The Daytripper Series January 30th 2007 This installment is on our daytrip to Gallipoli. This is a picturesque little town on the interior of the heel. It is located on a little cape that is on the coast about half-way between Taranto and S. Maria di Leuca. That is the little town on the tip of heel that we visited. Gallipoli is about an hour and a half from Brindisi if you take the fast strada and about 2 hours taking the road less ... read more
Europe » Italy » Apulia » Brindisi 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
I was sitting in an Irish pub and the crowd was doing singalongs. A friendly chap asked me to stand up and sing and I hesitated. He said to me, "If you don't sing you'll never be one of us. You'll always be just a tourist." So I sang.
I travel to meet the locals and go to the places they hang out for dining, drinking, and fun. I go to be more than just a tourist. Who wants to be treated as "just a tourist?" It is a hell of a lot fun to be more than just that.
In the words of my hero, Anthony Bourdain: "Be a traveller, not a tourist." ... full info