Rome

I’m sorry this update is so late in coming. I’ve had a busy last few days in Rome and just didn’t carve out the time to peck out updates on my phone. I’m in Greece now (more on that soon!) and have a bit of time to do some backfilling! I arrived in Rome in … More Rome

Lizarding in France

Lest anyone forget I’m here to work and I’ve been busy! Yes I post about the fun but I’m also doing a lot of reading, writing and brainstorming! Today I went to the “Parc Régional de Camargue” at the southern outlet of the Rhône river. It’s a beautiful delta with lots of islands and some … More Lizarding in France

The day in Arles

Well, after the market, I decided to postpone the lizard searching for a day and finish the afternoon in Arles. If the market hadn’t been enough, wandering the city cemented it, I love Arles. Arles is an awesome blend of French and Roman architecture. It has an ancient amphitheater and stadium that are still being … More The day in Arles

The market in Arles

I got up Saturday morning ready to head to the nature reserve at the mouth of the Rhône River but much to my surprise the downtown had completely changed from the night before. It was market day and I’ve never seen an open air market anything like this. It was over a mile long and … More The market in Arles

Italian food

Up until now I’ve been holding off on going to dinner. I did have a pizza in Mattinata that was delicious but the restaurants along the shore were mostly very expensive and I didn’t feel like walking home from a restaurant at 11. So, now that I’m here in Tremoli I’ve managed to find some … More Italian food

Camping in Europe

I have a somewhat nostalgic idea of camping from growing up in the wilds of Maine, but nothing I’d seen at a campground in the states prepared me for European camping! As near as I can tell the Europeans, or I should specify, the Italians I’ve met here at Mattinata, view a tent site much … More Camping in Europe

Naxos

Hello everyone! I made it to Naxos and had a terrific day! I made it on the ferry last night without any problems and met up with Johannes, the professor I’m shadowing for a few days in Greece. It was a long boat ride – 7 hours, and by this point I was really feeling … More Naxos