Winter 17/18 – From Rayong over Bangkok to Pai
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Winter 17/18 – From Rayong over Bangkok to Pai

Ban Hua Khod Mangrove Forest in Rayong Dee’s brother was in town with his girlfriend and we went all together to the Ban Hua Khod Mangrove Forest near Prasae. When we arrived there was almost nobody there. We took a boat out to the open water and back into a pier that leads to elevated…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 10 – Florence 6
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 10 – Florence 6

The last afternoon in Florence for this trip. We continue where the last Blog Post ended and keep walking over the bridge to look a bit on the other side of the river. At the end of Piazzale degli Uffizi Florentine sculptor and master goldsmith Benvenuto Cellini. It stands on top of a fountain at…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 9 – Florence 5
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 9 – Florence 5

Let’s continue the walk where we stopped it in Part 8 of the Fall 2017 trip to Florence. We continue to walk the small streets and take a look over the river as well. Follow me, please :-) The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (or Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation) at the Piazza della Santissima…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 8 – Florence 4
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 8 – Florence 4

I start this Blog Post with the end of a day which is different from usually. But it does not matter too much. So here are two lions looking at each other. Which one would you use to “ring the bell”? Above the entrance of the Opera Museum Piazzale Michelangelo If you ever get to…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 7 – Florence 3
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 7 – Florence 3

What would Florence be without the Florence Cathedral? A whole lot less. This blog post features the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Campanile or Bell Tower. Colonna di San Zanobi Colonna di San ZanobiIn the 9th century the remains of San Zenobi were being transferred from the church of San Lorenzo to the then Cathedral…

A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 6 – Florence 2
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A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 6 – Florence 2

Lets keep walking and see what we find! Detail above the door of the Complesso di San Firenze Badia FiorentinaThere was an older church called Santo Stefano on this place. In 960 it was sold to Willa di Toscana, mother of the Marquis Ugo. She build the Benedictine abbey called Badia Fiorentina around it. When…