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Destination Italy

The sun barely showed up in Norwich in June of 2009 but when I found myself in Sicily towards the end of the month, the sky was unclouded therefore revealing Mr Glorious Sun all day long for everyday of my 2 month stay. The almonds were still green and the fichi dindia (cactus pears or prickly […] Read More

How Italians talk with their hands


Travelling to Italy for the first time or second time? Have you seen an Italian talking without using his hands? They say that in Italy only half of the language is spoken while the other half is communicated by gestures, sometimes in a deliberate and vigorous manner. When I was watching Eat, Pray, Love where […] Read More

An evening in Roma

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En route to Sicily via Rome, travelling with Alitalia from Heathrow, I asked my husband to show me a bit of the Italian capital. We had five hour stopover and I thought we had plenty of time to take a peek of the city, have a meal at a tavola calda and head back to […] Read More

When it comes to art, no one beats the Italians. Well, thats my unsubstantiated opinionand Im jolly proud of it. (Grins) I have always thought flower festivals were like exhibition of flowers from around the world or a parade of flower-covered floats. But Infiorata di Noto updated my outdated ignorance. Its a fusion of street […] Read More

Discovering Historic Sicily


This is just an introduction of my many trips to Sicily. I will post more in the following weeks. Sitting in the far south of Italy, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is just north of Africa. Its location made it a central port for Europe, Africa and the Middle East […] Read More