Category Archives: Our travel

Polydactyl

I learned a new word from my cousin Dorothy Bozich. The word was polydactyl. It means that the animal has too many toes. It was good to know because we went to visit Ernest Hemingway’s house in Key West. Hemingway … Continue reading

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Dogs & men

For Mariza Matel – they have a statue of Boomer at Vatican Museum. Who knew? The other picture is Apollo that was nearby. This is the most famous Apollo statue, thought to embody perfection. Looks okay.

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Italian food

We stayed at the Ostia Antica Park Hotel. It is about as near to Ostia Antica as you can get and it looks walkable on the map. It is walkable. You just cannot walk in safety or comfort, since you … Continue reading

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More from Ostia Antica

More from Ostia. The first photo shows the public toilets. It must have been odd to be sitting in rows like that doing your business. I suppose the men could encourage each other and compete to see who could be … Continue reading

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A room with a view

We are staying at Courtyard Central Park in Rome, using my accumulated Marriott points. It is, as the name implies, up against a big park that stretches from here to the Vatican. We have a little balcony with a nice … Continue reading

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Baths of Diocletian

Yesterday it was the baths of Caracalla. Today we visited the baths of Diocletian. They are similar. Diocletian was an interesting emperor and even after 1700 years, he is still controversial. We all agree that he saved the empire. We … Continue reading

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Etruscans

The great thing about ancient history is that what is so old can become new. I have to become reacquainted with the Etruscans. I met them back in the 1960s and my knowledge of them stopped growing in the 1970s. … Continue reading

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Worth seeing, but maybe not worth going to see

The Pyramid of Cestius in Rome is worth seeing, but maybe not worth going to see. Cestius was an ordinary rich guy back who was caught up in the rage for things Egyptian that evidently gripped Rome in the late … Continue reading

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Pictures of us in Rome

Chrissy is so impressed by the wonders of the Vatican that I think she will converting to the Church of Rome. I, on the other hand, am considering going even further back to the old Roman deities. The Forum is … Continue reading

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Trigger warning

Let me give my trigger warning. I intend to talk about ancient male enhancement. Not a joke. The Greeks and Romans were lusty, colorful and sometimes vulgar people. We see the bleached remains of their civilization and do not get … Continue reading

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