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Photos of Carnevale Celebrations in Acireale, Sicily

Posted on April 9th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 1 Comment
Acireale is a small but pretty town in Sicily, not too far up the coast from Catania, the nearest big city. This town is known mainly for two things; the legend of the Cyclops, and for having one of the best Carnevale celebrations. I’m sharing some Acireale Carnevale photos today and talking a little about life in Sicily too. A view along the coast at Aci Castello near the Norman Castle The legend of the cyclops is actually based in nearby Aci Trezza, where prominent basalt rocks jut out of the sea near the coast.…

A Little Something From Italy That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Posted on February 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Video Adventures. 13 comments
Deep in the heart of Puglia, there is a secret orgy that takes place. Despite thousands of people taking part, the world is mostly unaware of what goes on each summer, in the warm little town of Maglie, Puglia. People of all ages arrive in droves for a week-long event, where they ravenously descend upon the most succulent and ripe offerings, from cunning merchants who spend all year making sure they have only the finest temptations to share.…

Locus festival 2014 in Puglia – ‘Apulia Kind Of Blue’ Video

Posted on February 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Video Adventures. No Comments
Locus festival 2014 in Puglia – a land of stunning beaches. It’s the part of Italy’s boot which makes up the heel, so it has beaches on both sides. In the East is the Adriatic Sea and in the Western arch of the boot is the Ionian Sea. I was lucky enough to spend 10 days there this summer with MustLoveFestivals, driving along coastal roads, from Bari in the centre down to Otranto in the South, stopping at lots of towns and swimming spots on the way.…

Beautiful Snowy Bucharest in 33 Photos

Posted on February 6th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Romania. 7 comments
I decided to start 2015 the same way I started 2014 – travelling to a new city, and this year also to a new country. My first visit to Bucharest, capital of Romania, coincided with a big dump of snow and a record low temperature for New Year’s Eve. The snow was welcome, the extreme chill not so much! But I’m happy with how my Bucharest photos came out.…

A Summer Road Trip In Slovenia & An Instagram Feedbomb

Posted on December 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Slovenia. 8 comments
Today I’m sharing a few of my Instagram photos from a summer road trip in Slovenia this year. I went to lovely Ljubljana for Ana Desetnica street theatre festival, and then with my co-blogger Kate, took a hire car to see what other things you can do in Slovenia. Turns out there is plenty! Including two UNESCO world heritage sites, and some really impressive places for green travellers.…