Saturday, October 22, 2016

OSTELLINO - a small paradise in Sicily

The Ostellino is a small but comfortable B&B at the foot of Mount Erice, in Trapani on the North-Western coast of Sicily. Here you can enjoy the beautiful countryside and the  Mediterranean coast. The Ostellino is strategically located, it is  near the airport, the port and train station so it is very convenient to reach. It is run by Chika and Andrea.

In 2013 I published a post on the Ostellino. You can find it here. Later in 2014 I had a photoshoot with my vintage clothes at the Ostellino. 

Here are some pictures of this little paradise in the Sicilian countryside

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The best remedy for constipation

Everyone I talk to seems to suffer from constipation, whether mild or severe.

Doctors prescribe medicines and laxatives but if you want home remedies eat prunes, drink prune juice, olive oil, kefir, probiotics and add  linseeds to your breakfast cereals.

One of the causes of constipation is that we eat too many refined products such as white flour. Try staying away from white flour products - white bread, white pasta, sweets made from white flour. Use wholewheat products instead. Remember though  that when you eat a lot of  fiber you must drink tons of liquids, otherwise you will have the opposite effect, worse constipation. So drink at at least  2 litres of water a day.

All of the above are the usual recommended strategies to relieve constipation, but the best remedy is walking.  

People have lost the habit of a nice relaxing walk. They travel by car everywhere, in fact driving is another factor that causes or worsens constipation. Walking improves circulation and stimulates the intestine. 

So, in the words of Nancy Sinatra .... are you ready boots?  START WALKING!  

Friday, September 23, 2016

How to achieve wealth and success

"Tell me what you want and I'll show you how to get it". Bob Proctor 

Bob Proctor, "the master thinker", is one of the most remarkable speakers in the world on the topic of getting rich. He teaches people how to do more, be more and have more in every area of life. 

For over 40 years, he has focused his entire agenda around helping people create lush lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships and spiritual awareness. As one of the world's most highly regarded speakers on prosperity, he is internationally known for his inspirational and motivational style. Bob Proctor is a leading expert in teaching individuals to push past their comfort zone towards unimaginable success. He was featured in the 2006 blockbuster documentary film "The Secret". He is the author of the international best-seller "You Were Born Rich", and has transformed the lives of millions through his books, seminars, courses, business development and personal coaching. He now travels globally teaching thousands of people how to believe in, and act upon, the greatness of their mind.

Bob Proctor will hold the "Thinking Into Results" seminar  at the Sava Center in Belgrade, Serbia on November 5, 2016. If you want to understand your hidden abilities and learn how to use your mind to get what you want, book your place now. Remember that, as Bob Proctor says, "You can have anything you want as long as you understand and apply the principles". Find out more about these principles by attending the seminar. 


Bob Proctor è un famoso filosofo, scrittore, personal coach, consulente, speaker e travolgente insegnante. Da più di 40 anni lavora nel campo del potere della mente, del pensiero positivo e dell'energia positiva, insegnando a milioni di persone come migliorare le proprie potenzialità attraverso una profonda conoscenza delle loro abilità nascoste.

E' autore di tanti libri, tra i quali il best-seller internazionale "Sei Nato Ricco", un libro che, nelle sue parole "vi aiuterà a mettere insieme i pezzi di quel puzzle che è la vita, cosicchè potrete creare un'immagine di ricchezza nella vostra mente e procedere alla sua concretizzazione nella realtà".

Nel libro, sempre secondo Proctor, non leggeremo niente che non sappiamo già. Però le idee sono presentate in modo chiaro e coerente, permettendoci di ottenere i risultati che desideriamo già dal momento in cui abbiamo cominciato a usare la mente". 

Volete sapere come ottenere le cose che per il momento osate solo sognare? Iscrivetevi al "Thinking Into Results" seminario di Bob Proctor, a Belgrado, Serbia che avrà luogo il 25 novembre 2016. 

Per vostra informazione, Belgrado è conosciuta come la New York dei Balcani. Da questa foto capirete perchè.

In case you didn't know, Belgrade is known as the New York of the Balkans. Look at this picture and you'll see why.

Monday, September 19, 2016

COLICCHIA - a Sicilian Icon

Colicchia is the most famous pastry shop in Trapani, a port city located in North-western Sicily. It is an impossible mission, even Tom Cruise would agree, to find cannolis anywhere in Sicily which are better than Colicchia's. Their granitas and sherbets are the best in the area, as are their pastries. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the goodies you can find at Pasticceria Colicchia. You can also refer to my previous post here  on Colicchia which I published a few years ago  

Saturday, September 10, 2016

How a visit to the dentist can turn into a pleasure trip

The dental clinic Odontovita in Romania offers high quality dental treatment by highly qualified dentists, dental technicians and assistants at affordable prices.  The staff is friendly and passionate about their work and their priority is the health and well-being of their patients.

Odontovita has three clinics, located in Transilvania, each one equipped with the best and most up-to-date dental equipment. They offer world-class treatments by prominent  professional dentists and oral surgeons.

When travelling abroad, especially for medical reasons, one tends to worry about the language. It is of utmost importance that the patient and doctor understand each other perfectly. You don't need to worry about that at Odontovita.  The staff is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Depending on the kind of treatment you require, it might be a good idea to plan to stay in Romania for several days or longer. You may need to go back to the dentist for a check-up. If you need a multi-stage treatment, then I strongly suggest you plan a longer stay. The clinic will provide assistance regarding room and board as well as tourism. This brings us to the picturesque sights in Romania, in this particular case, specifically in Transylvania. Look at the pictures below....aren't they spectacular?


Il turismo dentale sta aumentando globalmente di giorno in giorno. Molte sono le persone che vanno fuori dal loro paese per trattamenti dentali. 

La clinica Odontovita in Transilvania,  Romania, offre trattamenti dentali di ottima qualità, fornite da dentisti e tecnici molto preparati professionalmente, che hanno a cuore la vostra salute e benessere. Come vedrete dal sito, anche i prezzi sono ottimi.

La Romania è facilmente raggiungibile dall'Italia, in poche ore siete lì. La lingua non è un problema perchà nella clinica parlano italiano, inglese, spagnolo e francese. I rumeni in generale parlano bene l'italiano, anzi vi posso assicurare per esperienza personale, che alcuni lo parlano meglio di me:)

Se pensate di trattenervi per alcuni giorni o per un periodo più lungo (dipende dal trattamento richiesto), la clinica vi aiuterà a trovare alloggio. Vi aiuterà anche a organizzare viaggi turistici. Guardate che meraviglia troverete in Transilvania!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What's in season

We've been having torrid hot weather, as high as 35° C (which is about 95° F) so crops are flourishing.  The prediction is that we're going to have great wine this year, in fact shops are full of luscious, ripe grapes, both red and white. It's clear that they will make great VINO! 

Yellow melons, typical of our area, are being sold everywhere. They are so sweet and juicy! 

Watermelons are so abundant that I decided to wear them. 

The season for strawberries is over. Never mind, I have my strawberry earrings. 

What fruits or vegetables are typical of your area and are in season now?