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Let’s Float Down to Peru

By billpetro / June 15, 2008 /

PERU In Frank Sinatra’s song “Come Fly With Me” the second verse starts with: Come fly with me, lets float down to Peru In llama land, there’s a one man band And he’ll toot his flute for you Come fly with me, well float down in the blue While no one man band was in…

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Serendipity

By billpetro / April 13, 2008 /

SERENDIPITY I believe travel should be like a well-oiled machine. The saying goes that Mussolini “made the trains run on time” in Italy and I figured I should take advantage of that. Upon our arrival in Rome, I navigated us on the Airport Express train to Rome‘s main train station, the Termini (named not for…

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Ignorance Abroad

By billpetro / September 15, 2006 /

Welcome to Ignorance Abroad …with apologies to Mark Twain Herein I share my adventures in cultural ignorance and education the hard way. You’ll find some differences that are fascinating and intriguing, humorous, or irritating — the last two need not be mutually exclusive. What prompted me to create this series of articles? Years ago I…

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