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One last look at Rome…

It seems that I’ve recovered from my jet-lag.  This year it was especially bad.  There are actually gaps in my memory from last week.  I took all the right precautions: regular sleep schedule, time in the sun, exercise, lots of … Continue reading

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A sweaty morning in the Forum

Our first order of business today was a tour of the Roman Forum with Professor John Dobbins from the University of Virginia. He has spent many years researching every inch (visible and non) of this very large and important civic … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Restaurants, Taverns and Inns

Today felt quite productive–at least for my team.  After a group tour and lesson on the finer habits of Roman hygiene, courtesy of Mary Meir, we were temporarily delayed by a really nice bakery that lay between us and our … Continue reading

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Gardens, Fugitives, Lapili and Dolia

Today started with ALL of us heading into the Garden of the Fugitives, after it was decided that only a “few” of us should go in, because it’s not clear if our permit allows us to go in at all.  … Continue reading

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New Adventures!

For the next 2 1/2 weeks I’ll be posting from Roma and then Pompeii!  I am returning for a third year to work with the Pompeii Food and Drink Project in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.   After a few … Continue reading

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Finally, the Internet!

Saturday: Sleep in, find cappuccino, pay respects to the “Fugitives” in the garden, walk through forum, go find gelato, jump in pool, La Lanterna in Sorrento for dinner. Today: sleep until 10:00, realize you’ve missed breakfast, find alternate cappuccino, help unload project storage room, take train to Sorrento again… Welcome to the Pompeii Food and Drink Project 2009. Continue reading

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Leaving Tomorrow!

Another year has come and gone!  We fly out of Denver tomorrow morning; an easy train ride from Roma to Napoli; another train to Pompeii and thus begins the 2009 season of the Pompeii Food and Drink Project.  I had … Continue reading

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I made it!

I already met 4 of the F&D directors. They invited me to go to Sorrento with them yesterday – after taking me to an Italian Costco (Auchan Stores). That was quite an experience – I saw a 20 ft long sausage, ground horse meat, and a bin of live pulpo! Not quite the Costco experience you get in Louisville. Sorrento was just like we left it, just not as windy nor as crowded…
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