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Laurent Bugnion (GalaSoft) Diary of a Code Trotter
Back home

I am back home after 2 weeks spent in a road trip around Sicily, Italy. We had a great time, and I will document the trip gradually in the next few days on my PhotoAlbum. It was really nice to let go for a moment, and I barely did anything work related (except reading 4 chapters of Adam Nathan's WPF book and catching up with blogs during the last hotel stay of the trip). I found no wireless connection during the trip (except once in Taormina and then in Palermo) but I didn't look for them either. I really needed a break and it was good to think of nothing but the sun, the sea, the antique monuments, the excellent food, and having no harder decision to make than choosing if I wanted red or white wine with my dinner (my wife doesn't drink so I enjoyed the 'vino della casa' alone).

In two weeks, we drove from Palermo to Marsala, Agrigento (after an unwanted stop in Palermo again), Caltagirone, Siracusa, Catania, the Etna region, Taormina, Cefalu, Bagheria, Monreale and then Palermo again. More details soon!

VS2008 Beta 2 and Silverlight 1.0 RC1

Seems that I came back just in time to download and install Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and Silverlight 1.0 RC1 so I am going to start the download and install later. Apparently you can install VS2008 Beta 2 without uninstalling Beta 1, so I’ll take the plunge and try it. Wish me luck!

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2007 4:13 AM Personal , Technical stuff , .NET , WPF , Silverlight | Back to top


Comments on this post: Back home after two weeks in Sicily / VS2008 Beta 2 and Silverlight 1.0 RC1

# re: Back home after two weeks in Sicily / VS2008 Beta 2 and Silverlight 1.0 RC1
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Wow!

I'm happy for you!!

I'm sicilian and i feel very good when tourists speak well about Sicily.

What town have you visited of the Etna region?

Best regards
Enrico
http://www.volcanoetna.com/blog
Left by enrico on Jul 31, 2007 3:31 AM

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Hi Enrico,

Yes great trip indeed. Stay posted to my PhotoAlbum, I will post many photos in the next few days. I am currently preparing the first batch, from the Marsala and Segesta region.

In the Etna region, we stayed in a B&B between Catania and Taormina, on the moutain side, in a small place called Mascali Nunziata.

Greetings,
Laurent
Left by Laurent on Jul 31, 2007 7:43 PM

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It sounds like a great trip. I cannot wait to see all the pictures.
Left by Joe on Aug 02, 2007 7:47 AM

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