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Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

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Crostini
Location: Montone, Perugia, Italy

 

Italian Crostini

 
Crostini are small slices of crisp and crunchy bread served as part of a meal. In Italian, it means “little toasts” and usually topped with cheese, nuts, vegetables and even meats.

During our trip to Italy, we had the pleasure of visiting a family in Montone where we spent part of afternoon with the owner searching for truffles in his farm.

Black Truffles
Black Truffles

 
Truffles are wild mushrooms that grow underground. They are hard to find without the aid of a trained dog who can smell them.

For dinner, we were offered crostiniK with truffles on top. It was such a special treat that we couldn’t thank the family enough for their hospitality.

March 17, 2019 at 9:17 am 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Give Me Euro Or Give Me Dollar

Statue of Liberty
Location: Rome, Italy

 

March 4, 2019 at 9:18 am 8 comments

Wordless Wednesday: The Flock Meets the Road

Flock on the Highway
Location: Enna, Sicily, Italy

 

May 28, 2018 at 9:29 am 11 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Tree with Twisted Trunk
Location: Paestum, Salerno, Campania, Italy

 
I found this tree when we visited the ancient Greek city of Paestum in Southern Italy. It didn’t appear to have aged gracefully suffering from fate’s twists and turns.

Could it be as old as the nearby ruins dating as far back as 450 BC? I don’t think so, but all was well. Its location gave it an opportunity to stand out and be noticed. Besides, it did provide a nice shade to rest under on a hot and sunny day.
 

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May 25, 2018 at 8:53 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

Clotheslines

Location: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
 
Whenever I travel, I bring along a pocket camera. It’s good enough for me since I have no patience fiddling with settings and stuff. Just like typical tourists, I tend to point and shoot indiscriminately, thanks to the availability of memory cards that can store thousands of pictures. If there’s one thing that differentiate me from the others, it’s that I don’t take selfies.

Even with an outstanding guide, distractions can happen on a tour. When they occur, a pocket camera can be your friend. Just draw and fire at will to save them for posterity.

Seeing the familiar in unfamiliar places provides a pleasant distraction to me. It could be as simple as the sight of clothes hanging out to dry. For one thing, it reminds me of the place I grew up in the Philippines. On the other, it’s gratifying to experience this common thread that binds people regardless of geography and distance.

As for any distraction that has become more of an inconvenience than anything else, I suggest that you treat it as part of the experience. Who knows? Many years down the road, when time has smoothened its rough edges, you’d be able to remember it with fondness.

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