An Italian Easter

All of a sudden, people are everywhere! Its Easter Sunday in Italy, and after a miserable wet day yesterday, there is not a cloud in the sky today. From completely vacant streets, Italians have emerged from their cold damp stone homes to feel the warmth of the sun. I am here visiting my sister onContinue reading “An Italian Easter”

Malta- a Mediterranean Introduction

Malta is my introduction to Mediterranean culture. I am interested in the popularity and health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, as an example of what terroir or identity of place can offer society, from a pride of growing to consuming foods like locally grown vegetables and typical Mediterranean food, such as capers, olives, sundried tomatoesContinue reading “Malta- a Mediterranean Introduction”

Holiday? Think again!

It takes a little bit to get settled into travelling. Many see travelling as glamorous but it’s hard work. It’s no holiday! That would be when your arrangements are all ready-made, and finding your next meal easy. Each night, I do some reading and research to figure out where I shall go the next day.Continue reading “Holiday? Think again!”

Getting Ready to Go

Is there anything as horrible as starting a trip? Once you’re off, that’s all right! But the last moments are earthquake and convulsion and the feeling that you are a snail being pulled off your rock. Anne Morrow Lindbergh The stress is unreal! It was nothing like this when I departed for 8 months afterContinue reading “Getting Ready to Go”