Posts Tagged ‘ Naples ’

Traveler’s Show & Tell: Which parts of Mexico are Safest for Tourists

February 4, 2012
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Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples, Italy (photo by Tui Snider)

Welcome to the February 4, 2012 edition of Traveler’s Show and Tell. This week’s Traveler’s Show and Tell blog carnival features ten travelers from all across the blogosphere. Read on to find out: … which parts of Mexico are safest for tourists. … why a card deck makes a great souvenir from Naples, Italy. …why…

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It’s Different in Naples, Italy: The Neapolitan Playing Card Deck

January 23, 2012
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Neapolitan playing cards from Naples, Italy. (photo by Tui Snider)

Differences Between the Neapolitan and American Card Deck Did you know that in Naples, Italy people play cards with a completely different deck than we do in the USA? Unlike the American 52 card deck, southern Italians use a 40 card deck. Also, Neapolitan cards are not numbered, so you need to count how many…

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Traveler’s Show & Tell – Hitchhiking and Roadside Art

August 6, 2011
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Sunset over the Bay of Naples, Italy (photo by Tui Cameron)

The shot was taken just as the sun was setting over the Bay of Naples, Italy. I consider Naples my Italian home away from home, so my feelings were mixed after our all-too-brief visit there.

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Off on a Romantic Adventure

June 8, 2011
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Off on a Romantic Adventure

Ahoy matey! It’s me, Tui, at the helm and I’m off doing what we travel bloggers love best: TRAVELING! Don’t worry, though. I have not completely abandoned ship. You are in good hands with guest posts from the delightful Laree’ Griffith and the dynamic Cherrye Moore in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Also, the…

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Traveler’s Show & Tell – 15th Edition

June 4, 2011
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Looking down from a balcony in Naples, Italy (photo by Tui Cameron)

Welcome to Traveler’s Show & Tell: a weekly round-up of travel-related posts from the blogosphere. This week, Spicy Meatball makes a case for the city of Dublin, Ohio in a post entitled Why You Should Live in the Real Emerald City posted at The Spicy Meatball. According to her: The beauty of Dublin is that…

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The Italian – Texan Connection

May 31, 2011
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Dallas skyline. (photo by Tui Cameron)

As a recent transplant to the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex I agree with the state slogan of, "Texas, it's like a whole other country." It's not only because the state is huge, or the fact that it has its own power grid. There is just something about Texas that sets it apart from other…

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Saturday Show & Tell – 14th Edition

May 28, 2011
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Piazza Plebiscito in Naples, Italy (photo by Tui Cameron)

Welcome to this week’s Saturday Show & Tell This week’s blog carnival is actually being hosted by the talented Paul Puffer over at Don’t Be a Pickle Bump. Check it out! (As for me, by the time this publishes, I will be on my way to Venice!!!) Tweet This Post

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Do Drugs Make You More Creative?

February 18, 2011
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Sipping a yummy caffe Brasiliana in Naples, Italy

Anne Wayman touched on one of my pet peaves about creativity today in her post, “Lady Gaga Gets High To Write – Will It Work For You?” over at her blog About Freelance Writing. In the post, Anne confesses that drugs and alcohol do not feed her particular muse. As she puts it, “I either…

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Reverb 10 prompt: Wisdom

December 10, 2010
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Piazza Plebiscito, in Naples, Italy. Photo by Tui Cameron

The Reverb 10 prompt for December 10, 2010 comes from Susannah Conway, author of Unravelling Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? For Lois Kelly, learning how to do nothing was her wisest move in 2010. Brooke Farmer realized this year that: Conventional wisdom is…

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Confessions of a Recovering Barista

November 26, 2010
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Confessions of a Recovering Barista

I often describe myself as a ‘recovering barista,’ because when you have brewed as many shots of espresso and steamed as many pitchers of milk as I have over the years, it alters you. Y’know how you can spot a former ballerina by her splayed feet? It’s kinda like that, except that the Zen-like discipline…

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Hypothetical Pie

January 9, 2010
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Hypothetical Pie

Back in my barista days, when I had an interesting idea, I’d quickly jot it down on a scrap of paper, then toss it in my tip jar. On days off, I’d sort through all this flotsam and see what I had. Yeah, that’s my idea of fun. At any rate, sometimes my shorthand is…

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