Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 8

Jan. 19, 2016: Cinque Terra and Pisa Cinque Terra (“five lands”) is a group of five somewhat isolated mountainous villages on the coast of Italy. Their history dates back about 1000 years. They’re a UNESCO World Heritage site. And they’re only about an hour’s train ride from Pisa. So we set off to the station… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 8

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 7

Jan. 18, 2016: Marseille to Pisa Off at 7:00 this morning, after saying goodbye to our host, Simon. It’s about an hour later than when we rolled into town yesterday, but it still isn’t daylight yet. As we make our way through the narrow streets and alleys toward a (different) train station, we pass merchants… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 7

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 6

January 17, 2016: Marseille We don’t have high expectations for the second-largest city in France. We hear that it’s dirty and high-crime (though still lower crime than most major U.S. cities) and there isn’t really much there here. So it isn’t on our must-see list, but it does provide a convenient place to break up… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 6

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 4

Jan. 15, 2016: Paris Eiffel Tower? Notre Dame? The Louvre? Well sure, these and many other attractions are on the must-see list when visiting Paris for the first time. But none of them is at the top of our list. To get to the top, we have to go underground. Our first priority is to… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 4

Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 3

Jan 14, 2016: Versailles We sleep in much later than we’d expected, past 10 o’clock, which amounts to about 12 hours and is really snoozing overtime for a chronic burn-the-candle-at-both-ends-and-in-the-middle chap such as myself. But we needed it. And once we get going, we feel gratefully rested to tackle our half-day, as opposed to full… Read More Dennis and Kimberly’s Excellent and Epic European Adventure, Day 3