Seen in Sardinia

Here I am, back from two and a half weeks in Italy, with a random selection of non-traditional holiday snaps.

I developed an alarming skin condition in Sardinia:
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Did you guess? I sat on the sofa for a while with my back pressed against a small cushion with a traditional relief design on it. Which I now have on me.

During a brief stop in Muravera I spotted this mural, which seems keen to tell us how technologically with-it and socially progressive (note the flag on the cottage roof) local farmers are.

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A ramshackle corner of Cagliari.

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Some over-decorated church.

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Italian cows just love to be sliced up and eaten.

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As do horses, especially when they’re used as pizza toppings (see “Sa Schironada”).

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The toilets in Cagliari airport are so complicated to navigate you need to consult a map.

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A local gelateria, which offered two new flavours every day.

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This was my favourite: pecorino cheese and honey.

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Fancy some of the local “mirto” liqueur, but don’t feel able to finish off a whole bottle? Then just buy this handy single serving sachet, complete with straw!

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The main reason we went to Sardinia, of course, was the sea. Here’s the water on the beach less than a hundred metres from where we were staying.

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Here’s a video version, complete with rippling motion and wave-lapping sounds.

The lamp in our garden attracted various species of wildlife.

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And two Seen In Genova: a handy map on a t-shirt. Note that the map is upside-down, to make it easier for the wearer to consult it on his/her wanderings.

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As our ferry arrived in Genova we passed by one of the large Mediterranean cruise ships. Note the curling swimming pool tube, with a transparent section where it shoots out over the edge of the ship.

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4 Responses

  1. That cow getting sliced up is HILARIOUS and somewhat disturbing.

  2. Simon.

    Saw this on the Belgian Expat site and thought I’d reach out. My wife just accepted a position in Brussels. I am in Education (16 year teacher) with experience of having lived and worked abroad (6 years in Germany). I am currently networking anything and everything that I can in the hopes of hooking up a job. So, might you have any contacts there in Education (private schools, international, public, language)? I would very much appreciate ANY help or guidance that you might give. I thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon. Make it a great day.

    Yours Sincerely,

    William Harp

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