Category Archives: Accommodations

Go East, Old Man!!

It’s the quintessential American vacation:  A road trip!  There is nothing as liberating as getting in your car, knowing it has a full tank of gas and you have ten free days, and heading down the road with no particular … Continue reading

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Udaipur: Part Two

I can’t end my brief coverage of Udaipur without a special entry for our hotel.  Hashmat really did save the best for last and, although this may be a bit indiscreet, we were blessed by being upgraded a room category. … Continue reading

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Seen Around Nagaur

We arrived at our rather fabulous hotel, the Ranvas, in Nagaur around 12:30 yesterday afternoon.  The Ranvas is built within the incredibly lovely Ahhichatragarh Fort and it is truly beautiful. After a wonderful lunch that included raw vegetable salads and … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Hotel Vivaana

Before we head off to Bikaner, a few final impressions of Hotel Vivaana:

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A Lot o’ Gelato

This could also be titled, “Gelato, Anyone:  Part Two.” Tuesday was a long driving day.  We went back up to Montepulciano to visit, and patronize, the copper master.  Suffice it to say that we had a very successful trip and … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen in Orvieto

  It’s now Thursday, September 29;  Bob and Connie arrived last Saturday and we have been having such a good time that I haven’t posted a blog since.  Guess I’d better do some catching up. On Sunday, Sept. 25th, the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ted

At least I think it’s your birthday.  We spent the day celebrating your birth by driving in a new direction from Narni under gloriously blue skies. I had read a little  e-newsletter about a very humble restaurant near Ponzano Romano … Continue reading

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Pasta and Politics

  I have spent the past almost four weeks not thinking about the news back home and, particularly, about election news.  My brief respite from such things came to a screeching stop on Thursday morning when all four of us … Continue reading

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Fase Dieci (Phase 10)

Dave and Claire just set off to Rome to pick up two friends before heading up to Tuscany for the next phase of their travels.  But speaking of phases: During the week that we were together here in Narni, we … Continue reading

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Rambles Around Narni

  Travels here are not all about running around the countryside; some days we stick here in Narni and just wander up and down the little streets that make up this town, which we are liking more the more we … Continue reading

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