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A day of mourning for MotoGP’s rising star

MotoGP’s latest race in Malaysia ended tragically today with the death of Italian rider Marco Simoncelli. Early in the race, he lost control during a turn and was crashed into by friend Valentino Rossi and American competitor Colin Edwards. The … Continue reading

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Judgement day: A national championship in horse jumping

It was tough getting out of bed at 8am while on vacation, but I made it to see the national championship held in Le Siepi. This equestrian center,┬álocated close to Villa Papeete, hosts major indoor and outdoor jumping competitions throughout … Continue reading

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Spa time, as if the beach were not enough

Sun bathing at the beach is hard work under 100┬░ F, so of course there would be a spa nearby. Any spa would be a pleasure, but one outdoors is much more indulging. During this trip, I made sure to … Continue reading

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A special kind of tree house

A tree protected by law from damage or removal can make for an interesting entry way. The pine trees in Milano Marittima are among the protected, which may mean having to drill holes in one’s roof to accommodate them. Stone … Continue reading

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La dolce vita…into the night

Driving up to Villa Papeete, 15 minutes out from Papeete Beach, it seems as though you are in no man’s land. No houses, no shops, no sea – just lots and lots of land. Then you enter the villa, greeted … Continue reading

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