Monthly Archives: June 2009

Things to do on weekends

Thanks to a generous friend of Kate’s, we had tickets to see Madam Butterfly at the Coliseum theater in London’s West End on Saturday night. The theater was amazing!  My knees weren’t a big fan of the “very little leg … Continue reading

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Day tripping

A couple of our day trips provided some intersting sights… the highlights as follows… The bones of St Nicholas in the Cathedral in Trani.  St Nicholas (Santa Clause) was thought to be a fool, but eventually I guess they realised … Continue reading

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Lecce and Gallipoli

From Ruvo we made a trip further south into the heel of the boot that is Italy.  Lecce has a wonderful historic centre within medieval walls.  We holed up an a BnB and tripped around some of the Roman ruins … Continue reading

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Nice!

Here is a fantastic video of Barack Obama swatting a fly, he’s quick!

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Bari and the South

A.k.a. “the bus from hell” Following the wedding that D+N were here for, we all headed south. Italy is about 1000 km from North to South, we were heading almost to the very South some 800 km. We were told … Continue reading

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Chinque Terre

Thursday we headed to the world heritage region of chinque terra. It’s an amazing mountain-ocean area where steep hills meet the Mediterranean sea. The land is terraced and the resulting flat land is farmed. It is thought that if the … Continue reading

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Next chapter…

While D+N did the family thing, Kate and I were left to our own devices. We wandered around Genoa using all means of transport – even the underground. It seems that the underground is a secret. I’m not sure if … Continue reading

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Italy so far has been interesting…

We have been based in Genoa in the North for 5 days. Our inital plans to move about more were put aside for some in depth travelling. Not long after we arrived, D+N got us up in the mountians behind … Continue reading

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