June 02, 2008


Hello Everyone,

this blog is a bit on hold because of Chinese internet censorship. As most of you know, we are temporarly living in China. And although blogger and blogspot is blocked and unblocked here all the time, I never faced difficulties to find a way around the Firewall. This time, it was a bit different.

When you read this here, it is because I found free proxy servers like blogspotproxy.com or websurf.cn - that not only allow me to access blogs that are hosted by blogger, blogspot or typepad, but also to sign in my blog and publish a post. I am online, I am writing, but I cannot upload images.

But there are no attractive images to share at the moment anyway. The restauration of the main facade has started and continues. Angelo, my father-in-law and chief rennovation inspector has got a more attractive assignment and has left the site for now. However, he is still supervising the work via photo-report by emails sent by the architect.

I hope to be back soon with some colourful pictures.
Thanks for not giving up on this blog!
** I will be back!! **


  1. It's odd to hear about the effects of the censorship. I knew it existed, but it seems so strange to realize how very real it is. There are some things (like blogs) that can be so easily taken for granted. I'll be here for the next post, whenever it may be (planning away, I might have details to email Pino next week).

  2. Glad to hear from you, and glad to know you found a way around the Wall.

  3. Hi! I hope things like this change for the better. Til then...we are thinking of you...and I love the Capri Hotel pictures!

  4. Hi there - yes, sad to hear you can't post photos. Just letting you know I've posted a few blogs on Calabria with a mention of Pizzo and your blog in the last one.

    We didn't rent an apartment after all, which was a good idea I think. While a little similar geographically, Calabria is very different to Cyprus and Crete where it was possible for us to base ourselves in 3 or 4 places and explore from there. In Calabria we moved towns every day or two and it was really the best thing to do. It was a great trip!

  5. AnonymousJune 12, 2008

    Hi, Suzie.

    I've been enjoying your blog for a few months. My family is in Pizzo and we have friends living on your street, up from Santa Rita.

    Here are some visuals for everyone interested. It's a video walking segment I shot in May, after an Asilo graduation ceremony. The walk winds down to Santa Rita, to your villa then up the street towards la piazza.

    Not fine art, but hopefully something fun in the absence of photos http://youtube.com/watch?v=8HmZhtRELFo.

    I get to visit again in early July for some HOT fun under the sun alla spiaggia!

  6. A ha in days........China censorship will be behind you!