Wouldn’t you love to be here? Me too, but the closest I’m getting for now is this postcard from Laura of “Ciao Amalfi.” A few weeks back Laura received a couple of postcards from Anne in Oxfordshire. It seemed like a nice way to connect with another blogger whose neighborhood isn’t exactly around the corner, so I offered to send Laura a postcard from my hometown too. Laura promptly replied that she’d be happy to send me one in return. Little did she know I have a postcard fetish – everything from art postcards to pictures of scenic locales. With all the ones I purchased over the years and the ones I’ve saved from friends who have traveled everywhere from Buenos Aires to Bangladesh, I’ve got hundreds. This gorgeous scene of Amalfi that arrived in the mail the other day will now become part of my collection. Italy has so many gorgeous landscapes going for it, but the Amalfi coastline is surely one of the most breathtaking. I’ve been there several times, but I can never get enough of that blue Mediterranean sea lapping against the rocky shoreline, the houses stacked up along the mountain, or those narrow, twisty roads that hug the cliffs. And let’s not even talk about the fabulous seafood or the friendly people! Even if I can’t be supping in Sorrento this summer, Laura’s blog takes me there vicariously – from her adopted hometown of Amalfi, to jaunts to Sorrento, Ravello, Positano and lots of other places in between. Laura’s an art historian and writer from the U.S., but is living out her dream as a travel writer in Amalfi, and her blog is evidence of her talent. She posts great videos in addition to her beautiful photos and descriptive narrative. She really captures the history and essence of a place, whether it’s a religious procession by boat, the tiled floors of a church or the story behind an ancient villa. If you’re an Italophile, and particularly one who loves the Amalfi Coast, stop by and give Laura’s blog a look. You’ll want to return over and over again. Ciao Laura!
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