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today is our 24th day overseas. Only 12 days until we get back.
So after a late start, we decided that instead of going to Sinea like we originally planned, we would go to a closer town named Gubbio. We hopped in the car, and drove down The White Road, and along other boring asphalt roads to Gubbio (see title if you want to know how to pronounce it correctly.). After quite awhile of driving ...
... frescos. We walked to the Duomo after, which again is similar to the one in Florence with similar architecture and colors. After doing all the sightseeing we wanted, we took on the next challenge, finding and getting to our hostel. Luckily I was with Steph, who knows how to navigate and stays so calm. We had to take a bus about 4 miles from the center which doesn't seem that daunting, but when you don't speak Italian and don't know which bus and which direction to go ...
... then climbed over himself (Personally I think it would have been about twice as quick to go up the road, but hey! What do I know!). I'm not a big fan of pools, or swimming, but I am so glad the villa has a pool! We got straight into our togs, then had a nice cool swim. Then we got out, and hung out, and now we're about to have dinner with Ellie, Lily, and their family.
... university town and it is really trendy. It is pretty big, and the community outside the walls is also really large. It feels vibrant, busy and alive. There was the usual narrow, windy streets with the most amazing architecture. The buildings, duomo, museums and fountains were awesome. Many of these being built out of a pink and white stone. Just beautiful. I would love to have had more time to go to the museum as they had some ...
... incredibly touched by the stories I have heard in the last couple of weeks that I continue to shake my head in disbelief at how tough life can be for some, and I am amazed at peoples resilience to get back up and to keep going. Travelling seems to be a big part of the healing process and all of these people are so incredibly empathetic, warm and welcoming to others that on the surface, you would never tell that they have suffered… or continue to do so. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking