Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This is one way how I plan my trips, I see a magazine article that intrigues me and the next opportunity I have, I'm there. I watched the movie, 'The passion of the Christ', loved the location and the next year I was there, in Matera, Italy where the film was shot. Matera is also one of my all time favorite places.
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Monday, May 30, 2011
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Saturday, May 28, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I remember when we first told friends that we're going to Sicily, everyone was surprised, 'why Sicily, they asked?' It's as if there isn't anything in Sicily. How would they know, they haven't been there? The right thing to say is, 'why not.' Why not Sicily. I guess all anyone know about Sicily was the poverty and how so many of them left to go to America. But Sicily hasn't always been poor. There were a time when Sicily was so very prosperous as evident in the glorious churches, palaces and villas. And the wonderful thing is they are all still there for visitors to go see. This reads like I'm paid to promote Sicily. No, I'm doing it for free. I'll just keep on going, keep on traveling.
I just checked the Turkish Airlines website, we're all set to go to Turkey for the second time next month. To Eastern Turkey this time. A friend in Istanbul just emailed for us to be careful, there might be PKK activity there, they kidnap tourists. I told one of my nephews who will be traveling with us, 'hey, if that happens, there'll be a book in there...' PKK are the Kurdish separatists movement fighting for a Kurdish state.