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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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Why Rome Is Prettier In Black And White

 Rome, Italy,photography   Jun 30, 2017    By

“Black and white is salt and pepper of colors, for life tastes bland without them.” Some places in the world are better in black and white. Not every city in Europe can be blessed with the colors of Scandinavia, and not every Italian city can be bright and vibrant like Cinque Terre. Rome, with its […]

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Shutter Love Sunday – Florence, Italy

 Florence, Italy,photography   Jun 25, 2017    By

There was a ‘woman power’ exhibit recently at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, which featured works by the late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig. Her paintings were variations on self-portraits, often visually expressing an uncomfortable feeling or emotion. Later in her career she became known when she delved into the body issue debate, as she began […]

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Moving Pictures – Cinque Terre, Italy

 Monterosso, Vernazza, Italy   Jun 23, 2017    By

Translating to ‘Five Lands’, the Cinque Terre offers breathtaking coastal views and a mildly challenging hiking trail that connects five quaint, Italian towns. The first part of the Monterosso–Vernazza hike is the most frustrating, as the uphill trudging will have your glutes screaming. That’s where a saxophonist decided to place himself, allowing the hikers a […]

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Wandering For Wine In Avellino, Italy

 destinations,Italy   Jun 6, 2017    By

“Beer is made by men, wine by God.” I’m not sure I agree with Martin Luther about religion, but that wine quote is spot on! I live in the Avellino Province of Italy, an undiscovered region where tourism is a thing of the future, potentially, not one of the present. I understand their situation. It’s […]

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Moving Pictures – Salerno, Italy

 Italy   Apr 19, 2017    By

Afraid of clowns? You and many other people. Coulrophobics (yes that’s a real word) everywhere watched the recent trailer for ‘IT’ and collectively quivered. I can’t laugh at this phobia, as I have a similar one for puppets, which makes me a pupaphobe…again, a real word. Pinocchio freaked me out as a kid, and watching […]

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Antico Casale – An Italian Hidden Gem For Foodies

 Italy,restaurant   Apr 12, 2017    By

“You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.” – Kurt Vonnegut So here I am talking about food. This isn’t so much a restaurant review as it is a love letter. Nestled in the hills […]

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