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Expect the Unexpected in Italy - Part II

Although our tour included lunch later at a farmhouse turned tourist attraction we decided to find out what porchette was after our guide pointed out a little butcher shop.  He said the sandwiches were divine and a local specialty.  Pork?  How could we pass it up?

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Taking a Break, Heading to my Chocolate Drawer

Only my family and closest friends know I have a chocolate drawer.  There's a reason for that.  I don't mind sharing, but only with my family and closest of friends.  Only my favorite chocolates make the drawer:  the stuff I hoard for those times

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Sunshine and Gelato, the Perfect Companions

The town of Amalfi from the sea

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Shorts and Salad and now Me in Capri

Our second stop in Italy on this cruise was the port of Sorrento.  We hopped on a hydrofoil and decided to take a day trip to Capri since none of us had been there.  This was another stop I had really been looking forward to, because I'd fallen in love with the images in the film The Talented Mr.

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Sicily by way of Messina

Our first trip to Sicily a few years ago was a stop in Taormina.  It's a much better choice for first timers with its amazing views from the Greek/Roman Theater of Mount Etna and the sea.  The town is small with shops and restaurants lining the hilly streets.  In one shop we bought a kitchen clock that some Sicilian potter had made with a ring of colorful fruit painted on it.

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Talking Turkey for the Last Time

or should I add ... until next time?  Kusadasi was our final Turkish port.  It was where we got off to visit Ephesus, where we experienced more Turkish hospitality at the restaurant where we stopped for lunch with recommendations for beer and an unanticipated plethora of spiced dishes to sink our bread and teeth in

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Leaving Istanbul with a Wonderful Taste in our Mouths

Pomegranite cart in Istanbul

Fresh squeezed pomegranite juice available throughout city.

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BlogFire Guild on ArtFire Celebrates 2 Years!

Did I hear it was someone's birthday?!  Gotta go get a cupcake to celebrate! 

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