Tag Archives: Europe

Rome in the Fast Lane

By Perrin In response to our last minute request, A.C.L.E. granted Sarah and me a night in Rome between our Roccafranca and Lanuvio destinations. We had from 4pm Saturday until 1:30pm Sunday to experience one of the most culture-rich cities … Continue reading

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On Location: Pompei

By Sarah Our grandparents live in Hawaii so Perrin and I have seen enough volcanoes and dried lava to be skeptical about the appeal of the 2,000 year old ruins of Pompei, a thriving Roman town that was buried under … Continue reading

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Authentic Experiences: Making Pasta

By Sarah When I said I wanted to gain ten pounds on pasta in Italy, I didn’t actually want the lbs to produce a double chin in my last pictures from the trip (which is inconveniently in the Amalfi Coast, … Continue reading

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The Sheep Herder

Around 7:30 this morning we heard the clattering of cowbell coming from the mountain behind our house. We looked up to find a man, around 70-years-old, herding sheep down the cliff in an adept manner that brought to mind Heidi‘s … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Lake Nemi

After a day of miming English words to children, ACLE tutors rely on de-stressing in Italy’s natural havens. Last week Courtney, Lynne and I were together in Genzano — about 40 minutes from Rome — and the beautiful Lake Nemi … Continue reading

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Nunnery Meets Sorority

We have been in Salerno, Italy for four days. The scenery is mixed: by day we work at a nunnery, and by night we play in a sorority. Neither are literal terms, to be fair. We are working at a … Continue reading

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Recommended: Venice Canal Ride

Amongst sinuous canals, hair-skimmingly low bridges and floating garage doors, touristy Venice is restored to its roots. Our gondolier spoke only a few choice English words, including “water” and “Elvis.” (As a former crew coxswain, I identified with him despite … Continue reading

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