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Trip Start Apr 04, 2007
Trip End Jun 05, 2007

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Italy, Italy, far

Arrived in Naples on Thursday. Meet up with family in Pietro, a small town of 100 people or so. Funny story, my flight to Naples was delayed...after about 10 minutes of waiting the Napoleons got impatient. Whistling, heckling, shouting, and I'm just sitting like a polite Canadian waiting for the problem to work itself out. Finally 20 minutes they say they are boarding and these two 10 year old boys, shout Viva Napoli and everyone starts clapping. So funny...whatever an Italian is feeling at the time, you will be sure to hear it. Side note...everything in Italy runs on their time, which is whenever they feel like it. Needless to say i am fitting in quite nicely.

Staying with the family in Pietro was amazing, they baked fresh bread in the outdoor wood burning oven, they have a fireplace in the kitchen, I awoke to espresso almost every morning on my night stand, thanks to the warm hospitality of the family. I fear that my comfort level has only decreased since Ive left. With them I saw Pompeii and the Amalfi cost.

Went to Naples, for a couple hour before heading to Rome. It is dirty and chaotic...did not enjoy it so much.

Roma, Roma, Roma, All roads lead there....well actually it was a Train track, but we will turn a blind eye to that. So I was sitting, resting at one of the many fountains, just chilling and I look to my right and there it was...the coliseum. Thats when it hit....I'm it Rome. Then I had quite the moment, which included thinking what am I doing in Rome! So great! I just got back from the Boca della Verita, which it was closed, I wanted to have quite the Audrey moment and get a picture of me with my hand in it giving a little wink..oh well, not meant to be. Anyway, in short Rome is good, Ive seen some really old things and some new things..and things are good!I leave in a couple days for Venice.

Going to get pizza,

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sam10 on

I can smell the pizza...
Glad you arrived safe and sound. Great post- see, the internet's not so bad after all!

loren on

Sooo Jealous
so good to see you make a post, been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing, it sounds like you are having an amazing time and I'm so jealous.

edu_canada on

Lucky BUM
Lucky time I am coming with you!! :)

conospitale on

hi from home
hi julia,

that's a beautiful blog you have - of course we're a little biased back home! Canucks won first playoff game 5-4- no, trevor did not get one. joey had his recital; it was great! you've hooked me on you tube and i saw an old song from '60s by american folk legend pete seeger (inspiration to dylan)that made me think of you with envy...oh to be young and seeing the world! The song is a sweet one about true friendship and travelling called 'Ramblin' Boy'...

'He was a man and a friend always
He stuck with me in the hard old days.
He never cared if I had no dough
We rambled 'round in the rain and snow.

And here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy

In Tulsa town we chanced to stray
We thought we'd try to work one day
The boss said he had room for one
Says my old pal, 'We'd rather bum!'

Late one night in a jungle* camp
The weather it was cold and damp
He got the chills and he got 'em bad
They took the only friend I had.

He left me here, to ramble on
My ramblin' pal, is dead and gone
If when we die, we go somewhere
I'll bet you a dollar, he's ramblin' there.

And here's to you my ramblin' boy
May all your ramblin' bring you joy.'

Well that's one for you, my ramblin' girl.

love dad (and mom)

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