Monthly Archives: April 2013

Accidents on the Road

You don’t expect anything to go wrong when you’re on vacation, but life happens. Our first small emergency, fortunately for us, took place in Cagliari in Sardinia. When I did my usual morning tooth flossing, I felt one of the … Continue reading

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More Murals from Sardinia

The murals in Orgosolo really were interesting and well done. Here are a few more samples of what we found. There’s a variety of themes and styles, too.

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The Big City—Cagliari

Downtown Cagliari We spent our last three days in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia. It’s a large city, for the island, with about 150,000 people living in the city, but almost 500,000, when you count the surrounding area. For such … Continue reading

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A Few Towns in Sardinia

Laconi Most of the towns in Sardinia are small and quiet, especially when you venture into the center of the island. Having a car for part of our trip gave us the opportunity to get out into the countryside to … Continue reading

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Walks in Sardinia

Sardinia is a big island and we won’t cover even half of it. But, this map shows the four main areas we’ll see. Right now we’re on the east coast in the Ogliastra area (right side of the map). We … Continue reading

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Easter in Sardinia

We took a short flight from Milan to the town of Alghero on the northwest side of Sardinia. Alghero was a Spanish stronghold for many years and you see the Spanish influence in their architecture, food and street signs, often … Continue reading

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Milan has often served as an arrival or departure city for Italy and nothing more. It seemed too big, confusing and modern for our tastes. But the last time we passed through, we had more time to explore the old … Continue reading

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