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mexican food in avellino, italy

Euroburrito – Great Mexican Food In Avellino, Italy

 food,Italy   Oct 6, 2017    By

There are few certainties in our world – the sun always rises in the east, death is the inevitable conclusion of life, and Europe has lousy Mexican food. As a former resident of San Diego I can attest to the last one. Southern California in general has incredible Mexican food, but with San Diego’s proximity […]

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cathedral in orvieto, italy

8 Things To Admire About The Orvieto Cathedral

 history,Italy   Sep 7, 2017    By

My first question was – what in the name of the Lord is this ginormous church doing here? Orvieto is a small hilltop town north of Rome. It’s significantly more active than most small towns due to rampant tourism. Scores of day-trippers flock here to sample the Orvieto Classico wine, admire views from the hill, […]

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medieval festival in rocca san felice, italy

Medieval Festival In Rocca San Felice, Italy

 festival,Italy   Aug 31, 2017    By

I’ve been to medieval events before. I watched the grandiose show at Medieval Times in Anaheim, and played the slots at the Excalibur hotel in Vegas. I even visited the Viking Festival in San Diego two years in a row, which had a strong medieval vibe. What all those experiences were missing was a legitimate […]

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restaurant in ravello, italy

Ravello, Italy – Two Restaurants You MUST Visit

 food,Italy,restaurant   Aug 24, 2017    By

The Amalfi Coast sirens were singing, and I was finally listening. My lack of coastal excursions this summer is primarily for three reasons: 1) I don’t like crowds; 2) I’ve already experienced San Diego beaches and the ones in Europe are never as good; and 3) The Amalfi coastal drive is said to be frighteningly […]

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padova medical museum

7 Things I Learned At The Padova Medical Museum

 history,Italy   Aug 11, 2017    By

“Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.” – Hippocrates I’m always learning. Not because I try to, maybe I just never learned that much to begin with, or didn’t maintain the knowledge. I pigeonholed myself into one niche of science, foregoing the others. Therefore when I watch science shows […]

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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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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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