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Glimpses of New York – bucket list and Flamenco

As long as we’re in New York visiting colleges, I might as well check some things off my bucket list. My list was simple: 1) Chinese food in Chinatown, 2) Italian food in Little Italy, 3) a Broadway musical, and … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village

Traveling to the Big Apple is daunting. Our itinerary calls for visiting NY University in Greenwich Village on Monday, so my daughter and I checked out the route on Sunday, taking the subway to the West 4th Street Station. The … Continue reading

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Glimpses of New York – Chinatown

Living in a small town on the Big Island for over four years has dulled my appetite for hectic urban experiences. But people in hell want ice water, so here I am in New York City for a week with … Continue reading

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The passionate Italian lives in Siena

During our first evening in Siena, we witnessed an evening parade of costumed drummers and flag-throwers. These folk represented the Bruco Contrade, one of the 17 districts in Siena that bind people to long-held traditions and good-natured but serious rivalries … Continue reading

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Rules for buying veggies in Venice

 The worst and best thing about traveling is the way it makes me grow. For the trip to Italy I am taking with the girls, I’ve had to figure out multiple new systems, such as trains, buses, and in Venice, … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh, NY and NJ – an education

My daughter and I enjoyed Boston during our college visits, so we left with some sadness. But then we sat on the airport tarmac for an hour due to snow and the de-icing process. That meant we missed our connection … Continue reading

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The delights of Boston

Our second week of college shopping has been easier because we have settled into one apartment for the whole week. That’s made a big difference in our outlook – settling in. We are in a very eclectic neighborhood – went … Continue reading

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