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Fireworks!

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Evanescent (n) – soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. This week’s photo challenge stumped me for a second. I told myself not to over think it, and came up with fireworks! 

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Memento Monday: Handwoven Turkish Carpets and Rugs

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Carpet rug weaving is a Turkish heritage. I am awed by the skill of these women who produce such beautiful silk carpets and rugs with only their hands.Their work are showcased in an elaborate presentation, snacks included.Made by hand, I … Continue reading

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Intramuros, A Filipino Heritage

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A popular quote of Jose Rizal, the Philippines’ national hero, goes “Ang hindi marunong tumingin sa pinangalingan; hindi makararating sa paroroonan.” (He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his … Continue reading

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Sunday Review: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

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As often as hubby and I travel, we have not stayed at a Hard Rock Hotel. Our first time was a pleasant experience that I wouldn’t mind repeating. Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 The location is ideal as it is only … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Trevi Fountain, Rome

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One of the popular free attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain. Even during the off season, tourists flock to the fountain. It was a challenge to take pictures without anyone photo bombing.Fontana di Trevi is the largest Baroque fountain … Continue reading

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Destination: Portugal

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A Spring trip to Portugal wasn’t in our plans. Hubby and I intended to join one of my sisters-in-law and her husband to a Fatima pilgrimage in September. However, vacation scheduling at work got in the way. I have to … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Margherita?

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I thought that Pizza Margherita has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil. But the couple of times we ordered Pizza Margherita in Italy, there weren’t any visible basil!When we ordered Margherita with prosciutto in Pompeii, no basil either.These pizzas may … Continue reading

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Memento Monday: Roma Tote Bag

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I have a weakness for bags, so when I saw this tote bag at a souvenir store in Rome, I bought it! With the Colosseum print on it, and the word ROMA in huge letters across it, there is no … Continue reading

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Sunday Review: FH Grand Hotel Palatino, Rome

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Finally, I get to sit down and write a review of this hotel we stayed at in Rome on our trip to Italy. It is long overdue. We went on an escorted tour, so it was the tour company’s choice … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Danger That Is Mount Vesuvius

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Mount Vesuvius is silent, but dangerous. One can’t miss it, standing at the main square of Pompeii, the ancient city that is now a popular attraction because the presently quiet volcano erupted back in AD 79 covering Pompeii with ashes … Continue reading

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