“Sicily”

Check out this great 3-minute video featuring a few of the many breathtaking sights and sounds of Sicily.   Sicily from the Cinephotographer on Vimeo.   (Please let me know if you have any problems viewing the movie).

My Only Sponsor

Most of my close friends here in Sicily understand that I work for a faith-based, non-profit organization and that my monthly support is provided by “sponsorizzati” or financial supporters. With a few of these friends in particular, I have had multiple conversations regarding sponsorship and how it works. This is a very foreign concept in…

Rick Steve’s, The Best of Sicily

Want to learn more about Sicily? Click on the link below to check out this 1/2 hour video hosted by world-famous author, traveler and tour guide, Rick Steve. Let me know what you think of the video in the comments below and if you have seen any other videos on Sicily worth watching! The Best…

Eating Well in Catania

Click on the link below to watch a short (4 min.) video that gives a quick look at some of Sicily’s (and specifically Catania’s) most well-known culinary specialties. The shots of the buildings and streets give a little “taste” of downtown Catania. Click here to watch video Video originally posted on Facebook by CataniaToday on…

Photos From Sicily, Part 2

I hope you had a wonderful semester and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Your friend and fellow photographer, Hillary *This post is specifically for the students in Mrs. Burdo’s FUNdamentals of Photography class at RVCS. You can check out some of their work here: LightnShadows.

Photos From Sicily

This post is especially for the students at RVCS taking the Fundamentals of Photography class. I had the pleasure of meeting these budding photographers a few weeks before I left for Sicily and told them I would share with them some of the pictures I took this Fall. I’ve missed a number of good shots…

It Wasn’t My Idea

Is this really happening?? Am I really moving to Sicily in less than two months?? How did I come to be in this place where I am preparing to leave my friends, family, culture and comfort zone behind and for an indefinite period of time? Will I be gone for 2 years? Or will it be…

Granita!

Summertime means it’s time for granita! Summer has officially arrived! Along with the extra-warm weather comes the perfect opportunity for me to share with you one of my favorite things about summertime in Sicily: granita! Granita is a semi-frozen Sicilian delectable. Think a much more flavorful and natural version of an Icee or snow cone…

I Need A Date!

No, I am not looking for someone among you, my friends and family, to play matchmaker, what I need is a departure date for when I go back to Sicily! I need to know this date soon because it needs to not only be on my visa application but also on letters that need to…

On P-R-A-Y-ing for Half an Hour

The following was written by my dear friend, Michelle Ule. Over the course of the last month I have been looking for 31 friends and family members who would be willing to pray for me and for Italy for one half hour, one day a month, for one year. I hope eventually to have 62…

Back in Cali

Greetings from Sonoma County!     I hope the new year is off to a good start for you!     It is hard to believe I arrived home 3 weeks ago today! So far the transition has been surprisingly smooth. After staying a week with family, I am now living nearby with close friends.…