if you don't actually live here on corsica, the chances of you knowing something about the place are slim to none. i stopped counting all the times people thought i was moving to italy. just for the record, again:
corsica and sicily = not at all the same place.
even if people know that it is a part of france, that does not give a good picture of the place either. especially to the stereotype-influenced people of north america.
corsicans and mainland french people = not at all the same kind of people.
"oh yeah, that's where napoleon was from." whoo hoo for you, you must do crossword puzzles. he was also exiled to the island of elba, another crossword puzzle answer. but guess what...
napoleon is dead, has been since 1821 = the fact that he was from here tells you nothing about the place. nothing. he left it when he was nine anyway to go to the continent for schooling, so i don't think it was that big of an influence on him. he returned for all of maybe two times. no ferries back in that day, folks. may i remind you that i am a history major. yes, that makes me a nerd.
well that covers the three things most people think they know of corsica.
and now to further educate the people may i introduce the first corsica tidbit #1:
yes, that is a cow. yes, it is pretty close to the road. although dangerous, this is one of my favorite things about corsica. on a road, in the middle of nowhere, it is not uncommon to happen on a cow or two or three. sometimes when they are in the middle of the road, they just stare at you, refusing to move. i think it's hilarious. of course i have never happened upon some when i am in a hurry to get some place. that would be another story and perhaps i would be having hamburger for dinner. or maybe not, can you see the size of their horns?! here's a better view of them:
are you looking at me?
i never said that these would be educational tidbits. just things i think are interesting or annoying or strange or wonderful about this rugged, in a harrison ford kind of way, island.