postcards from melbourne, florida

postcards from melbourne, florida

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I had the good fortune to spend the first few months of 2015 in Melbourne, Florida. It has been quite different from my normal travel to big cities, but it has been wonderful!  Melbourne is a city full of nature, beaches, and I have definitely gotten my fill of antiquing (highlighted in upcoming posts).

BEAUTIFUL FROM EVERY ANGLE. florence

BEAUTIFUL FROM EVERY ANGLE. florence

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

GIARDINO di BOBOLI & BARDINI. florence

Giardino di Boboli, part of Palazzo Pitti, is a gorgeous and very expansive complex of manicured gardens.  It is a great way to spend a couple of hours, and can be paired with Giardino Bardini to have a great day outside…bring a picnic!

postcards from boston

postcards from boston

Being away from Boston made me realize how great a city it is!  It’s a fairly small city which makes it very manageable…I’ve been walking almost everywhere, and there is almost no place within the city that can’t be reached in under one hour’s walk.  After living in southern China, the factory capital of the world, I also appreciate a blue sky more & more.  The first day I was back, I kept exclaiming, “Wow, would you look at the sky today?!?!  It’s like a painting!”   A friend is in town visiting, so i played tour guide today.