To Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy, Accompanied by Orvieto Classico


Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.

We left Orvieto for Civita di Bagnoregio very early, at 7 a.m. Not used to small distances between cities in the Italian region of Umbria, we found ourselves at the place in half an hour. (From Orvieto to Civita di Bagnoregio: 27 km, 37 minutes by car.)

The Internet is filled with beautiful photographs of Civita di Bagnoregio, therefore we hoped to spend a whole day in this town and make our photos as good as those on the Web! We found a parking lot, paid for the whole day, left the parking ticket under the windshield, and in a good mood went to explore the “dying city.”

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The Annual Family Holidays in England


Do you remember your family holidays near the sea? Not anymore?
Then read this wonderful post by Andrew Petcher.
That will take you back to your childhood.


Family holiday

By Andrew Petcher.

When I was a boy in the 1950s and 1960s family holidays came once a year and were rotated tri-annually between a caravan in Norfolk, a caravan in Cornwall and a caravan in Wales. I’m not being ungrateful because these holidays were great fun and in those days it was all that my parents could afford.

Bad weather didn’t stop us going to the beach however and even if it was blowing a howling gale or there was some drizzle in the air we would be off to enjoy the sea. If the weather was really bad we would put up a windbreak and huddle together inside it to try and keep warm.

Most of the time it was necessary to keep a woolly jumper on and in extreme cases a hat as well and Wellington boots were quite normal. As soon as the temperature reached about five degrees centigrade or just slightly below we would be stripped off and sent for a dip in the wickedly cold North Sea in a sort of endurance test that I believe is even considered too tough to be included as part of Royal Marine Commando basic training.

In the sea

Read the full post on the Andrew’s blog…
You will get a real pleasure.

How to Visit Dubrovnik, Croatia, in Snow


Dubrovnik in snow, Croatia.

Dubrovnik in snow, Croatia.

Do you recognize this view? No? It’s Dubrovnik, but in snow, which is a big rarity for this southern city. Usually, Dubrovnik is full of sun and heat. This is perhaps the most beautiful city of Croatia and certainly one of the most handsome in Europe. Below, you will see its photographs with and without snow.

Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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