one hundred and some things we learned in Italy, Greece and beyond


1.  We learned that it is more fun to go see it for ourselves than seeing it in someone else's photos. 

2. Going with friends makes the whole experience extraordinary. 

3.  You will never be sorry for ordering pasta. 

4. Sometimes you have to encourage a round song on a gondola ride because those gondoliers have not seen the movies where they always sing.  

5. If you want to get a picture of an empty alleyway you have to get up before everyone else. 
(taken right outside our hotel Rosa Salva)

6. While the buildings might be ancient, the stores are all modern and the high-end shops of Vancouver all now have a birthplace in my mind. 

7. It is perfectly acceptable to photobomb as long as it doesn't interfere with the said victim's selfie!