Adopted In Sicily March 25th 2009 We were awakened by a lot of noise and talking at about 3:00am on Monday morning. A few hours later the delicious smell of fresh bread wafted in our window. Later, when it got light and we looked out we realized that one of our neighbours across the narrow street is a bakery. If I can make it over there in my pyjamas by 6:30am I can get a crusty loaf for 1 euro.
We drove the 5km along the shore t ... read more
Europe » Italy » Sicily » Taormina Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
This the travel journal of Darla Thompson & John Rousseau of Mount Vernon, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The latest blog here is our 2012 trip to Vietnam and later visits to Hong Kong and Spain. Below that are entries from our three month trip to Italy in 2009. If you scroll down past the Italy entries you will find the entries we wrote on a 3 month trip to India in 2006. The entries are in reverse chronology - first entry is at the end...latest entries are at the top.... full info