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NOTES OF SHAMISEN: Wrap yourself up by the veil of unknown words, those who dress thoughts and feelings

………………………….. “What we know, in general, of Japan? What we did know hand-fans and screens. The country of the rising Sun is the one of the decorations that come from there. In the bottom of the picture stands the white cone of the sacred Fujiyama, at whose feet the trees crowding the small woods of pines and cherry, green and …

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INCOMING MAIL: Inside a box yellow and blue, the astonishment of remembering a holiday in Sardinia

I hope you received my package of yellow and blue, the one that I have shipped with the Italian Post Office, before our departure from Sardinia. As you know, our Vespa 300ie was not able to hold our memories of the wonderful holiday that we have lived together on the island surrounded by blue. Inside the box, you have found …

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A SUNSET ON OCEAN ATLANTIC: Fillet de Espada and Verdelho wine, without the need to sell your soul

If I have to summarize in one sentence what I feel inside myself, on this island, I have no difficulty in doing so: it is impossible not to be deeply impressed by the gentleness of Madeira (and I am not referring only to its perennial spring). Today I chose to visit the southern coast of the island –http://portugal.rentalcargroup.com/Funchal_Downtown.htm – using …

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PORTO SANTO, WILD ISLAND: Wind, prickly pears, nine kilometers of golden sands and windmills, lunching with Arsenio’s

Hello. I am writing today because I could not do it last night. Last night, I was in fact quite tired after my visit to the rich island of Porto Santo, located 50 km north-east of the island of Madeira – 33 ° 03’N 16 ° 21’W – where I arrived at the Port de Abrigo, starting early in the …

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SCENT OF SARDINIA: In memory of our trip, I give you the most precious pictures of our holiday

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FUNCHAL, MADEIRA ISLAND: Suspended between the green and the blue, thinking of you, while sipping wine Seical

Hello, tonight I write to you from the island of Madeira, in the Atlantic, an earthly paradise, but without his Eve. The memory of our holiday in Sardinia is still very much alive in me, and I miss you, so much. From the terrace of the Hotel Monte Carlo – http://www.montecarlohotelfunchal.com/– in the heart of the city of Funchal, I’m …

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THE WILD ISLAND: Madeira, a dream in the green, a dive into all the depths of nature

256 euro and 19 cents. The cost of a scheduled flight TAP Portugal (roundtrip) – http://www.flytap.com/Italia/en/Homepage – does not include stopovers. Next to me, from Rome to Lisbon, I have no friends who I met during my holiday in Sardinia, but from June 29 to the July 6 (the duration of my trip into the island of Madeira), to remind …

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A WOMAN CALLED FLORBELA: The sadness that tears apart all, the love that everything blends

Today it is easy, even for a woman to talk about sex and femininity, but have the courage to express their intimate existential anxiety in the early years of the twentieth century, it was a challenge, and a Portuguese poet named Florbela – an illegitimate daughter, born and died in the same month and day, 8th December – had took …

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LAST NIGHT IN SARDINIA: Inside a palace created by nature, overlooking the tribune of music

Of course, it is only a limestone cliff, with many small coves and headlands, but this southern area of Oristano, Sardinia adds to our trip something special, even if this moonless night, it does not illuminate the small rocky arch in front of us , that shaped the sea and wind. The arc of Archittu – 40 ° 5’41 .84” …

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MATSUO BASHO: PENETRATES THE SILENCE IN THE ROCK

The silence penetrates into the rock a song of cicadas.       The first snow! Just to fold the leaves of asphodel.       Traveling, sick the way of my dreams on a marsh drained.     The old pond! The frog dives – The sound of water.           (Matsuo Bashō – 1644/1694)

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