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A lovely vacation in Anzio

According to Encyclopædia Brittanica; the town of Anzio is of uncertain origin; according to legend, it was founded by Anteias, son of the Greek chieftain Odysseus, and the enchantress Circe. It … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lazy days in Anzio 

Tuesday was the day of Saint Anthony of Padova and so we were unable to visit the archeological museum in Anzio. No signs were up explaining why it was closed … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Exploring Nettuno 

Villa Borghese, Nettuno  After a lazy and very enjoyable day at Anzio beach on Sunday with visitors from Rome then evening in the village centre among the street food markets … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Anzio – Tirrena beach and the street food markets

Tirrena private beach My family have left Norway permanently. We have flown to Rome for a final vacation in sun-drenched Italy before they fly to Australian winter and I return … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

The Golem and the Jinni takes the reader on a ride from pre-WWI Poland,Germany and New York to pre-10th Century Syria among the Bedouin. This is an ambitious undertaking but … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – A Ride to Khiva by Frederick Burnaby

Frederick (Fred) Burnaby was a Colonel in the British Army. It was the summer of 1874 and he was in the Sudan when he read a newspaper article stating that … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Oslo and Stavanger 

On our final day in Oslo we had the option of catching the early train and arriving home in the afternoon or having a slow start to the day and … Continue reading

June 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 3 in Oslo

Our 3rd day in Oslo started in a relaxing way with a leisurely and satisfying breakfast at the hotel.  We eventually set off for a day of exploring around the harbour. … Continue reading

June 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Day 2 in Oslo 

We slept well at Scandic Byporten and had a relaxed breakfast at the Egon restaurant next door (included in the room rate) with our friend before heading off in separate … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

First impressions of Oslo

We caught the train to Oslo from Bergen and arrived at 14:30 in full sunshine. We had booked a family room at Scandic Byporten because it was competitively priced, includes breakfast, has … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 2 Comments