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Lago Trasimeno

Lago Trasimeno

One of Umbria’s natural highlights is Lago Trasimeno, a tranquil lake located right in the heart of Italy.  On the north shore near the town of Tuoro, is the Campo del Sole (Field of the Sun), a sculpture garden containing a number of different columnsContinue reading

The U-T

The U-T

After visiting many enchanting towns in Umbria and Tuscany, we have decided that our hometown of Umbertide is our favorite.  It is not situated on a hilltop like most of the others, so we forego the wonderful picturesque vistas, but in return we enjoy moreContinue reading

Gubbio

Gubbio

Now, I know we’ve been slacking on keeping this updated, but we’ve got some exceptional posts coming up for you in the next few days, starting with this entry about Gubbio, a town we’ve visited a couple of times over the last few weeks. GubbioContinue reading

London

London

Our clear, sunny day in London began with a boat tour up the Thames, beginning at the London Eye and sailing just past the Millennium Bridge. The Millennium Bridge is one of eight bridges over the Thames, and certainly the most modern. Shortly after itContinue reading

Brum

Brum

Nothing has divided opinion more in Birmingham than the fate of the Central library.  It was built in a Brutalist style near the imposing Town Hall and has received scathing criticism from Prince Charles, Britain’s self-appointed architecture guru.  You can take a look at theContinue reading

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding

Jen could barely sleep the night before the big event, and eagerly woke up to catch the parade of royals making their way to Westminster.  Rather than battling the hordes of tourists in London, we opted for a country-chic bash hosted by the fabulous Chris,Continue reading

A Shropshire Lad

A Shropshire Lad

Shropshire is a county located in the heart of “Black Country” in West Midlands.  Adrian’s parents live in the picturesque village of Chesterton, within Shropshire, where they generously hosted me for many days.  Bridgnorth, the cosmopolitan hub of the area, is a short ride fromContinue reading

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

My initial disappointment caused by the absence of glittery egg-dying kits in this country ended the moment that we entered the first chocolate shop on one of many egg browsing trips.  Apparently, bunnies are reserved for less personal gifts, and one must take great careContinue reading

Windsor

Windsor

We spent my first night in England at the Sir Christopher Wren, a historic hotel in Windsor on the River Thames, eating crisps and salad, and wondering if our neighbor down the street, the Queen, was doing the same.            Continue reading

Introduction

Introduction

This blog is intended to document our adventures in Italy, where we will attempt to live for two months this summer despite our limited understanding of the language (although Jen will be fine as long as the conversations centre around colours and farm animals). We willContinue reading