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Hiking in the hills above Sorgane in Florence

Whenever I really need time to think, and lately I have really needed time alone for a bit of self-reflection, I hop outside and climb up this hill beside my house. I happen to live close to Viale Europe and Bagno a Ripoli which is a 25 minute commute from the center by bus, sometimes less depending on that attitude of the bus driver. They tend to get very ‘formula one’ once they near the capolinea [last stop] and I sometimes…

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Tree experience in Florence – zip-lining & spider-monkey moves

Last weekend was a pretty adventurous one for us – the quiet period in Italy is looming yet I find we have more to do than ever. Friday t-man dragged me to the cinema to watch some stupid 3D movie about vampires. I won’t bore you with the details but basically when Abe Lincoln himself is the protagonist, you pretty much know it’s not going to be a contender for the Oscars. Saturday we made plans to attend a good friends birthday at…

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