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East Meets West A kind of marriage between Asia and Europe as my life yo-yo's between the two this year! It's about the contrasts and similarities and especially the Art, Culture and Food.

Singapore. Lanterns and Snakes!!

ITALY | Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | Views [636]

It's Singapore and the Chinese New Year. Everyone is on holiday for an extended four day weekend and there are red lanterns, fireworks and snakes everywhere. It would appear that some people are not very happy because it is the year of the snake.  ... Read more >

Tags: celebrations

Photos: Singapore

ITALY | Saturday, 9 Feb 2013 | Photo Gallery

Photos fro holiday in Singapore
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ITALY | Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | Views [700]

  Orvieto, one of Umbria's majestic towns will certainly take you a good day's exploration. To be honest a whole day is just not sufficient and also too much especially during the summer months. There is just so much to see and do! ... Read more >

Tags: donkey well, duomo, eutruscan, medieval, orvieto

Photos: Italy

ITALY | Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

Umbria and Tuscany
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Tags: castiglione, montepulciano, orvieto, painting, passignano, tuscany, umbria

So what night is it???

ITALY | Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | Views [545]

Gosh, Italy can be confusing! If I had been dropped here on Saturday night (the 5th) I wouldn't have had a clue what month, let alone what day it was. There were stockings hanging up ready to be filled (Christmas Eve?) and excited ... Read more >

Tags: assisi, celebrations, children, epiphany, witches

Things NOT to say in Italy!

ITALY | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2013 | Views [672]

Italian is a great language. Dead easy to pronounce in that, with a very few exceptions, it sticks to the rules. On the other hand there are lots of very similar sounding words which have completely different meanings. Take the humble ... Read more >

Tags: doughnuts, festa, italian, pasta, pizza, pronunciation

Once upon a time ......

ITALY | Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Views [397]

So how did we come to be in Italy?  It is a bit like a fairy story!  Once upon a time there was a young girl who longed for a holiday where it never rained, where you didn't spend days sat reading trapped in a car on some boring headland ... Read more >

Tags: camping, castel rigone, holidays, medieval

Photos: SammyJo

ITALY | Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | Photo Gallery

Pics of me and friends and Family
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Italy has SO many stray cats, this little kitten had found a home in the restaurant La Cantina in Castiglione del lago.

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