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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.


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.…


Haunting figures from Japan; Shinto shrine Animal Guardians

Posted on November 1st, by Peter Parkorr in Japan, Picture Perfect. No Comments

Japan is a modern country, with high standards of living that rival (and often better) any of the most prominent developed nations. But unlike some of their peers, Japan is positively bursting at the seams… with cultural heritage.
It’s not as plain in busy Tokyo as in other cities, partly because the majority of the capital was levelled by Allied Forces during World War 2.


Photo Gallery: Assisi

Posted on September 3rd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect. 2 comments

A set of photographs from beautiful Assisi, Italy.
With perfect blue skies all day long, I walked between Santa Maria degli Angeli and the famous town of Assisi, perched on a hill a couple of kilometres away.
I hope you enjoy my photos of Assisi and Santa Maria.
Peter Parkorr
© Peter Parkorr 2013
All images are copyright and not to be used without my express permission.…


Beautiful, Resplendent Assisi: City Of Peace

Posted on August 19th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Travel Tales. 8 comments

Or, Don’t Judge a Holiday Destination by its Cover Story.

When I decided to travel to the City of Peace, I didn’t know it was one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Italy. I didn’t know it was the place that Saint Francis (San Francesco) had earned his charitable reputation, and I didn’t know that many people arrive on foot, at the end of a pilgrimage.…