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Travel Blogs from Aquaviva Picena
... Not having to decide if someone is yelling at me or just talking to me.
11. Toilet seats.
12. Normal levels of sanitation.
13. The pedestrian right-of-way.
14. Being able to look at a clock and seeing 2:30 instead of 14:30 and having to do the math.
15. A calm, or not so calm, sense of urgency.
16. American business hours!
... such a sweet gesture. We went to a disco (a club) called Mia. Those Italians know how to party! They don't really drink a ton, they mostly just go wild and dance. Barb gave us warning that we would be out all night, so we mentally prepped all day. And by mentally prepped I mean I drank a lot of sugary Cola to get that caffeine buzz. The clubs here don't close. I think everyone finally got kicked out around 6:30 in ...
... Year a little late, but better late then never!
Back to the saffron, after breakfast we go to the lab and start removing the stigmas from the flowers. There are three of them per flower and they are the saffron. The key is to pinch off the stigmas where they turn a bright red, the yellow and orange portion of the stigma is not needed. The red is what makes the saffron the highest quality there is. This causes our fingers to rapidly become a lovely shade ...
... Each of the plazas had different types of vendors selling their goods. There were clothing, fresh fruits and veggies, leather products, and regional food stands.
Tonight we attended a Catholic mass for commemoration of the dead. Tomorrow will be the All Saints Day Services and a National Holiday that is somewhat like Thanksgiving in our country. A family gathering ...
... a peek at the architecture and art. The view of the sea from the top of the town was great.
Back at in Ascoli Piceno was walked up to the Fortress Maltatesa and just around the old town. It is old and it is a university city. What we have found in the university cities is that there is an inordinate amount of graffiti throughout the town. It is very unfortunate to see these great old ...