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Emphasis on Experience: Studying Italian in Rome

Posted on August 5th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Roaming Resources. 6 comments
Earlier this year I spent a month studying Italian in Rome, taking two weeks of lessons at an Italian language school. I made some great progress there and in Sicily afterwards, gabbing away in my patchy Italian whenever I had an excuse. Whether you prefer to learn the language before you visit a place or you don’t mind jumping into the deep end, here’s why I think you should learn Italian in Italy, and Rome in particular.…

Talking Travel Photography Live on Google Plus

Posted on July 24th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 7 comments
Recently, a few travel bloggers and I made a Youtube video full of great travel photography tips for beginners. Using Google Plus, we recorded a live streaming ‘Hangout On Air’ on the subject of travel photography; what camera to buy, what camera equipment is best for backpacking, and how to take the best photos in different situations. One of the first travel photos I took with a DSLR – Dusk over the Mediterranean from my hostel in Gozo, Malta In this episode of Room For Travel, your hosts are Alexander Koval from Out-n-About.de, Ash Clark from TheMostAlive.com, Flavio Alagia from NonSoloTuristi.it, and myself  – Peter Parkorr, from Travel Unmasked.…

Young Tibetan Monks at Namdroling Monastery, Karnataka

Posted on July 23rd, by Peter Parkorr in India, Picture Perfect. No Comments
When I spent a few months in India in 2010, I visited the Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, the home to thousands of Tibetan monks, not far from Mysore in Karnataka. I recently guest-posted a photo essay from the day trip on the site of my friend and fellow blogger Steve. Head over there to see the rest of my photographs from Namdroling Monastery on back-packer.org.…

A Taste Of Italy – Handmade Italian Pasta and Fresh Pizza Video

Posted on July 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Video Adventures. 4 comments
While I was in Rome at the end of May, I decided to spend the best part of 36 hours straight making a short video showing some of the great food experiences I’d been having in Italy. So here is my video of handmade Italian pasta and fresh pizza that I hope look good enough to eat. Featuring the expert pasta maker Sfoglina Luisa of Bologna making fresh pasta by hand, fellow tourists making their own pizzas on a food tour of Campo di Fiori in Rome, and some scenes from the lovely towns of Piacenza and Bobbio in Emilia Romagna.…

Dear Subscribers, This One Is For You

Posted on July 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere. 4 comments
Dear lovely Travel Unmasked subscribers! Welcome back, and a note of thanks. Before I explain what I mean by ‘welcome back’, a quick thank you from here in Sicily. A thank you for letting little old me into that most private of virtual places, your personal inbox. For allowing me to send you my stories, photos and videos – from Europe, from Asia, and from the lands Down Under soon as well; Thanks!