Italia: land of food, food, and more food May 1st 2008 My time in Italy, though not that long, has been great. I started out in Rome and saw most of what there is to see in the city (although I'm sure there are still tons of hidden churched, piazzas, and fountains I didn't see). I walked around to all the sites, so I got a bit of a workout in along with my sightseeing. I absolutely loved Piazza Navona, where there are tons of people, artists, and musi ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Florence 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
So I've changed my travel plans a bit. After falling in love with Southeast Asia and realizing that I really don't want to grow up, I've decided to travel home all the way around the world. After Australia I'll be going trekking in Nepal for about 20 days. After Nepal I'll be going to Italy, Switzerland and Germany and then head to Greece and Turkey. I'll be working in Interlaken, Switzerland for the summer. I'll try keeping you all posted!
Asia (China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand): October 31 - February 20
Australia: February 20 - March 14
Nepal: March 15 - April 12... full info