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Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Etna Experience

Mount Etna. What does that bring to your mind? Drama and eruptions? When we planned our trip to Catania, Sicily, a visit to Mount Etna was highest priority for me. … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Le Ciminiere and Museo dello Sbargo, Catania

In the spring of 1943, Allied forces from Britain, USA and Canada landed in Sicily and engaged the troops of Mussolini and Hitler. Today we visited the interesting museum that … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Giardino Bellini, Catania

We emerged from the Fera ‘o Luni markets into Piazza Stesicoro. I was enamored by the charm of the piazza. We took a short break at the bubbler before delightedly … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

First impressions of Catania in June

Over the past 11 months I’ve come to appreciate living in Trondheim, Norway. Mid summer is amazing because it is never dark. However, the sun is never hot and we … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Norwegian summer road trip

It’s midsummer in Norway and the ideal time for a road trip. The sun barely sets and it’s never dark. Add to that equation two Australians and you have the … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

Michael Booth has lived in Denmark for about 10 years with his Danish wife and 2 children. You’d think that he would be careful about what he says about Denmark, … Continue reading

June 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Summer hiking in Trondheim

Working 80% is a wonderful thing. You should try it! I use my day off to hike with my husband. We reconnect with each other and nature and we stay … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · 2 Comments

Vømmølfestivalen

Vømmølfestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival that began in 1995. It’s held Verdal in Nord-Trøndelag. The festival was inspired by Hans Rotmos and features a parade of floats of people dressed from past agrarian … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · Leave a comment