Category: Italy

Think warm

Posted by October 15, 2012

It’s sweater, snuggle-up-under-a-blanket weather here in Germany. (Already, ugh.) Okay, it’s not that cold—51 degrees— but the air is snappy and the leaves are turning. And we’re to the point where you give up hope of a few warm summer-ish days and start baking just to stand by the oven door. My current strategy for beating the chill: think warm. It’s failing miserably, btw. But…

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There is a saying in Italian. Il dolce far niente. The sweet act of doing nothing. That’s precisely what I’ve done with the pictures from our trip to Italy. Until now. Here it is. The FIRST post on our trip to Italy. I’m not going to wait until everything’s typed or all the galleries are made; it will never get done that way. So, these…

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Travel porn. This photograph was taken in Pompeii on our trip to Italy last year. It’s a fresco on the wall of a home shared by two brothers. (Brothers? Really?) The structure was being restored while we were there. I had to climb over a barrier and sneak back to get this shot. I’ve been kicking around some ideas re: ways to post things quicker….

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I’ve scrapped Naples from our itinerary. For some reason I hadn’t booked it yet. Maybe it was because I’m hard-pressed to name anything that’s in Naples. I finally got to reading the Naples section of Rick Steve’s book. He says: Napes has more than one million people (one third are unemployed), is home of the Camorra crime family, has almost no open spaces or parks…

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