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The time to leave draws closer.. two more weeks and we will catch the boat from Civitavecchia to Tunisi. As usual we aren’t at all ready and have hundreds of little things to tie up before our departure date. Little scribbled list of tasks to do and unrelated objects to load into the truck can be found scattered everywhere, and the night is often punctuated by moments of ….” oh god, we must remember to…”  The never ending meals and goodbyes, though enjoyable, increase  to our  morning headaches , where wine mixes with stress.

…It will be a relief to leave, and not be able to prepare anything any more. Once you are 30 km from home and done with your last minute frenzy, you realise anyway that a lot of things you ‘need’ can be done without.. and actually that’s in part what the trips is all about. Leaving is always a little  like waking up, your muscles slowly realax and you can finally lift your head out of the fog and see what was always there in the first place…

So just a few pictures stolen in the few unoccupied moments to immortalise this phase of the journey  (picking  olives has traditionally become our last task before leaving (…yes as ‘true’ Italians we take our oil, parmesan and coffee from home)


11 responses

  1. beh……non ci siamo visti per colpa mia….
    bello il blog , da me e valeria un enorme ” in bocca al lupo” e che il Dio dei Viaggiatori vi protegga sempre , a voi e ai ragazzi
    Peppe & Vale

    08/12/2010 at 11:04 am

  2. Maryse and Albert Wildgen

    Good luck to you
    Maryse and Albert

    10/12/2010 at 3:21 pm

    • Albert Wildgen

      merry christmas. Where are you now? Albert

      25/12/2010 at 4:23 pm

      • Merry Christmas to you too, even if its a few months late. Where are you at the moment, and how are things going with you?

        11/02/2011 at 8:19 pm

  3. connie&angelo

    merry chrismas- where ever you are …………

    25/12/2010 at 7:06 pm

  4. Francesco

    Buon Natale JuSaLuLu! Have a nice xmas trip…

    25/12/2010 at 10:18 pm

  5. tamer

    Thank you Mr.Luca for this wonderful website that shows us the amazing regions all over the world.
    Really, this website deserves to be visited by all people as it gathers the differnt regions in the Middle East.
    Thank you again
    Yours sincerely,
    Tamer-Dakhla-New Valley-Egypt.

    24/06/2011 at 9:25 pm

  6. Fabrizio

    Lusira è bellissima, Giulio è…grande, oltre che bello . Ragazzi…complimenti ! State facendo una cosa bellissima . Ma non è che, un domani. ritroveremo i vostri figli a fare i promotori finanziari nel caso valesse la regola che seguono una via diversa da quella dei genitori ? Francamente fatico ad immaginarlo ma “shit happens” .
    Trovo in formissima anche voi . Mantenetevi così perchè al vostro ritorno qui scoppierà la rivoluzione …e anche il Vesuvio, sotto il quale il nostro Presidente vuole fare un tunnel di 80 km per rafforzare l’asse Palermo-Berlino dopo aver costruito il ponte sullo Stretto, l’ottava meraviglia . In alto i cuori ! Va tutto benissimo ! Un abbraccio a tutti .

    03/11/2011 at 4:07 pm

    • watching episodes on Discovery Channel in Thailand: incredible, very, very nice.
      Sameena excellent commentary and beautiful photography, thank you very much

      02/07/2017 at 7:38 am

      • sameena

        Thank you for the kind words… glad you enjoyed. Yes we will be doing another doc. soon but not a series and it will be about different ways and types of ‘learning’ as our kids do homeschooling and our trip through Asia this time was more specifically based around this idea. I would love Discovery to buy it, but i somehow doubt it!!
        Bye Sameena

        03/07/2017 at 3:31 pm

      • Walter Ulrich

        Sameena, i am thrilled you contacted us!

        yesterday i watched the episode where Lusira got her ears pierced

        i also watch the reruns on Discovery. Enjoyed the many beautiful, happy

        faces of children. Sameena, you are mixing photography with excellent

        background music. And a very special thank to the pilot of the orange

        Truck and captain of the operation

        For future projects good luck and my be i will see some of it.

        Thanks again Walter + Ting


        04/07/2017 at 5:33 am

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