Italy: Capri

Our flight is delayed out of Sicily so we don’t get in to Naples until 12:30am. We got our hotel through our driver that took us to Cercemaggorie 5 days earlier. He is friends with the owner, who waited up for us that night. It definitely pays to make friends with the right people. He […]

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Sicily: Ragazzi/Squad

The last 24 hours in Sicily were a perfect representation of how amazing this place is. My friend Ian’s Sicilian friends were having a BBQ at their beach house. He picks us up 2 hours late with his friend who barely speaks English. Clearly he has adjusted to Sicilian time. We drive over windows down […]

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Sicily: Mt Etna

When the Sicilians speak of Mt Etna it is always as a woman. She is hot, temperamental, gives life but also kills. They definitely respect her. It is hard not to when from every corner we went to you could see her in the distance smoking. As we climbed the mountainous side in a off […]

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Sicily: Taormina

My first night in Sicily was spent trying to translate Italian with 4 new Sicilian friends at my old college roommate’s apartment. I learned the easiest way to connect is to play beer pong. Competition brings out everyone’s excitement and you don’t need to understand the words because context says it all. Thank you for […]

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Italy: The Feast

A feast in Italian means two things; religion and food. First, I will explain the religion then walk you through the food. So apparently centuries ago someone buried a statue of the Madonna because of an approaching war. She was buried with her hands facing outward and stuck into a pot. Whoever buried her must […]

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Italy: Cercemaggorie

In 1928, my great aunt, her 3 brothers and her mother boarded a 2 week long boat ride. They had never left their small town outside of Naples and they definitely did not know English. The braved their way across the Atlantic and into America. They settled in Greensburg, Pennsylvania like many of their old […]

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