PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: # 32

I love this! Spotted in a back alley in Matera, Southern Italy….. XingfuMama posts every Friday morning….. *Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture of the view. *Add a tag “Pull up a […]

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PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2021: #18

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING Ready and waiting….. Otranto, Puglia, Italy To play along: XingfuMama posts every Friday morning. Create a post with a photo of places one sits or might sit, or art about sitting, and maybe a little background or story about the spot or a picture […]

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My Top 10 of Everything – Fabulous Ancient Sites around the Mediterranean

How does one go about selecting just 10 gems!   There are some glaring omissions but I’ve tried to give a geographical spread (obviously there could be 10 sites in Greece alone….or Italy….or Egypt….).   There are sites here from everyone’s bucket list as well as some lesser known treasures.  I’ve visited all ten,  some more than […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

V is for Vesuvius In August 1986 we spent 6 weeks in Italy.  We went as far south as Sorrento which was a great base for the Amalfi Coast,  Capri,  Pompeii and Vesuvius. We’d spent a fabulous day in Pompeii but it was hot – hot – hot!!!  We were exhausted but opted to persevere […]

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