Finally got the Italy pictures online. Click here
My luggage finally showed up in the middle of the night. This morning went online and ordered a GSM SIM card reader so I will be able to backup my phone address book. After some research, ended up going with this one. Did some digging around and found the M.U.S.C.L.E. Project(Movement for the Use of Smart Cards in a Linux Environment). Looks like they have the tools I will need to access the card, but I am thinking about writing some front-end integration with one of the GNOME address book APIs.