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Are You Using Your Binoculars Right?

Binoculars are an essential tool for birdwatching. Here’s how to use them best:  Shorten the neck straps so that the binoculars are not thumping painfully against your stomach as you walk but resting firmly on your chest. You can replace the straps with wider ones that have padding or moving sections to…

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How NOT to Eat in Florence, Italy

As someone who believes in stumbling upon great places, I decided to ditch the guide books/blogs/local advice, and plunged straight into Florence. Big mistake. Stepping out of the magnificent Santa Maria Novella Railway Station… I wended my way through the crowded streets of the city…asking for directions to  The Gallery…

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French Street Eat—Socca

Made primarily with chickpea flour and olive oil – ingredients plentiful around the Mediterranean – Socca  is a quick, cheap, and delightful snack served along the French part of the coast and all the way into Liguria in Italy, where it goes by the name Farinata. (Image: www.thegoodlifefrance.com) To be…

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