This is a companion book to “Italy, Egypt, Turkey, Oh My!” in the Alexander Co. Abroad series. A book filled with photos from Italy as we explored Venice and Rome, one of our first trips abroad after moving to the U.A.E. Our trip starts in Venice, known as the floating city and once home to Marco Polo and the infamous Casanova. Traveling by train, we arrive in Rome for an eye-opening experience of the ancient Italian capital. Exploring a top five bucket list destination is hard to describe and harder to document. The idea was to capture both world famous attractions and everyday life as it happened.
About the Author
Rick D.Jolly is from Taylorsville, North Carolina, the eldest of three sons raised in a blue collar family. Married to Samantha White-Jolly, they lived in Hickory, North Carolina before moving to the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. He opened several social media accounts as a way to relate his experiences to family and friends, posting videos and pictures with firsthand accounts of trips in the UAE and Europe. After several years of living abroad he used previous online posts to help write a series of books called "Alexander County Abroad" with various subtitles to describe each location. The title comes from the county he was born in, Alexander, a small rural county in western N.C. primarily a farming region. A place where most residents rarely venture pass state lines and never travel out of the country or "lord have mercy" a Muslim Country.