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Jun.28.2009
I'd issued invitations to several people asking if they would like to go to Ireland with me, however it didn't work out for anyone.  Two days before I left, I mentioned the trip to my friend, Leslie, who to my delight was able to come with me.  So, meet Leslie... AKN: Why did you say "yes...
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Jun.26.2009
Check out my home blog today for a collection of photos from my trip to Ireland.  The theme today:  animal encounters.   Here's the link: http://www.gypsysguide.com/2009/06/photo-friday-encounters-in-ireland.html Ciao!
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Jun.22.2009
I wasn’t expecting to feel fear. Excitement? Yes. Nerves? Yes. A bit of a thrill? Definitely. But when I held out my gloved hand for the first time and watched the hawk speeding toward me, eyes trained on my hand, my stomach lurched, and for just a moment I knew what it felt like to be prey. That...
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Jun.20.2009
In honor of Father's Day... a trip to the Irish National Stud! Just a few days ago, we were driving down a tiny country road here in Ireland, when we suddenly came upon all kinds of traffic.  We were mystified until we came around a bend: the town was hosting horse races.  Clearly people were...
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Jun.18.2009
Greetings from Dublin!  I am having a wonderful time in Ireland and have been very busy -- thus the lack of blogging.  But rest assured, there are tales to tell, and they will be told!  In the meantime, here are a few ways you can follow along: The Gypsy's Map: View Larger Map And do you...
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Jun.16.2009
I was exhausted.  After 20-some hours of travel, I was exhausted, and I was really looking forward to a good shower, a cup of coffee, and just being off of the plane.  I had made arrangements to stay at Avarest Bed & Breakfast in large part because it is about 10 minutes away from Shannon...
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Jun.11.2009
Join me in welcoming Jessica Lawlor, today's Guest Gypsy.  Jessica is a college student spending her summer in Rome.  Today: an inexpensive weekend trip to Italy's celebrated Amalfi Coast. This weekend I traveled to Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast. I took a bus trip through Bus2alps, a company...
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Jun.10.2009
So, I've completely redesigned and renamed my home blog.   Just go is now The Gypsy's Guide.  Check it out and let me know what you think: http://www.gypsysguide.com/ Ciao!
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Jun.05.2009
On my last trip to Ireland, I spent an afternoon watching a pair of dogs herding sheep.  It was a truly remarkable experience.  The dogs were fantastically well-trained, and truly seemed to take joy in their work.  To see more photos from my afternoon with the sheep dogs, check out my home blog:...
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Jun.04.2009
The excitement is nearing the unbearable point!  I leave for Ireland in just over a week.  This will be my second trip to the Emerald Isle, but my last trip was pretty short.  This time I'll be traveling and blogging for nearly two weeks.  And, of course, I'll be tweeting, too! I've gotten some...
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Jun.01.2009
Today I am pleased to welcome Jessica Lawlor as a guest blogger.  Jessica is a student at Temple University, and she is currently studying in Rome.    On Sunday, I took advantage of an amazing opportunity to attend a very special Pentecost mass at the Pantheon. “What’s so special about mass?”...
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May.29.2009
Today is the last day to enter my Tweet-to-Win contest!  The prize: a basket full of all things Rome.  For some reason I can't insert the contest widget here, so here's a link to another place to enter: http://www.michelangelositaly.com/Home/Romes_Angels_%26_Demons.html Ciao!  
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May.29.2009
I do.  I *heart* Twitter! What is Twitter?   It's a little like blogging... only shorter and faster -- just 140 characters in each Tweet! It's a little like IMing... only with lots and lots and lots of people at once. And it's a little like Facebook... only different. If you haven't checked out...
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May.27.2009
I've been doing a lot of very interesting reading of late, and here are a few links I thought you might enjoy: The Young Michelangelo in the NewsNaples, Italy:  In the last few weeks there's been a lot of dicussion about my favorite artist, Michelangelo.  First, Italy declared a wooden crucifix of...
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May.22.2009
I have a fun surprise on my home blog today:  a video of the locations in Angels & Demons.  Check it out here: http://aknickerson.blogspot.com/2009/05/photo-friday-romes-angels-demons-video.html
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