Off to Sicily and Greece

It’s been said that to know the real Italy, one must meet Sicily. So one week from tomorrow Gino and I will be on a plane headed to Palermo.

For ten days we will traverse the island, seeking out architecture and ancient ruins, tasting the local foods and wines, but most of all meeting the people and feeling the breath of their daily lives.

Then it’s off to Greece for another 10 days, first arriving in Athens where we are very excited to meet up with friends from Finland. Then the two of us will take off in a rented car to explore the eastern and southern end of the Peloponnese: Ancient Corinth, Epidaurus, Naplion, Mistras, and other exotic sounding names.

The cobbles are calling, the towers are beckoning, the maps are packed.

As I can, I’ll be sending periodic ramblings from the road via internet cafes.

We’ll see you in Sicilia!
Melinda & Gino

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