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Tales from the road: Sorrento where the sky grieves with us


We arrive at Hotel Regina, a jewel box by the sea in Sorrento, where a two day day storm of infinite beauty and fury commences. Andy’s cold also begins its furious, dripping journey. We are holed up in our glass encased … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Lake Como and Bellagio


Now I get what the big deal is! Our last day in Milan before the long slog home, we decided to take the one hour train ride to Varenna to see Lake Como and see what all the fuss was … Continue reading

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Tales from the road: Milan style, shopping and EXPO


   Above: Sacred and profane side by side in Milano Milan is the perfect place to imprint all the experiences of our journey through northern Italy. We arrive by train to a bustling, stylish metropolis full of contradictions. After settling in … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Genoa- where pesto and seafood rule


Genoa: not your father’s salami Sept 7 & 8    Arriving in Genoa at night, our first impression of this maritime city was “what a dump.” Every cliche of seedy harbors sprung to mind with visions of whores, hustlers, homeless, … Continue reading

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Tales from the Road: Listening to Klezmer in the Ghetto


Bologna Sept 4 & 5 One of the motifs our of Bologna stay besides indulging in vast gluttony was discovering the Jewish ghetto area. We spent some our first day wandering the maze of  medieval alleys where we thought the … Continue reading

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Biking Waterland. And “The Incident.”


Wherein we leave the velocity ( or Velo-City) of Amsterdam by biking in the countryside. It took three countries and as many tries before I finally got my farmers market fix. First, enroute to Santiago de Compostela last weekend, we … Continue reading

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You say tapas. I say pinxtos. Our weekend in Santiago de Compostela


Saturday, June 14 After consuming every variety of bacalau (cod) and octopus in Portugal, we were ready for our weekend escape to the Galician foodie paradise and pilgrimage Mecca of Santiago de Compostela (SDC) We had a plush hotel right … Continue reading

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