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Europe Day 9 – Sicily, Palermo

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 3rd, 2010
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Today I made one of the most hectic, but most beautiful drives I’ve ever done.  I drove Monica, Sam, and myself from Catania to Palermo which is almost the farthest possible drive on the island. The geography was incredible.   You see small cities nested in large towering hills.   It looked like something out … read more

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Europe Day 8 – Sicily, Mt. Etna, Auchan Mall

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 2nd, 2010
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Mt. Etna Today we ventured up to see the volcano, Mt. Etna.  It’s an incredible volcano!  It’s the first volcano I’ve ever been to.  It’s very easy to see where the lava flowed down the mountain because you see large black areas of volcanic rock.   Where there isn’t volcanic rock you’ll see a lot … read more

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Europe Day 7 – Sicily, Beach, Catania City Center, Navy Military Base

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by Troy Grosfield
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June 1st, 2010
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The Beach Went to the beach in Catania.  The weather was perfect, but the beach doesn’t officially open until the end of the month so there weren’t many people here. That and it was Monday so most of the city is working.  The background of the beach is a very large volcano, Mt. Etna.  It … read more

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Europe Day 5 – Amsterdam and Anne Frank House

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 30th, 2010
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It’s the end of May and the weather hasn’t been the greatest. During the first couple days of our stay the early afternoons have been pretty decent weather only needing a light jacket. It has been raining off and on which makes traveling rather difficult especially by foot. It has been in the low 60’s … read more

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Europe Day 4 – Amsterdam and José’s Second Concert

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 29th, 2010
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Safety really hasn’t been much of a concern at all. There are many people all around town all the time so you never get in an area where you feel alone which is comforting. During the day there are many entertainers in the streets.  You can see anything from break dancing to magic tricks.  The … read more

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Europe Day 3 – Amsterdam, Bathrooms, Coffeeshops and Smart Shops

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 28th, 2010
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People seem much taller here.  When I find myself in a crowd I often feel very short amongst the locals.  It becomes even more prevalent in larger crowds. Almost everywhere you go you will find good food.  There aren’t many fast food places, but bakeries are plentiful and very good as well.  They take their … read more

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Europe Day 2 – Amsterdam, Utrecht, and José’s First Concert

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 27th, 2010
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I’m surprised how everyone here speaks English.  Everyone is very friendly and easy to ask for directions. Jet lag is a killer and has made me semi delusional because I’m so tired.  Had to nap to a bit to get my feet under me again. Finances Get cash at your destination ATM, not the airport.  … read more

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Europe Day 1 – Travel

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 26th, 2010
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So the trip finally begins! I have wanted to take a trip to Europe since about my sophomore year in high school, but for one reason or another I wasn’t able to make it happen. I thought I would take the trip for sure as soon as I graduated college, but I couldn’t find anyone … read more

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Europe Preparation

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by Troy Grosfield
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May 25th, 2010
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Setting up the Europe trip was quite stressful at times. When you first start thinking about planning it doesn’t seem it would be all too complicated. Boy was I wrong. There are many things to factor in when planning such a large trip. First off, we weren’t arriving and departing from the same city, which … read more

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