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Ionic Sea

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A little known fact about weasels: They are creatures of the sea. Sailors idolise them as lucky charms, and in 1715 weasels even became the international trading currency. At least for that afternoon when King “Mad as a squirrel” Arthur IV. forgot to take his pills.

Anyhow, the weasel felt instantly at home on board of the Euroferry “Olympia”. Once a proud vessel in the Baltic Sea, now a worn-down ferry in the Ionic Sea. The weasel had lots of fun while crossing the ionic sea between Italy and Greece.

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(November 2015)

Trieste

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Trieste – a city in north-western italy, close to the slowenian border. Trieste is a centre for trade and tourism. Its congested streets are sprawling with life, even in hot summer days like the one in june 2015, when the weasel discovered the second best thing to Starcookies: Starcookiemooncake!

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Italy (2014)

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Some cool places in Tuscany, Le Marche, Emilia-Romagna and Umbria:

Monte Amiata, highest mountain in Tuscany.

Monte Amiata, highest mountain in Tuscany.

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Archaeological site near Volterra.

Archaeological site near Volterra.

Volterras medieval town hall.

Volterras medieval town hall.

Castello Ricasoli, former home of the inventor of Chianti Classico, savior of european wine and politician, the "Iron Baron" Bettino Ricasoli.

Castello Ricasoli, former home of the inventor of Chianti Classico, savior of european wine and politician, the “Iron Baron” Bettino Ricasoli.

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Tuscan desert.

Tuscan desert.

San Quirico d´Orcia.

San Quirico d´Orcia.

San Gimignano.

San Gimignano.

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Norcia.

Norcia.

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Plains of Casteluccio near Norcia.

Plains of Casteluccio near Norcia.

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At castel Rocca Tenntennano.

At castel Rocca Tenntennano.

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Imola.

Imola.

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At the AIDA

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In 2009, the weasel went on a boat tour. Except that it was not a boat but a full blown cruise liner, the AIDA BLUE. Insanely fast the weasel became everybodys darling and the mascot of the cruise. It got its own boarding card. And at one point, it was invited to the bridge and finally steered the whole ship!

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Photos by courtesy of BigBird.