#1889 – Post-PhD Trips (Part IV: Roma)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Getting There To go to Rome, we took the business class high-speed Frecciarossa train from Firenze – Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini. As…

#1887 – Post-PhD Trips (Part III: Firenze)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille A Day in Firenze To get from Cinque Terre to Firenze, we took the regional train from Riomaggiore to La Spezia, then a first…

#1884 – Post-PhD Trips (Part II: Cinque Terre)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Background To me, Cinque Terre was the main destination of this trip to Italy. So in the planning stage, we tried to schedule our other…

#1882 – Post-PhD Trips (Part I: Genova)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6.Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Getting to Genova There was no direct Amsterdam – Genova flight on the day of our travel so we had to transit at Paris –…

#1878 – Post-PhD Trips (Introduction)

ENGLISH Posts in the Post-PhD Trips series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Genova 3. Part II: Cinque Terre 4. Part III: Firenze 5. Part IV: Roma 6. Part V: A Weekend in Marseille Two weeks ago, I had my PhD defense and graduation which my parents and brother attended as well. When planning for the trip here, as…

#1828 – Side Stories from My September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe

ENGLISH Posts in the September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Bucharest 3. Part II: A Romanian Wedding 4. Part III: The Dracula Castle Tour 5. Part IV: Aegean Airlines and Athens 6. Part V: Santorini In this post, I would like to share some side stories from the European part of…

#1816 – September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe (Part V: Santorini)

ENGLISH Posts in the September 2016 Sabbatical Trip: Europe series: 1. Introduction 2. Part I: Bucharest 3. Part II: A Romanian Wedding 4. Part III: The Dracula Castle Tour 5. Part IV: Aegean Airlines and Athens 6. Part V: Santorini *** I bet most Santorini pictures you have seen are taken in the town of Oia…