Category Archives: Driving in Italy

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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Keep a Crisis Well

One of my favourite quotes from A Christmas Carol is that Scrooge ” knew how to keep Christmas well ” He had, of course just had a visit from the Troika in the shape of three ghosts of Christmas. Greece … Continue reading

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Si Spegne l’Estate

The summer turns off. It sure did with a colossal storm yesterday that dropped 2 inches of rain on us and knocked out the electricity for 8 hours. We now have 14 days of storms and showers so the decision … Continue reading

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L’Estate Collasso

The summer collapses is the headline today. There hasn’t really been much summer to be fair but August has been hot and the past two weeks have been very warm especially in the evening and at night with so little … Continue reading

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Our Own King Canute

I reported some time ago that Puglia alongside many other regions this year has had a drop in tourists. June and July are now officially 30% lower in visitor numbers than last year and the spend and duration of stay … Continue reading

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Ferragosto

Happy holiday from the blistered one. Today is ferragosto a holiday that is celebrated here in Puglia by Italians flocking out to their own or someones house in the country , lighting a wood fire oven and cooking industrial quantities … Continue reading

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Can You See My House ?

This is Italy from the International Space Station taken at night 200 miles above the Earth’s surface. Looking at my electricity bill ( we have the most expensive electricity in Europe by the way) I thought I could see my … Continue reading

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