Tag Archives: Corsica

Love has a recipe

by Mike Azure fell in love with a Corsican cheese, a cheese that doesn’t travel well. We were leaving in a couple days and she might never again see or taste the enchanting, goaty brocciu. Azure was sad, so I … Continue reading

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A Jungle of Force

The poor old rich days… by Mike There is a mysterious person in traditional Corsican towns, a man or woman kept at the periphery of society because they play a supernatural role in death. At night, this Mazzeri is compelled … Continue reading

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Bonifascinating!

Azure and I agreed that Bonifacio is one of the most spectacular cities we’ve visited – it’s built on a cliff that’s surrounded by water on 3.5 sides and it’s pretty much waiting to fall into the water, as you … Continue reading

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Favorites from the brocciu making

Philippe Dominique Azure Cheeses

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Magic in the Maquis

by Mike Philippe’s grandfather was found dead in the Maquis with his back against a tree and his rifle across his lap. Philippe sat in the position to show us as he retold the story, holding his arms to his … Continue reading

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Brocciu

by Azure (The one who loves Brocciu) Let’s start here… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBiUt7dtfGw&hl=en&fs=1] This story actually starts a long time ago on our fourth day on Corsica. We would go to the little market next to the Convent when we were staying … Continue reading

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Pino is a beautiful town on the sea

by Mike In the town of Pino we came across an abandoned church monastery thing. Azure found a door whose lock was unlocked and she pulled hard and it opened and inside was an old iron cross.

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Gun love, the story of a Corsican man

by Mike Philippe said, “This is a dream, realized.” He was referring to his life. There were five things: “Hunting, guns, motorcycles, cheese, goats.” That was his dream, and he achieved it without the help of The Secret. I asked … Continue reading

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Old cars in Orche, Corsica

by Mike In a random little town on Cap Corse there was a random little street whose trees had blue & white Christmas lights. Under the trees were a few old cars and every night we drove by we thought, … Continue reading

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A hike in the Maquis

Today’s Route by Mike I saw on the map that there are some dolmens around here. Dolmens are ancient rocks carved or constructed or something. When I asked the guy at our hotel about them he said that the site … Continue reading

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Pictures of Azure

by Mike We had a portrait day, so we’re going to each post some of our favorite pictures of the other person. I think it’s easy to find pictures of Azure because she’s often doing something like this: But it’s … Continue reading

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Photos of Mike

by Azure I know it seems like we didn’t do a lot today, but we did. We drove all the way from our gite in Ota up to the north coast. We stopped in Calvi for lunch and found a … Continue reading

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Just a little taste

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She commands the sea

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTnwYI2ltxg&hl=en&fs=1] Porto, Corsica

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It's so Beautiful!

by Azure We had intended to spend Wednesday night in a town called Cargese. Mike had picked it out on a map for it’s proximity to the sea and we headed there as soon as we could leave Ajaccio. We … Continue reading

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Are we in Alaska?

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Hand made nets in Ajaccio

by Mike This guy makes fishing nets by hand. He’s done it for 60 years right on that spot, he said. He sometimes does up to 150 per year, but sometimes as little as 50.

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All caught up. All gassed up.

by Azure We are finally caught up with the blog. When we were on the olive farm, we were without internet the whole time and it was an hour drive into the city to post. We worked until 5pm most … Continue reading

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A Hawk's Day

by Azure Before we met with Claude for the first time in Nice, Mike turned to me and promised that he would be on his best behavior, but he couldn’t speak for the hawk. He was the only farmer in … Continue reading

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How to get over a really bad day.

Nique le Budget! by Azure We went to bed hoping to go north in the morning. When I woke up it was still raining, so I didn’t even bother waking Mike up. It is a long ride to the north … Continue reading

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