Catania – New Friends And New Food

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Margaret Walker I arrived late in the night in Catania and made my way to the hostel.  The next morning I started my major task of doing laundry.  While I was waiting on my clothes, I met a new friend who is also…

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May 25, 2012 - 10:05 pm

Francesca Surace - Hi Jake. Seeing these images brought back fond memories of my native Southern Italy. Thanks for sharing. Of course you can trust the Italians to sell wine on tap!
By the way, horse meat is highly nutritious and very good good for you. It’s popular in the South. Do eat some more of it if you get a chance.
Enjoy and bottoms up!!

May 28, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Peter Parkorr - Hey Jake,
Been waiting to see a few of these pics, they look great! Thanks again for showing me some tips too, I’m seeing photos in a whole new light :D

Agrigento – Ancient Temples, Fashionable Streets, And Friendly Faces

“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” – Thomas Kempis I arrived in Agrigento late in the day and didn’t get to see much the first day other than a load of fashion stores on my way to the hotel.  The next day I…

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Cefalu – Simple Coastal Beauty And Friendly Germans

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” — Leonardo da Vinci After several great days in Palermo, I headed on to Cefalu, a beautiful little town on the northern coast of Sicily, for what was to be one day.  Within two hours I decided to add a second day to my trip. I met two very nice…

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Palermo – Weird fountains and funky bands

“Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other.” – Judy Collins I loved Palermo.  It is a very interesting city.  There were some great things to see.  Especially the opera house used in the closing scenes of The Godfather and the duomo that features 3 very…

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Bari – A Few Hours And Lots Of Fun

“Right before you die, you’ll realize this whole life was about loving people.  And you watched too much television.” – Donald Miller After I left Athens, I headed to the coast and took a ferry to Bari, Italy.  I met an interesting guy from Canada on the ride over. I arrived there and had about…

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May 3, 2012 - 9:45 am

Fara - Love your pics Jake! Keep blogging!

May 13, 2012 - 7:06 pm

Meagan - Hi Jake– I may be way out of line but I think we met for a brief moment in Pisa… So sorry if this is the wrong person. I was going through travel blogs– anyway, Love your blog –even if your not the person I met once.

May 13, 2012 - 8:35 pm

travelogue - Meagan, you’re not out of line at all. I’m glad you found my blog and it’s really good to hear from you. Did you go on to Florence?

Athens Part Two – Tall Hills, Calm Streets, And Hidden Restaurants

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step.  With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson After a long first day in Athens,…

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