The Classical Bandits of Sardinia

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  1. Great post of your trip to Sardinia. Didn’t know that it was occupied by so many in its history. Love the cubist style artwork – Picasso would be proud. Who wouldn’t like some burly looking men making you a feast of suckling pig 😉 BTW, I didn’t see your post in my feed. I had to click on the link in my email.

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    1. Thank you! There is so much to Sardinia. Words truly cannot grasp the details, however much I do try. The Cubist murals are truly something to behold, right? I loved them too.
      Also, cheers for letting me know about the post not showing up on the feed. The challenges of going the self-hosted way. Sigh.

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    2. Thank you! There is so much to Sardinia. Words truly cannot grasp the details, however much I do try. The Cubist murals are truly something to behold, right? I loved them too.
      Also, cheers for letting me know about the post not showing up on the feed. The challenges of going the self-hosted way. Sigh.

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    1. I am a bit relieved to hear that the post showed up on your feed. This self-hosted business has been making me round around in circles. I suspect I am more challenged than others who have made a smoother transition to the self-hosted blogging life. And thank you 🙂 Orgosolo is a place unlike any. The bread, cheese and sausages had me in their grips. xx

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    1. Thank you my lovely! I wanted a new look for the blog 🙂 Oh yes, my friend and I ate rather well in Sardinia. There was in fact too much of the good fare. xx

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  2. Loving your new blog layout lovely! Also, this place sounds amazing – very different to our pace of life, admittedly, but wonderful. And that quote about educating difficult children is FABULOUS xx

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    1. Isn’t it? I loved what I read about the man. Such people are rare and that is such a pity. Thank you for the feedback on the new layout, my love 🙂
      Sardinia is utterly enchanting and Easy Jet/Ryan Air have these fabulous deals often. The only annoying bit is reaching Gatwick/Stansted! xx

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  3. What an amazing story. I had no idea about the history of Sardinia so something new learnt today 🙂

    Btw, were you not always self hosted (as your site wasn’t WordPress.com)? Also how’s it going on that front ?

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    1. Thank you love. Now that is a good question. Frankly, at the risk of sounding foolish, I do not know! I had bought my domain as you rightly noted and last year had transferred it to Siteground in the whole effort to start all over with a new host. But I had already paid up WordPress and it made no sense to pay both. So I decided to wait it out.
      It is going okay, Anushree. I have finally let it be and settled down to just blog now. How about you? xx

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      1. Ah, I get it now. I think as long as you are self hosted with WP , it still allows you to be a part of the whole WP ecosystem.
        It isn’t going too great on the engagement perspective I guess. Which is a bit annoying because I’d expect WP to include other word press sites to be part of that ecosystem. But I guess Like you said, I just have to let it be. Except that I feel I am just throwing myself out in the open universe with nothing hitting back 😀 its painful at the moment. But hey ho.

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      2. I know what you mean. My visitors have dropped remarkably and there is naught I can do. So I am letting it be. It’s alright sistah, we shall pull through. xx

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  4. As always, charming post and lovely photos. I went to Sardinia for the first last year, found it totally enchanting and well worth a further visit.

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    1. Thank you, Sheree. I too want to go back. There is so much to see on that island. I would not have imagined had I not reached it. xx

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  5. Sardinia is quite a different region of Italy, I have heard. I would love to visit there one day and experience it for myself.I have also heard that the people who live in Sardinia, have a long life expectancy than usual!! Interesting. Xx

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    1. They do, is it? Maybe the simple way of life? Hmm. I wonder. I think you would be charmed by it. I will do a few more posts about it because there is just too much to stuff into one 🙂 xx

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    1. It definitely gave it an old-world ambience and went perfectly with the food that the shepherds typically eat, Jen. Thank you 🙂 xx

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  6. What a lovely picture you paint with words. Did you also visit some of the stunning beaches in Sardinia? Sardinia really is on top of my list for a beach holiday but it looks like the history and culture have a lot to offer too.

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    1. Thank you Pooja. I did get my behind to the beaches in Sardinia. I have more posts on it in the pipeline. Sardinia has enough to make you want to go back — because it is not just another pretty destination 🙂 xx

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  7. What a very odd world you stepped into there! I was content to just scoff the bread and cheese and have the odd conversation with that big eyed bandit, but then you started introducing me to all his buddies. What an odd shaped bunch! But I can get along with most folk. 🙂 🙂 I kept expecting Al Pacino to turn up. Fun!

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    1. I could head back and let myself loose upon the bandits of Sardinia, if you would be a willing backup. Just a modest adventure.

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      1. Of course, no one dare deny you the sun. I am sending you a dose of brightness since the week has dawned bright and chirpy upon us.

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  8. Omg! Their is so much history to this place! Loved your post Arundhati..it was a real good read. Putting it on my ‘go to places’ list now. As always a very pleasurable experience to go through your blogs. Much love 😘

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