Italy - Rome May 20th 2007 5-20-07 I had gotten a pretty bad night's sleep as the road noise was loud and the guy in the bunk above me got in about 1:00 waking me up of course and then some backpackers got in about 2:00. I suspect I had gotten about 2 hours of good quality sleep. Two nights in the row bad sleeping. I suspect in the last 48 hours maybe 5 hours at the most of good quality sleep. I needed to keep this in mind ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
A year of retirement in my 30's. Progressive thinking or insanity? Maybe a little bit of both. Either answer is fine by me.
Spending 1.5 years seeing as much of the world as possible. It has been a good ride. Feel free to come aboard!
Note: I planned to write a personal diary and then edit the diary for public viewing on this site. I soon realized during my travels that I would not have time to edit my journal writings, therefore what you see is a personal diary. The text was written on trains, boats, planes, buses, in hostels, hotels, homes, restaurants, pubs and often with very ... full info