Taking the road less traveled by . . .
“Ruminations” means thinking something over carefully. It’s also what cows do: chewing their cud. I’m the cow, chewing over my thoughts about what I see and experience before I sit down and write about them. Rachel’s Ruminations is a travel blog focused on independent travel with an emphasis on cultural and historical sites. I also occasionally write about my life in the Netherlands. Thank you for visiting!
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The history of Ortigia, Sicily is long and varied. Read here what to see on this little islet, the oldest part of Siracusa.
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