Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Current Exchange Rate

1 Euro = 1.4412 U.S. dollars

Vending Machines In Italy

At one of the gas stations we use... condoms, fine chocolates, air freshener, and beer available via vending machine 24hr/day. And, don't forget to take home a movie to wifey!! Credit cards acceptable.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Asiago Hike

Here are a few photos from the hike I did in Asiago.

It was my first european snow! I, of course, was improperly dressed, so I froze my butt off until the sun warmed up everything. My feet were soaked halfway into it, but I enjoyed it.
Afterwards I bought some Asiago cheese to share with Ryan and Deb when they visit in a few days.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Drivers License

I successfully garnered a drivers license which allows me to drive around Italy. $150 later I will have a European Union driver's license that will be valid for 10 years. I'm excited at the prospect of being able to drive legally in any European country for the next 10 years.
For now I need to concentrate on surviving an Italian traffic circle.

Monday, October 1, 2007


Can you believe that THIS is the Venice HOSPITAL? I found it amazing. The church next door houses, in glass, the perfectly preserved right foot of Santa Caterina da Siena.