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Europe Trip Thoughts

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 14th, 2010
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Here are my thoughts about my trip to Europe. Music I was very surprised to hear American music in almost every country we were in. I didn’t realize American music had such a global influence.  The locals love it and even if they don’t speak English they will likely be able to sing an American … read more

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Europe Day 18 – Rome, Inside of Coliseum, Santa Maria

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 12th, 2010
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Woke up early to go into the Coliseum today. It was much nicer on the inside than what I had anticipated. It was very interesting to me because I see gladiators in a very similar light as athletes. We are both entertainers and work on a similar stage. Obviously the stakes are much different, but … read more

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Europe Day 17 – Rome, Coliseum, Santa Maria

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 11th, 2010
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We headed out of Greece and back to Rome. Greece was a bit stressful due to the lack of order within Athens so it was nice to head back somewhere we felt safe. Boy was getting back to Rome an interesting experience. For those of you that don’t know what a bed and breakfast is, … read more

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Europe Day 16 – Athens, Aegina

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 10th, 2010
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Today we saw the true beauity of Greece. We took a cruise to Aegina, one of the Greek islands, today. It’s a great change up from the hectic crime ridden streets of Athens. We took a boat looked and felt like a cruise ship. The inside was huge and split up into 3 different sections. … read more

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Europe Day 15 – Athens, Beach, Protests

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 9th, 2010
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It has been pretty hard to find wifi around Athens so far.  There are internet cafes around, but most don’t have wireless.   I started wandering around in search of wifi.  I had a map that showed an RSS symbol that signified it was a wifi hot spot area. I couldn’t see any wireless signs … read more

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Europe Day 14 – Athens, Acropolis, Piraeus

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 8th, 2010
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Witnessed another run in with security. Saw a security guy run down two men after they apparently stole something. Later found out that they are just trying to sell umbrellas in areas they aren’t allowed. Acropolis Went to visit the Acropolis today.  There is much more than what meets the eye with this place.  They … read more

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Europe Day 13 – Athens, Omonoia Square

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 7th, 2010
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Upon first arrival, I was excited to see there were drinking water fountains which don’t really exist in Rome or Amsterdam.  I was also excited to see the bathrooms had toilet seats which Rome and Amsterdam didn’t have in many public places.  These are a few things you take for granted in the states. This … read more

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Europe Day 12 – Rome, Museum of Saint Angelo, Piazza Navona

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 6th, 2010
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National Museum of Saint Angelo We went to the National Museum of Saint Angelo next to the Vatican today. It looks like a huge fort and was used to protect the Pope. You can go all the way to the top of the museum where you probably have one of the best views in Rome. … read more

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Europe Day 11 – Rome, The Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 5th, 2010
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Trevi Fountain The Trevi Fountain was incredible.  It reminded me a lot of Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, but made me realize how much Caesar’s Palace was just a small imitation of Rome. It’s a group of giant statues and fountains and is surrounded by shops.  This is a huge tourist attraction that brings in … read more

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Europe Day 10 – Rome, The Vatican, Corte di Cassazione

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 4th, 2010
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Driving into the center of Rome was everything I imagined it would be and so much more. My initial impression of Rome from what I had heard from others and seen in pictures was the thought that Rome was only about 3 main attractions: The Vatican The Coliseum The Spanish steps I was very wrong. … read more

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