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Rome, where we almost made history

The metal prayer candle stand teetered, tipping burning candles and hot wax precariously close to the edge. I hurried over to steady the stand as our tour guide came up beside me. “You almost just made history,” she said, mostly to my 10-year-old, a curious boy who likes to touch things. It was a close … Continue reading Rome, where we almost made history

The secret is out: Croatia is not ‘undiscovered’

The guidebooks say there’s still an “undiscovered” quality about Croatia. Those guidebooks are not talking about July and August in the seaside towns along the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. It’s peak tourist season here, and Sarge is cursing the tourist drivers as if he were a local. The boys and I have taken in … Continue reading The secret is out: Croatia is not ‘undiscovered’

Good friends and great adventures

After three months of living abroad, our first visitors from America have finally arrived, and I’ve been counting down the days for them to get here. I told Sarge I was looking forward to talking to Americans again. He said I could always talk to him. But it’s really not the same as talking to … Continue reading Good friends and great adventures

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