I want to be exiled

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Napoleon was exiled to the picturesque island of Elba, off the Tuscan coast of Italy. After failing to kill St. John with poison, the Apostle was exiled to Patmos, a Greek Island. That was their “punishment”. So, let me get this straight. If you do what is deemed wrong, you are FORCED to spend the rest of your life on a beautiful Mediterranean island? And to make matters “worse”, you must subsist on a diet of wild vegetables, fish, sheep-milk cheeses, and wine? And your desserts are all natural, being honey-based? And you must suffer by the sea?!?! ¬†And you have minimal contact with people? If that’s the punishment for exile, who do I kill? Please, I want to be exiled. Please exile me now.

Photo is mine from Positano, Italy, close to where my mother was born and raised, close to where my wife is from, close to where I was married, and it blends into the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, where I hope to be cremated when I die and my ashes thrown into water.

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Our Wedding At Lloyd’s Baia

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Below is our letter to Lloyd’s Baia in Vietri, on the Amalfi Coast.
It is written in TWO LANGUAGES (English AND Italian).
The Italian comes AFTER THE ENGLISH version.
Two photos: One at beginning of article, the other at the end.

(ENGLISH VERSION)

To The Marinelli Family, Patrizia Liguori, the Maitre’ d, the Chef and the whole staff of Lloyd’s Baia,

We, Gianluca and Barbara, wish to publicly thank and praise your magnificent Hotel and Restaurant. I, Gianluca, have never in my life Continue reading

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