Monthly Archives: September 2014

One Chop Too Far

Well the journey is over. Yesterday we managed to drive through Athens without a map or a GPS system and find Glyfada and today the Suzuki has sailed away to Cyprus on Salamis Lines. Of course it wasn’t plain sailing … Continue reading

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Yaberdaberdo

But before we get to Fred Flintstone I just want to add to the last blog that there are things that are different about Puglia and the Peloponnese. One noticeable one is the lack of butchers. In Puglia every town … Continue reading

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Busy Going Nowhere

After two weeks touring in the Peloponnese it is clear that that they have many similar traits to the Italian Pugliese which I guess is not surprising given that the Greeks colonised Puglia in B.C. something or another and called … Continue reading

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Un Giro ( But Outside Italy)

If you have ever travelled up through Italy to the Mont Blanc tunnel and then on into France you will know that on the Italian side the road sweeps you under mountains in the form of long tunnels and across … Continue reading

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Gun Boat Diplomacy

The house we have rented has no internet. The Greek lady owner tells me that without a phone it is still not possible to have the internet. “ Greece is far behind the rest of Europe” she says as I … Continue reading

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Inundated

Sitting in a bar in Igoumenitsa last week waiting for a meal the TV had coverage of some terrible floods and raging torrents of water and mud in various towns. We assumed it was in Greece and worried that maybe … Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane

So our leader Renzi says no growth for Italy either this year nor next year which means his €80 a month tax break for lower paid workers is not going to do what he promised and start people spending.  He … Continue reading

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