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:

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.


A ramshackle corner of Cagliari.


Some over-decorated church.


Italian cows just love to be sliced up and eaten.


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


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


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


This was my favourite: pecorino cheese and honey.


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!


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.


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

The lamp in our garden attracted various species of wildlife.


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.


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.



4 thoughts on “Seen in Sardinia

  1. J September 3, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    That cow getting sliced up is HILARIOUS and somewhat disturbing.


  2. William Harp September 3, 2013 / 7:14 pm


    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


    • simonlitton September 3, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      Hi William.

      Try the European Schools. Even if they have no positions open at the moment I know for a fact that they’re always looking. Go to, for example, and look around for a contact address. Good luck.


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