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Shutter Love Sunday – Copenhagen, Denmark

 Copenhagen, Denmark   Aug 20, 2017    By

What you are seeing is a replica elephant slide from Pripyat, the now Ukrainian ghost town that residents evacuated decades ago due to Chernobyl. The original slide has appeared on a few lists showcasing the creepiest abandoned amusement parks in the world. Though left by humans, I read recently that the animal population in Pripyat […]


11 Things To Love About The Istrian Coast

 Croatia,road trip   Aug 18, 2017    By

I recently wrote about the hill towns of the Istrian Peninsula. That is the inland experience, but the coast has a different feel altogether. What struck me was how clean and pristine everything was, reminding me of posh resort towns in California frequented by Hollywood actors and executives. Flowers in bloom lined the streets, and […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]