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One step at a time

Moving home is never easy although I guess it can be a lot worse than what we’ve experienced over the past year. It’s taken much more mental energy than I would have thought possible and it’s also been somewhat distracting. … Continue reading

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Sicily – a last fling; Modica

A blog ought to make a reasonable effort at being contemporaneous; this post isn’t – it’s more an excuse for posting some photographs. As soon as I’d left Sicily I was travelling again and a note closing the island adventure … Continue reading

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Sicily – Taormina, tourists and tears

We were advised to avoid Taormina and – to not miss it; it would be spectacular, we were told, but crowded; awash with tourists but with a Teatro Greco [which is actually Roman but never mind] not to be missed. … Continue reading

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Sicily – birding a bare island

There are birds to see in Sicily although it doesn’t appear so at first glance. Aside from some crows and starlings we saw none on fence posts, none flying overhead and none in the fields during our initial bumpy introduction … Continue reading

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Sicily – down on the farm

The guy at the car rental desk didn’t say ‘forget about it’ once, which was disappointing. This was, after all, the land that spawned mobsters and, ultimately, The Sopranos. We’ve spent a lot of time in Italy and, on occasion, … Continue reading

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Sicily – forget about it

A trip to Sicily has been on the back burner for quite a while and here I am, at last. The Mediterranean’s largest island has been high on my list of places to visit, not least because of the combined … Continue reading

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Island life

If Bornholm was in the Mediterranean or Caribbean it would probably be described as a pearl, in the manner that quaint and verdant holiday islands are. You’ve read it in travel brochures and possibly the less than objective Wikitravel.com but … Continue reading

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