Category Archives: Florence

Of Tea and WanderLust

If I wrote about everything in my daily life that reminds me of travel, it would be impossible, and you would think I was absolutely crazy.  Almost every moment of my waking existence are thoughts about travel.  For example, every … Continue reading

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Stendhal/Florence Syndrome

An ex lover once said to me, “I can’t believe you are real.”  Without getting too much into it, we were complete opposites of each other.  Not knowing what he meant at the time, I only responded with a look.  … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita

I miss waking up at the Hotel Demetra in Rome.  I miss being greeted on my way to breakfast by the smiling Lorenzo.  I liked the way he stood up from his desk, tall, when saying “Buon giorno!” I also … Continue reading

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Gates of Paradise

I will soon be entering my own “Gates of Paradise” by traveling to Italy in 20 days.  As I look over my Italy guidebooks, I am overwhelmed with a plethora of art and architecture I will explore in Rome and … Continue reading

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Dante

I was introduced to Dante Alighieri in Ms. Duncan’s fifth grade English class.  I still remember the sweet smell of her beautiful, exotic perfume lingering in the room when I walked in.  As she was always prepared, Ms. Duncan had … Continue reading

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