Florence November 4th 2008 We still haden't heard from Passport Canada and had a few days to kill. Some Aussies back in Rome recommended a hostel in Florence called Dany House that was cheap and served three squares a day. We got in late and it was full. But they booked us in for the next couple of days and sent us to a bed and breakfast upstairs so we didn't have to walk far.
It rained in Florence most of the time we w ... 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
Heading out on the road again. This summer we're doing a 3 week trip to Colombia, South America. A whole new continent and way of life await as we've yet to experience this part of the world. Beaches and National Parks await with a touch of colonial cities thrown in for some culture. It feels good to be starting a new adventure. ... full info