In need of a little holiday cheer … in Rome

2020 is winding down. and while I’m old enough not to generally wish for the rapid passage of time – this year has broken all the rules. It can’t wrap up fast enough for me. So as 2020 comes to an end, I’m grateful the city didn’t skimp on the Christmas lights this year. I…

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Getting in the Christmas spirit … in Gdansk, Poland

Last week, I wrote about my Christmas inspiration from (for me, at least) an unlikely source – Vigo, Spain. Immediately after my trip to Vigo, I departed with my family for a long weekend visit to Gdansk, Poland. For years, I have wanted to visit Gdansk. While I always pictured visiting during the summer season…

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Getting into the holiday spirit in Berlin

Those who know me or who follow my blog know what a hopeless Italophile I am, with a ridiculous soft spot for my ‘hometown’: Rome. BUT, there’s one time of year when Rome disappoints me, and that’s the Christmas season. It’s not that there aren’t beautiful Nativity scenes in the churches  – the traditional Christmas…

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