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ravioli in ariano irpino

Shutter Love Sunday – Ariano Irpino, Italy

 food,Italy,photography   Aug 6, 2017    By

I tried making pasta in June, but it sure didn’t turn out like this. Seriously…this meal was the real deal. Starting with oversized, homemade ravioli generously stuffed with ricotta, then topped with pumpkin, zucchini, tomatoes and pistachios. I have La Pignata to thank, one of the top-rated restaurants in Ariano Irpino. Although home to only […]

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the hill towns of istria, croatia

How To Explore The Hill Towns Of Istria

 Croatia,destinations   Aug 4, 2017    By

The alternate title for this blog is “I found my thrill, on an Istria hill.” What is it about hilltop towns that instantly make people like them? Could you put Detroit on a hilltop and have people call it ‘enchanting’? Maybe these towns inhabit an area of our mind that is obsessed with fantasy and […]

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deboning a fish in rovinj, croatia

Moving Pictures – Rovinj, Croatia

 Croatia,destinations   Jul 28, 2017    By

Rovinj is one of those amazing seaside towns. A place for relaxation, introspection…and indulgence. So many fish in the sea, and thus so many to eat! De-boning a fish is described in this article on HuffingtonPost – “Then, using his spoon, he works his way down the middle of the fish, splitting the fillets in […]

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my village in italy

9 Reasons To Live In An Italian Village

 destinations,Italy   Jul 19, 2017    By

“There you’ll find the place I love most in the world. The place where I grew thin from dreaming. My village, rising from the plain. Shaded with trees and leaves like a piggy bank filled with memories. You’ll see why a person would want to live there forever. Dawn, morning, mid-day, night: all the same, […]

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woman feeding dog in salzburg, austria

Shutter Love Sunday – Salzburg, Austria

 Salzburg, Austria   Jul 16, 2017    By

This is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken. If you told me the pic was from Salzburg, I would’ve guessed a palace, or something with ‘The Sound of Music’. Instead, it shows a woman bonding with a homeless man’s dog. Should I look for deeper meaning? Why not. For a moment, these two people […]

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cinque terre cooking school

Cinque Terre Cooking School – A Review

 Monterosso, Italy   Jul 12, 2017    By

If they ever made a cooking reality show for bumbling, brainless chefs, I might just win. In my life I’ve been fired from two fast food jobs, and been ‘politely removed from the schedule’ at another. I was also a failure as a coffee barista and a dishwasher, before I luckily found my calling in […]

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magic fountain in barcelona, spain

Barcelona, Spain – Videos From ‘The City For Everyone’

 Barcelona, Spain   Jul 9, 2017    By

“One of the great Catalan poets, Joan Maragall, wrote this famous poem in which he called Barcelona the great enchantress, or some kind of sorceress, and in which the city has this dark enticing presence that seduces and lures people. I think Barcelona has a lot of that.” Barcelona is the city for every personality, […]

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