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Old 05-19-2009, 08:27 AM   #61
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I am a slow learner; also the next evening I ordered "salad" after the main course.
From this we conclude that "salad', in general, means a meal.
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and u still dont know the better part of it !

if u want a salad, u have to order "une salade verte", a green salad !
Ever heard of another colour for the salad ?

Frenchs..........
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:50 PM   #62
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calling corsicans french is "fightin words" so to speak dont let a corsican hear that.

what a great island. I went there a year and a half ago, need to go back. I rented a clapped out DR650, decent ride but really a DRZ400SM would of been a better ride for those tight back roads. I wish I would of taken that narrow gauge rail car some place, it looked fun. next time.

prices are cheaper in the interior . if someone is looking to go on a budget, ( broke yanks??) I'd even look at renting a 125 on the island, cheap, stick to tight back roads you wont miss the well, missing 75 horsepower too much anyway.

certainly a stunning area. some areas remind me of rocky mountains in US/Canada and northern Washington state ( east side, talkin' the state on the west US coast not the "DC" city). then the stunning white sand beachs, well thats just incredible.
thanks for taking the time to post your pictures

Oh , and great music in the video
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:51 AM   #63
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Beside eating, singing, joking and gaz-talking, "OF CO(U)RSE" there was also motorcycling:
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Old 05-22-2009, 11:33 AM   #65
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Some roads on Corsica requires the driver to be alert.
Picture taken while riding, by Capa Superiore della Famiglia.

That BMW cruiser is (still) a cool-looking bike!

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Old 05-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #66
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Dreamer caught by Capa Superiore.

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Old 05-22-2009, 12:01 PM   #67
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The Honorable Mr. CoolTours, as captured by Capa Superiore.

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Old 05-24-2009, 02:54 AM   #68
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OK, here, just for clarification and to re-adjust the probably slightly damaged reputation and status of the Corsican gastronomy-staff:

This……


….came as a result of THIS:


Waitress: “May I suggest you gentlemen the catch of the day…?”
Gentleman A: “Yes, I take it”
Gentleman B: “Yes, me too”
Gentleman C: “OK, I’m in too.”
Waitress: “Uhm... ok, très bien! So we have three times the catch of the day”
Gentleman A-C: [noding]
Waitress: [disappearing into kitchen with equal surprised, and querying looks]

So what has been the result of this equal short and difficult conversation (Not at least held in a mix of 5 different languages, German, French, Italian, English and Swiss-German), was: Gentlemen A, B and C ended up eating the WHOLE catch of the day of the fishermen from tree different villages! 3.8 kg, that’s allmost 8.5 pounds! No question that this must have had it’s price, huh!
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:54 AM   #69
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As should be evident from the previous post and picture, there are many dishes worth having on Corsica
But what do you do if you really, really want to eat well without having to separate with 70 euro for a fish? Not that the fish served
by the dish wasn't excellent. It was. But for 70 euro I can buy petrol to ride 1.000 km. And still have enough left for proper coffee.
So what to do?



My advice is to ride along the coast to Portu. This ride is simply spectacular, and the view from the road is stunning. As you can see, it is
Capa Superiore that takes the photo.
Notice the emptiness of the place.



The road has good surface, but there isn't a single stretch without a curve for many, many, many kilometers. And you'll take a
substantial fall if you go over that tiny wall on your right.
Photo taken by Capa while riding. Notice the eagle!



To give you an idea of what the road to Portu looks like, this is how Google Maps presents it. You get the idea.

I know Google says the place is called Porto, but the name is still Portu. As we all know, it is not without reason the
Genovesi can't be trusted. They simply sold Corsica to the French in 1764 Merchants without souls, they are, the
Genovesi. We will never forget your so called "victory" over Pisa 6. August 1284.
Anyway, the roads signs on Corsica are bi-lingual. And the one in Portu says Portu/Porto.
Actually is says Porto/Portu, but that is besides the point.
In any case, you'll enjoy the ride to Portu.



Then you should go to Le Romanique, Porto Marine, 20150 Ota, phone +33 (0)4 95261085. It is located on the little
street that leads down to the bridge where you can cross onto the beach.
From the table you have a splendid view of the huge eucalyptus trees and the beach.

They have a Menu Corsu; go for it!



A pate al mare. Sorry, but it was so good that I ate half of it before remembering my obligations as Food Photographer.



Then a perfectly cooked trota.



And you finish off with pecorino with marmerade from figs. And some good bread, and a sip of red wine.

And this will set you back a mere 20 euro.

So even though the fish served by the dish was excellen, the price / performance was terrible. Here the quality was
equally good, and the price / performance almost four times better.
I'll ride down to Portu any day!

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:28 AM   #70
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...The road has good surface....
...allmost everywhere.

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.... but there isn't a single stretch without a curve for many, many, many kilometers. And you'll take a substantial fall if you go over that tiny wall on your right.
From your angle it first looks like this....


.... and depending on the point of view later on like this:

Some only learn the hard way indeed!

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Now I’d like to lead you focus to more durable, more resistant things in the universe than such profane things as roads or cars: The water, woods and moutains!! Corsica is a place with very much special relationship to the term “above sealevel”. While in the early morning you might want to hang around on a remote beach….


…only one hour later, you can be far up in the mountains...


surrounded by snow covered peaks of 6’000+ ft piles of rock.


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Old 05-25-2009, 06:00 AM   #72
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Not seldom all that is simply overwhelming for the visitor and many of them end up suddenly thinking….
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:02 AM   #73
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If you are lucky enough, you’ll have the honor to stay on a place with a view covering everything: The smooth hills and the sea in the foreground, framed by the city and mountains in the background.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:03 AM   #74
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If you are lucky enough, you’ll have the honor to stay on a place with a view covering everything: The smooth hills and the sea in the foreground, framed by the city and mountains in the background.
Very nice HDR!

Some of my favorite memories of the trip are the swimming we did in the rivers, with pools as deep as 20 meters! (More than twice the height of my previous house...now i live in an appt... different story)

Here's me jumping in, in front of Tage who's giving the V (presumably to show it's my second jump? )




Here's the happiest i've ever been while bleeding (which reminds me... i need to buy more of those tire-pressure cylinder charges that came with the bike)




And here are some obligatory scenery shots, since it was so gorgeous...








The rest of the pics are up at this link (Rene i'll send them on CD).

Looking forward to Tuscany!!!!
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:10 AM   #75
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Now, the swimming was not only your favorite one as it's clearly viewable here...


....or here....
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