Slice of Life Story Challenge -March 30 Italian Adventures Await
Tomorrow, my wife, Vicki and I have the good fortune to be flying to
After 5 days exploring the eternal city, we travel to Priaiano on the Singapore Amalfi Coast
for a week, before ending our break with a week in Cefalu in . Sicily
I consider myself most fortunate to be able to travel in this way. I do not take it for granted. My parents could never afford to travel this way. Holidays were few and never exotic when I was a child. I recall three occasions when we went ‘away’ during my childhood. -None of them more than two hours from home.
My Dad only traveled overseas as a consequence of his involvement in W.W.2 and my Mother, only left her home state once in her entire life. She took a bus trip to
with her mother to visit her sick aunt. She was an adult when this trip took
place. She crossed state borders just that one time. Dad, rarely talked about the places he
visited during the war years, and it was easy to understand why. Canberra
So, travel adventures are embraced with gusto. Vicki and I have had the great fortune to visit
on multiple occasions. We consciously try to explore a new region each time. I
must admit though, it is always a joy to return to Italy and spend a few days exploring new
places and making discoveries. That is part of the adventure. Romans have the
great fortune to live in a museum! Rome
This time, we have arranged to participate in a tour of the eternal city on the back of classic Vespa motor scooters! We have also booked in to visit the Villa Borghese gardens with our trusted guide Riccardo. Riccardo is an expert in Roman antiquities and his knowledge heightens the learning experience. The time we spend in his company passes so quickly, and he brings to our attention things we would otherwise miss with our untrained eyes.
The second week involves a birthday celebration in Praiano on the
A friend is celebrating a significant birthday, so we are privileged to have
been invited to join her to share in this special moment -a chance to explore a
new area of Amalfi Coast .
We have previously driven along the coast, but never stayed there. What a great
opportunity this will be. We can’t wait to return to Italy Capri,
where we stayed with friends in 2010. It will be wonderful to see them again.
The final week involves a return to Cefalu in
-a place we previously visited in 2006 while living in . We always harboured a wish to
revisit this coastal gem of a town one day, so this will be a long awaited dream. Places to explore, places to photographs, places to write about. A chance to discover. New York
So the suitcases are out and the decision making has begun. The checking has commenced and the anticipation is building. We are primed to launch the next adventure!
|A selection of my 2012 photographs showing scenes from |
the area near