10 Things Not To Do When Visiting Another Country

When visiting a foreign country it's best not to:  Pronounce the country's citizenship publicly and loudly in a stupid and intentionally mistaken way.  ie: Italianios is not a cute way of saying Italians, Cheelatoes is not Italian ice cream (gelato), it shows disregard and ignorance... unless you are 5 or 6 years old.  Announce to … Continue reading 10 Things Not To Do When Visiting Another Country

THE Rome Trip

Full caps on THE in the title because we did it big.  Tour of the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and the big surprise to me was Rafael's hall of paintings. Simply amazing and to be able to share the experience with two people we truly enjoy spending time with was a big bonus. … Continue reading THE Rome Trip

November 2016 – Pompeii to Prague

The calendar in November was pretty darn full which tends to happen towards the end of the year, December is looking a bit crazy too!  This is going to be a bit of a long post so grab a cuppa tea and get comfy. The first weekend of November the husband and I went on … Continue reading November 2016 – Pompeii to Prague

Sicily – Like Going Home

When we found out we were going to be stationed in Italy I about fell over with excitement and anticipation.  Partly because ... Europe!  But partly also because my mother's side of the family all hails from Sicily - and my dad's bloodline comes from a humble mining village in the Slovakian mountains, I'm working on … Continue reading Sicily – Like Going Home

From Capua to Capua

We live in ancient Capua which is now called Santa Maria Capua Vetere and is about 10 minutes from now Capua (I know it's a bit confusing) so we took a day to go see the small town a few minutes away and it is beautiful.  Click on this link for a decent explanation of the … Continue reading From Capua to Capua