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Seven days in last September

When I started choosing photos from September 2021 for my monthly calendar post, I realised it won’t go as easy. The first week was so busy that it deserves its own post. This is it.

The proper September 2021 post will follow soon, and on Thursday there will be doors only from this eventful month.

But first, here is the first week as spent in splendid company all the way from Oregon. Crystal and Pedro braved all pandemics, flew in on the last day of August and off we went: two daytrips in Tuscany and then to Slovenia for a few days, only to drop them off in Venice and be reunited in Fiumicino for a farewell dinner on the night before their departure.

Which you will all see now in twenty images. And if you wish for more, here is how Crystal experienced the day when we visited Padua and entered Slovenia. What a most excellent visit all around!

Right now it’s raining gently, uncle declared his swimming season over and will return home soon. And then, who knows when the next visitors come.

Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

14 thoughts on “Seven days in last September

  1. Oh the memories. It’s hard to believe these photos and memories are real, but there they are. We really did pack our days, didn’t we? It’s extraordinary. Thank you thank you. We will never be able to adequately express how grateful we are to you and Amore and your parents and your sister for the huge generosity and love and kindness. Thank you for your adventuring spirit to take us all around Tuscany and Slovenia, and for driving all the way south to give us a ride from Rome to Fiumicino on our last day. ❤

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    1. Crystal, I still find it hard to believe that you two were actually here in the middle of the pandemic. 😀 It just proves that EVERYTHING can be done if one really strives for it. I think we did it perfectly and more than adequately. My mom has high hopes for you as a neighbour. One never knows… Much love.

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      1. My love to you and your precious Mom. I truly do fantasize about being her neighbor. To take it down a notch, Pedro and I thought the pandemic was pretty much over back then. We got lucky and hit a travel window. Yes, it’s still amazing, but we were ignorant about the true nature of the pandemic, ha ha!

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  2. This is what a good time should be, great location, great food, and great friends! This post holds all the brilliance that a holiday should hold, and from the photos, I agree that nothing beats a great home-cooked meal ~ my hat is off to your mother 🙂 It seems you had the perfect ending to the summer of ’21. Wishing you well as we all venture out into autumn ’22. Take care ~

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    1. Hallo, Dalo. 🙂 I’m glad that you find it as brilliant as it felt to us. In the middle of the pandemic and all. It was both, mom and dad, with a slight stress on the latter, who did the cooking but truth be told, none of the food in the pictures was home-cooked. But that was last year. Now, after 3.5 months in Slovenia back to Tuscany and my 2 guardians again. Wishing you a fun autumn too.


  3. Fun Manja, I just finished reading Crystal’s latest post about her recent trip to Idaho with Pedro. We are in the midst of a four month trip around the US and I’m hoping we can see the two of them when we reach Washington/Oregon.

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