of the other famous sites in Old City. We are ... read more
Thieves Running

Europe May 24th 2006

Went walking around Prague today. Found a place that will let me upload my pictures from my camera to my USB and my MP3 player. Went across this one foot bridge over the river and there was this one statue that everyone was rubbing.... You can tell they did it alot because where everyone was rubbing was gold colored but the rest of it was brownish black. Got in line and rubbed it for the heck of it. Why not? Walked around saw some cathedrals and such, walked up to the castle, beautiful view. This really is a VERY beautiful city. Wondered around the city and the castle, saw the changing of the guards twice, probably just like buckingham palace type of changing. Walked back down to one of the squares, and got a large beer ... read more

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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence May 24th 2006

Florence has been good, saw the statue thingy of the naked dude. It rained again as it has everywhere. In Pisa at the mo, the tower was indeed leaning ! Went out for a few drinks with some yanks, it was errrr interesting! Our hostel is kind of cosy we are living with many yanks and a dog called chi. Off to Naples tomorrow to go and visit pompei. Have managed to book ourselves a hostel with a night club. Then off the Roma on saturday, fingers crossed we have somewhere to stay! Lots of Love John and Lou Ps hope its raining lots and lots at home! (Oh and we saw a dying nun but thats a whole nuther story)... read more

Europe » Romania » Muntenia » Bucharest May 24th 2006

So here are a couple pics of the first full day in Bucharest Romania.... read more
Dracula's tomb

Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam May 24th 2006

Our South African adventure has come to an end. We went shopping at Green Market Square and picked up so much our bags are over flowing. We then went to the V & A waterfront, wandered around, took some pictures and watched the sun set (very pretty)! The next day we went and climbed up and down Table mountain. It was a beautiful view of the city. Looked like the postcards. Its a very flat mountain that allows you to see the entire city. It was a clear blue sky and very little wind. Definately worth the trip but climbing was never a good idea as Meg and Heather's legs are still sore 3 days later. It was a little tougher than expected but we got through it. Had a great flight. Boarded at 1130 pm ... read more

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona May 24th 2006

soo jessica you are RIGHT! PEOPLE are insane here...literally every night.. kat and i are going to bed.. lets say 2 am.. and we are like ya man!!! we stayed up soo late there are people taking showers... GETTING READY TO GO OUT TO A BAR and then they come strolling in at 6 or 7 am!! it is insane! people are crazy here! we are going to try as hard as we can to stay up till about 4 but it is soo hard we took a 3 hour nap today to try and balance it sooo today we decided to take a little break from the million hours of beach time we have added up and the million churches and museums we have seen soo me and kat and a friend we met named ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London May 24th 2006

Well im actually in Paris at the moment, the first city where i have actually felt like a foreigner. The past couple of days in London have flown by in a bit of a haze of jetlag and just general tiredness. After my first day half of which i spent wandering around by myself getting generally lost (i must have looked really lost because these random people asked me if i needed directions, which i did!) Anyways i eventually made it to the british museum which was good but would have been even better if i was a bit less exhausted. Then met up with lauren and proceeded to have a few drinks in the bar with some of the people we met in our dorm room, aussies of course. i must say i felt quite ... read more
Lauren and Westminster




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