Tag Archives: Italy

When is 90 minutes not 90 minutes?

When is 90 minutes not 90 minutes? When it’s written on a bus ticket, it seems. Ian and I tried to travel to Amalfi from Sorrento, a journey that takes exactly 90 minutes. However the man at the newsagents told … Continue reading

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The Land of the Ancient Myths

We took a walk out of Sorrento centre up to the top of the cliffs, and then followed a cobblestone road back down to the shore, further round the coast from the harbour. Here we had fun scrabbling across the … Continue reading

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Just Like Mamma Makes It

I must admit I was a little dubious when I let my husband talk me into an Italian cookery lesson. There are two reasons why in our house  Ian does the cooking and I do the washing up: Ian is … Continue reading

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Vesuvius

Standing on the cliffs of Sorrento and looking across the beautiful Bay of Naples, it’s hard to imagine the destruction caused by Vesuvius all those years ago. It looks so harmless – just an ordinary mountain and not a very … Continue reading

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German Efficiency – dispelling the myth.

Arriving at Frankfurt airport with 1 ½ hours connection time should have given us plenty of time for a drink and something to eat before boarding the flight to Rome. Arriving five minutes early should have meant an extra few … Continue reading

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