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The Great Gelato Experiment

Though Italy has many other things on the gastronomic menu besides the stereotypical pizza, pasta and gelato, they are a big part of the food life here. Gelato, not to be confused with ice cream, is a beautiful thing, and I have made it my mission to sample the various flavours of gelato and share my appreciation.

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You never know till you try

Sometimes when we are trying to learn something, we focus on the small steps, the little bits and pieces that will get us to the grand goal. But sometimes we need to shake things up, and try something bold. Try something that sounds nearly impossible and definitely out of reach.

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Water in Italy

Now I have never been much of a water person, and by that I mean drinking water. I don’t like the ‘taste’ of water But I have started developing a water habit since I’ve been in Italy. Not that I have developed any particular love for it, but water is kind of part of living in Italy.

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Even startuppers need to fit in exercise

Few people will actually try to deny that exercise provides great value. Of course, in the startup world, it is easy to say you don’t have time to exercise. But, in the same way that you pay attention to your startup, you need to pay attention to your body and brain.

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Making a city good for tourists

One of the things I observed in my recent road trip, was how the cities we visited accommodated tourists. I saw certain patterns over and over that made some cities more enjoyable to visit than others. I look forward to the redevelopment of Kingston’s downtown area and hope that some consideration will be given to increasing the tourism potential of our capital city as well.

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Road Trip Reflections and Tips

Having completed my first ever major road trip (two weeks through the Balkans), I am home in Italy, and have had some time to start reflecting on the experience. One road trip does not make me an expert, but I share what I have observed and figured out.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 14

After the exhausting day yesterday, waking up to pack my bag for the last time was a relief. My tour of Slovenia, and the road trip, ended with a visit to a Renaissance castle built within a cave mouth. Nothing like a snapshot of history to wrap up what has been an enlightening trip.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 13

From a typical Slovenian dessert to beautiful waterfalls, my day in Slovenia contained some fascinating “attractions”. This continued in my tour of the capital where I found interesting history, many statues, and stories galore behind this small city of Ljubljana.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 12

Historic towns and cities, amazing waterfalls and a water castle – sights seen as we completed the main phase of the road trip, with all parties well satisfied and well tired.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 11

A quiet Muslim holiday leads to some short sightseeing and rest, but the night out is filled with hilarity and music. Sarajevo left me with some unforgettable memories of the people in the Balkans.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 10

Bosnia and Herzegovina greets me with a religious pilgrimage, peak temperatures and the battle scars of war. I survived all of them feeling far more reflective and thankful, but saddened by the wars waged over claiming a right to others.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 9

Little to tell besides today was great. No complaints about the day I just had. Every road trip needs one of these days. It helps you get ready for what is definitely the harder part of the trip.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 8

Heading up into the mountains before breakfast to find a mausoleum which has 460 steps? I think not! Luckily, we didn’t but it was one hell of a walk. We then also walked out all of the Old City of Dubrovnik. If I never see another set of stairs after this trip it will be too soon.

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Balkan Road Trip – Day 7

From Christian relics in Cetinje, to luxury beaches in Sveti Stefan, to crowds galore in Budva, Montenegro has been a varied place to visit. Not sure I necessarily want to visit it again, but it has been an interesting day.

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