Polly 18 on August 19th, 2010

June, 2010, and off I went again to wonderful boot-shaped Italy. We started our trip by heading to the North East coast of the country, specifically the wonderful old-fashioned, canal-filled city of Venice. What a place, it is seriously special. You can’t really drive or take a bus – instead you have to move from […]

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Polly 3 on April 6th, 2010

by MattĀ  www.pasta-recipes-made-easy.com First I traveled from Lausanne in Switzerland – for 5 hours by car – to a town called Rapallo, which is by the sea in North West Italy. (The nearest city to Rapallo is called Genoa, while Rapallo is just 5km or 3 miles from a very popular little bay called Portofino.) […]

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Polly 3 on February 14th, 2010

So I’m in Switzerland right now, and yesterday I took a train from the town of Lausanne (on the edge of Lake Geneva, where they speak French), all the way to the town of Moras (also called Murten). Murten is in Switzerland too, but they don’t speak French there – they speak Swiss-German (an old-fashioned […]

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Today I went for a walk in the snow, in a Swiss valley called the Valley of Games (in French this is ‘Vallee de Joux’). This area is very popular with people who like cross-country skiing and also with those who hike. When they hike, they wear snowshoes (called ‘racquettes’ in French) to help make […]

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