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Sardegna – Part 2

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Alghero was nice enough but we really wanted to explore some other areas so we decided to go South from Alghero to Bosa. It’s not too far away, about 50 km (30 miles) along a scenic coast road reminiscent of Highway 1 in California that runs along the Pacific Ocean. Like that road it is […]

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Sardegna

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

In English for some reason, like other place names, this island’s name changes to Sardinia. And no, it’s now where sardines come from. It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean sea (after Sicilia – Sicily – another mysterious name change). It was one of 4 of the Italian regions that I’ve not visited. […]

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Private Bologna Tour

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

For years I have volunteered in a program at the central library to talk with people who wish to practice their english. One of my regulars for probably at least 5 years is Roberta a tour guide a bit younger than me. By now we know each other quite well. So I asked her recently […]

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The Gran Balon

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

I mentioned in one of the previous posts, a flea market in Torino called the Balon. After a bit of research I found that “balon” is a piemontese word for “ball”. The wikipedia description is a bit murky about how this became the name for the market. So the Balon occurs every weekend. But only […]

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