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scenic view of Alhambra
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Seduced by Stairs

Despite being afraid of heights, I feel an intense urge to climb every staircase I encounter. I've climbed stairs to walk along the ledge of the Musegg Wall in Lucerne. I climbed to the roof of the Alcazaba at the Alhambra in Granada. I took the dome tour at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City  ...

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San Pietro in Vincoli
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Walking around Rome

Rome is hot. And hilly. My first visit to Rome I under-estimated how hot and how hilly. My first visit to Rome was a brief stop to visit my cousin between the airport and Termini train station to go up to Soriano nel Cimino for a week's stay. My cousin lived in the Aventine part of Rome, so I  ...

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