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Catania you say? Surely that’s not correct; it must be CAN-TA-NIA! Said in a very broad, very Australian accent? No you are mistaken, as was I when somehow on the phone to Chanch I decided to pronounce it in the latter version, of course it was a joke I chuckled…it seems you can take the girl out of country Australia, but not country Australia out of the girl! 1,662 more words


Apulia - kick off your heals

My friend Natty decided to celebrate entering her 30’s in Gallipoli Puglia, so 18 family and friends made the journey to join her on this great occasion. 1,777 more words


Florence: What Do Leonardo da Vinci, Roberto Cavalli, Donatello and Michelangelo Have In Common?

Florence is celebrated worldwide as the birthplace of Italian Renaissance. Having been there myself, I could not agree more with the positive reviews that travellers have for this beautiful artistic city. 574 more words

My Journal

Roma, Then and Now

August is here and the European cruise season is in full force! Despite the heat and summer crowds, the Mediterranean itineraries are my favorite. From Barcelona to Istanbul, the countries adorning Mediterranean Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas are a treasure trove of architectural masterworks, history, cultural diversity, and spellbinding natural beauty. 1,170 more words

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Souvenirs (#20)

Rows of colourful souvenir shops, cafés and restaurants line the lagoon in Venice. My impression of  Venetian attitude towards tourists  is one of benevolent tolerance. … 14 more words