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Eastern Calabria

Le Castella The drive from Matera in Basilicata to eastern Calabria was quite long, so we decided to spend a night in Le Castella – a quaint little town only known for it’s beach and of course the 15th century Aragon castle. 

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Matera

We arrived in Matera quite late – due to the robbery in Taranto we were quite exhausted and demoralized.  The robbers even took our toothbrushes, so we scrambled before the stores closed to try to find the basics.  Our amazing host Roberta at our Airbnb in Matera was seriously amazing.  Not only did she wait […]

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Apulia

  Leaving the Amalfi Coast was hard enough, but driving through the outskirts of Foggia we felt like we were in a different land.  It is customary to see scantily clad ladies (mostly very good looking young ladies) sitting on a chair underneath a bridge.  Not the welcome mat that we were hoping for as […]

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Amalfi Coast

          Every time I visit this magical coast I see something new, feel a new emotion or find an even more memorable spot within it.  Our first stop was Salerno – the gate to this land above the sea.

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Western Calabria

Taking the short car ferry from Sicily across the Strait of Messina to Calabria was a lot easier than finding the location of the ferry (Googlemaps did not have the correct location – the location on the link is correct).   Calabria is such a delight with its history, art, architecture, incredible vistas, sandy beaches and […]

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Sicily

Thankfully our almost 10 hour ferry ride from Malta to Catania Sicily was cancelled due to strong winds (we heard that the journey is pretty treacherous even without the wind).  We grabbed a cheap flight right into Catania and arrived just in time to rent a car and hit the road.   The Priority Pass lounge […]

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Gozo and Comino (Malta)

Malta is an archipelago comprised of 3 islands.  The main island is the largest and is the one that we landed on.  We grabbed a bus (which ended up being 2 hours long – to avoid our headache check the schedules and routes so that you don’t make the same mistake we did) to the […]

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Koh Tao

We arrived to the small island of Koh Tao by Lomprayah ferry from Koh Samui – the journey is quite painless (even though I do get sea sick, the vessel was quite large and glided through the water seamlessly).  We were picked up by our hotel (most hotels on the island provide free transport to […]

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Koh Samui

We flew on Air Bangkok from Phuket to Koh Samui and took a Grab from the airport to the Sheraton Samui.  We booked a basic room knowing that with our Platinum SPG status we would get a nice upgrade and we did!  We paid for the stay with the Citi Prestige card which automatically deducts […]

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Phuket

Flying in to Phuket from Penang was a very quick 1 hour flight on FireFly – and very inexpensive ($90 with a carry-on bag and back pack  including taxes per person).  Upon arrival we grabbed a Grab which is the ride sharing program for Asia – what we should have done is hailed a taxi […]

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