Cosenza, Italy And The Hunt For Capers

Capers in salt

Every year since I can remember, I’ve had a job to do for my Mother and that is to find her capers at Christmas time so she could keep with our Italian family tradition of making caper salad on Christmas Eve. Not just any capers, but capers that are packed in salt and sold in […]

Amanda Knox ‘Overwhelmed’ as She Returns Home to Seattle – Yahoo! News

Perugia courthouse

I spent many days in the Perugia area of Italy last December. I passed by the courthouse where news trucks were staked in anticipation of the outcome of one of the hearings in the Amanda Knox case. The house where the murder took place was not far from the courthouse. I snapped a picture. Today, […]

The stats are in! The Best and Worst List of the Past Year Around the World

The statistics are in. I have tallied the details from my travels the past 12 months. Here are a few stats from August 2010 to August 2011: 20 countries 60 cities (not counting repeats) 85 cities (counting repeats) 12 currencies 38 planes 21 trains 10 boats 1 cruise ship Itinerary and course of travel for […]

Sardinia, Italy

I made a quick stop in Sardinia since I had to travel from Barcelona over to Rome to catch my flight to Athens where I would be meeting up with more friends from the US. Lucky me, a friend I knew from California was there vacationing with her family. Sardinia is beautiful. I was only […]

Pisa and Florence, Italy

Another speed tour through two cities, Pisa and Florence, in a day. This trip is getting exhausting!

Roma!

The Colosseum

Our 8 hour speed tour of Rome. We made it to the Sistine Chapel, The Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum, albeit, we were white knuckled to catch the last train back to the port. We BARELY made it! As the saying goes, if you throw a coin in the fountain, you are sure to return […]

Naples, Pompeii, Positano and Sorrento, Italy

Positano, Italy

The first of our rapid tour days. We stepped off of the boat in Naples and negotiated with the first taxi driver to give us a tour of Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. The best decision we made the whole trip. If you are going on a cruise and want to hire a […]

Rome, Naples and Pompeii, Italy

How do I say, “I am fat” in Italian?? Mio Dio!!! I have eaten myself silly while in Rome. I have been to Rome before, so I am not interested in sightseeing. I am only interested in eating good food, drinking good coffee and wine, finding lbs of capers in salt for my Mom and […]

Venezia. Everyone has a story to tell.

Venice

I decided to fly into Milan from Budapest since the overnight train would have cost me 14 hours, no sleep, and two days on my Eurorail pass. I hopped on a train from Milan to Venice and arrived in the small town of Mestre, just outside the city. It’s a 10 minute train ride to […]

Eat, Pray, Love

The day was long and efficient. Organizing three different bundles to pack. One for my road trip cross country, one for what will be staying with me for the next 6 months and another that will be packed into storage. The downstairs was easy. The real work came when I hit my closet upstairs. What […]

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