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The joys of adjusting to life in a foreign country

The joys of adjusting to life in a foreign country

Marty’s photo of the day #2753: One shock for Americans visiting countries like Spain and Italy is that you can’t always eat when you want to eat. I love that different countries have diverse traditions and cultures. Still, I have to admit to getting frustrated wanting to eat dinner at five or six o’clock and […]

Within Temptation and the little camera

Within Temptation and the little camera

Marty’s photo of the day #2752: Getting good concert photos is difficult enough with an advanced digital SLR and almost impossible with a pocket-sized camera. When Deb and I attended the Within Temptation concert in Milan, Italy, we didn’t see any camera restrictions (at least in English), but I wasn’t about to watch a great […]

Who knew castles were so effective?

Who knew castles were so effective?

Marty’s photo of the day #2748: Greetings from Seattle! Never in my wildest dreams did I think Deb and I would be here today. Our early morning United Airlines flight out of Milan, Italy was cancelled at the last moment. So instead of taking United Airlines from Milan to Newark to Denver to Missoula, we […]

Our Italy Swan Song

Our Italy Swan Song

Marty’s photo of the day #2747: Greetings from Milan, Italy. Today is our last day in the country, and we spent it in the quiet little town of Angera (45 minutes north of Milan). The town was just what we needed, because both Deb and I had reached our limit of traffic and crowds. We […]

Within Temptation among the best

Within Temptation among the best

Marty’s photo of the day #2746: Greetings from Arona, Italy. Last night, in Milan, Deb and I savored Within Temptation in concert. Over the years, I’ve seen the best—from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen to Tina Turner to Garbage to Grace Potter—and Within Temptation is right up there with all of them. The concert […]

Within Temptation in Italy Tonight!

Within Temptation in Italy Tonight!

Marty’s photo of the day #2745: Greetings from Milan, Italy. Tonight is the night that brought us to Italy in the first place: Within Temptation in concert! Deb and I have a hotel room about a block and a half from the concert hall. The Fabrique is kind of like First Avenue in Minneapolis or […]

New friends in Italy

New friends in Italy

Marty’s photo of the day #2744: Greetings (again) from Genova, Italy! This is the only city on our trip where we are spending two consecutive nights. Yesterday, I posted about meeting Anna and Andrew after Deb and I ended up locked out of the apartment we were renting. We could only enter by punching in […]

What a week it’s been!

What a week it’s been!

This has been one of the most unexpected weeks I’ve had in a long time. First, Deb and I streamed a Within Temptation concert and decided the band was so good that we had to experience them in person. Next thing you know, we have tickets to their concert in Milan, Italy this December. Hey, […]

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