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Linnea Ashley on June 18th, 2010

June 16, 2010Naples/Milan, Italy – Brussels, BelgiumIt wasn’t there. I was one of the first people to the luggage carousel. I’m not sure why, when I rush I only succeed in waiting and watching as the conveyor goes around instead of people watching as I mosey through the gates. Still, I rushed. And when I […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 18th, 2010

June 15, 2010Napoli, ItalyI woke up in the wee hours of the morning not feeling right. Sick is too harsh a phrase but not exactly wrong. And so I never ventured down to breakfast (the thing that, besides the great panaromic view of positano and the sprawling ocean, I love best about our hotel). The […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 18th, 2010

June 14, 2010Amalfi, ItalyIt was the meal I’d dreamed about when I dreamed of Italy. Beginning with a conversation in italian that I didn’t understand between our host and the restrauntuer. it was finally decided that the owner should prepare whatever she wanted. And so we waited, sipping peach sangria (made from local wine and […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 11th, 2010

June 10, 2010Naples, ItalyStanding in front of the ticket machine in downtown Naples trying to decipher the “Itaglish” that popped up on the screen when we requested the instructions in English, we fumbled with change that for some reason continued to be rejected. As we rummaged for alternative money (realizing late a hastily made sign […]

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Linnea Ashley on June 11th, 2010

Napoli, Italy (Naples)June 9, 2010 We took a taxi…our driver, chatted in Italian the whole way, intermittently pausing to allow shana to pipe up in Spanish. I threw in random words here and there and a lot of laughter, giddy at the prospect of good food.The driver pointed at himself and said Guiseppo and then […]

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