The president of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, has been in town for more than a week. Except for the extra security around the house, and reporters occasionally standing outside the house doing interviews, you would hardly even know … [ Continue reading... ]
This last week has mostly been devoted to moving into and getting things settled in our new apartment. It took 5 trips to move all our belongings here. We were walking and rolling carry-on luggage about a … [ Continue reading... ]
Coming here was surprisingly uneventful. We stepped off the plane in Olbia, collected our bags, and stepped into a whole new world! — moving from Texas to Italy. Our school set us up with a driver. He … [ Continue reading... ]
Some places just have a vibe about them. You can feel it when you go there. It’s in the air — or something. There’s just something special about the place, something perhaps a little other-wordly, something….
The castle marketed to the public as “Dracula’s Castle” is actually Bran Castle, a fortress perched high on a mountain above the town of Bran in Romania. It sits at the border between the Romanian regions … [ Continue reading... ]
So devastated about the earthquake in Italy. We were in Umbria two years ago this week, not very far from where the earthquake struck today. Lovely countryside, and many tiny villages with buildings almost 1,000 years old.