Athens, Greece

Athens is a very interesting city. Due to their recent economic turmoil I was a bit hesitant to go, but since things are only getting worse everywhere around there I might as well go while it is relatively safe. We took the plane from Naples to Athens. The Naples airport is surprisingly very nice and[…]


Vatican City, Europe

     Fun Fact: The Vatican City is interesting because it is a small country within Italy with practically zero security when entering. They don’t stamp your passport either, so I was greatly disappointed. I almost don’t want to write the rest of this post because of that fact alone, but will press on. The ticket entry is[…]


Rome, Italy

         When traveling from Torino to Florence to Rome, I knew that Rome would be the height of my Italian adventures. We stayed with a man named Leonardo, that we found on (Here is his site). The room was everything we could ask for; in a great area, near a supermarket,[…]


11 “Ryan Doble Approved” – Okay Tips

  1. Learn to control your bladder.  There are not many public restrooms and you usually are out and about for hours. 2. Wear good pants or shorts that you can go commando in.  That’s less time cleanin. 3. Resist your primal American need of drinking soda. It is about 3 euros for a half[…]


Il Duomo, Italy

       Il Duomo is a big dusty old church built around 700 years ago and is the pride and glory of the Tuscany region of Italy. The marble gargoyles and saints that line the church are immaculate and while I was sitting in a cafe right across the street I learned more about how[…]

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Florence, Italy

    Florence is definitely my favorite Italian city so far on this trip. Everything is so close and it actually feels like I am in a cliche Italian city.  The Duomo is like a 10 minute walk from my room and on that walk you pass other ancient churches and shops, which are a bit too[…]


Trains From Milan to Torino

Trains in Italy are not my thing. I don’t like the whole system behind it and how limited and surpisingly expensive it is to travel that way. I could see it being convienent sometimes, but if I were to take up perminent residence here in Italy, I would probably just purchase a car and risk it on the[…]

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Torino, Italy

We were picked up by Christian’s French friend Elrick and he started to drive us to Milan. I wasn’t able to reserve a room for us because my internet was super slow and what rooms showed was ridiculously expensive. So after 20 minutes we had a decision to make, Milan or Torino. The decision fell on my[…]


Ticket Site Catastrophe: The Poorer Man’s Solution To Airline Tickets

  When searching for hours and studying up on tickets to Europe I found that the surefire airport to fly into for the cheapest is Milan, Italy. Conveniently this is exactly where I wanted to go. I found it odd that flying roughly 1700 km eastward is cheaper than landing into Spain or Portugal, but[…]